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Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) 2005f
PO Box 8159 Dep. Oslo 0033, Norway
tel:47-2299 40 00 fax:47-2236 2182

Organizational Status: Semi-governmental institute, founded in 1959.

General Description: NUPI was established by the Norwegian Parliament in order to promote a better understanding of international issues in Norway. NUPI has sought to achieve this by undertaking a wide range of research activities and disseminating information on international issues. The institute maintains an independent position in studying matters of relevance to Norwegian foreign policy and economic relations. As a small nation, Norway depends strongly on stable and open ties with the rest of the world and, consequently, the understanding of international relations and the constantly evolving international economy is a vital prerequisite for shaping both foreign and domestic policies. Through research and the dissemination of information, NUPI's objective is to increase awareness of the current international situation. The institute conducts research within its area of responsibility and undertakes assignments from private and public organizations.

Annual Budget: USD 8.5 million (2006)

Staff: 54 (35 research, 19 administrative/support), 4 visiting, 2 intern, 8 scholarship student

Executive Officers:
Mr. LODGAARD, Sverre (Director)
Mr. FLIKKE, Geir (Assistant Director)

Public Relations:
Ms. BANG, Lisa (Head of Information)
Mr. LOVIK, Frode (Head of Administration)

(As of December, 2006)

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