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Department of Development Studies
Development is to create a future from past experiences and towards future visions
Urbanization, transnational actor-network, communication, information technology, and international companies are today significant global forces that influence the development of cities, small cities, villages, and regions all over the world. Department of Development Studies offers modules related to urban and regional planning and communication in a national context and the Global South.
The Department offers courses focusing on global and local forces of development, and how these are intertwined with place specific forces and interests. To understand internal and external forces and in order to prepare action, theory about these forces and processes as well as knowledge about local conditions is necessary. Our courses in development, communication and planning theory and method offer this competence.
The staff is researchers with experience from Africa, South America, Asia and Europe. We have experience from architect competitions, visual communication and new e-learning platforms. Many of the staff have been experts in planning processes, and have experience from international aid consultancy and consultancy within multilateral, bilateral, and private development organizations.
The Department offers BA programmes in ‘ Development Studies’ and ‘ Planning & Communication’ .
The Department also offers a Master's degree in ‘
in ‘ Societal Communication’ and is a partner in the Faculty Ph.D study programme in ‘Social Science’ which is planned to be in operation from January 2014.
The Department of Developement Studies visited the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala in June 2013. Front row from the left: Jonathan Baker, Tale Steen-Johnsen, Kristine Reinfjord, Jørn Cruickshank, Sven Åke Bjørke, Jannik Stølen Timenes og Hanne Haaland. Second row: Hege Wallevik, Øyvind Økland, Stein Sundstøl Eriksen, Brian Lucas, Oddgeir Tveiten, John Pløger og Svein Gunnar Gundersen.