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Iver B. Neumann is now the new director at NOVA

Iver B. Neumann, professor at London School of Economics and research professor at NUPI, becomes new director at NOVA

Nina Eriksen Published: Updated:
Iver B. Neumann

The board at the Centre for Welfare and Labour Research (SVA) decided 11. October to offer Iver B. Neumann the position as the director at NOVA. It is now official that Iver B. Neumann has accepted the offer.

Neumann is the Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and senior research fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs – NUPI. He is skilled in social theory, social integration, international relations in a historical perspective, diplomacy, and Russian and Norwegian foreign policy. Neumann has a PhD both in political science and in social anthropology.

- We have now a director with long and solid research experience in, among other things, social theory, something that is going to have great import in leading the social research at NOVA, says Curt Rice, the Rector at the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. – I am convinced that Neumann with his wide contact network will make a great contribution to our international partnership and cooperation and to highlighting our institution in a time when we are expecting to become the youngest university in Norway.

- I am looking forward to starting my exciting, new job. This is an interesting job for a person who has written historically and generally about the Norwegian state, to have the opportunity to work with so many skilful individuals doing research on different sides of the welfare state and its legislative measures, says Neumann.

- I hope also that I can contribute to strengthening the international activities a full-fledged university must have.

Neumann will start his new job as the director of NOVA February 1, 2018.