Forskere i samtale. Foto: Karoline O.A. Pettersen

About Nordlandsforskning

Nordland Research Institute researches topics related to social science, entrepreneurship and the environment.

Our thematic scope is extensive and cross-sectional. We also participate in research and development projects in close cooperation with the public and private sectors. Nordland Research Institute participates in the procurement and dissemination of knowledge and science.

Nordlandsforskning AS is a social science research institute with about 40 employees, located in Bodø, with branch offices in Svolvær and Mo i Rana. The institute receives a basic grant from the Research Council of Norway. Still, the primary income is related to contribution and commissioned research nationally and internationally.

We deliver high-quality research and strive to be relevant, innovative and reliable. Nordland Research Institute is the only social science research institute in Northern Norway with both ownership and head office in the north.

We are committed to being an attractive and diverse workplace that attracts, develops and retains good employees. We offer a working environment that includes and safeguards all employees in all phases of life, regardless of gender.


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Nordland Research Institute's headquarters is located on the university campus in Bodø.
Nordland Research Institute's Lofoten office is located on the quayside in Svolvær.
Nordland Research Institute has offices at the Campus Helgelend in Mo i Rana.
Nordlandsforskning AS (Nordland Research Institute) is owned by Nord University and The Nordland Research Foundation.
The owners of Nordland Research Insitute, Nord University and The Nordland Research Foundation appoint a board for the company in the general meeting.
Gender balance, diversity and inclusion are fundamental values for Nordland Research Institute.


Postboks 1490
N-8049 Bodø



Universitetsalleen 11, Bodø


+47 75 41 18 10




4500 55 98811


989 714 309 MVA