Partner Institutions

In this project, 15 leading academic and non-academic institutions collaborate. Ten of these are based in Europe. The remaining five are based in Asia, Africa and Central America.


Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU is the project coordinator and at the Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric, several researchers are involved. Associate Professor Dr. Ingrid Nyborg leads the project.



Durham University, United Kingdom

Durham University is among the leading British universities, and Professor Alice Hills at the university’s School of Government and International Affairs leads our work package on Africa.

Jagiellonian University, Poland

Jagiellonian is Poland’s oldest university, established in 1400 on the remains of what were a university in Krakow. Professor Janina Czpaska leads a research team at the university that works on South Eastern Europe together with our Ruhr University Bochum partners and gender dimensions together with NMBU.

Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Founded in 1962, the Ruhr University Bochum is among the largest universities in Germany. At the Faculty of Law, Department of Criminology, Criminal Policy and Police Science, Prof. Thomas Feltes leads the Eastern Europe work package in our project.

Norwegian Police University College (PHS), Norway

As the national police training institution in Norway, the PHS offers bachelor and master degree programs and conducts research into national and international policing. Chief Superintendent Tor Damkaas leads our work package for police training, and also manages our larger, independent international policing experts network.

University of Bremen, Germany

The University of Bremen developed from a teacher training institute to become a fully-fledge university with expertise in natural as well as social sciences and technology. the University’s Sarah Biecker works on our Africa studies.

University of Oslo, Norway

The Department of Informatics, University of Oslo (UiO) is responsible for coordinationg technology efforts across the project. The technology development work package is led by Arunima Sehgal Mukherjee.

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Norway

NUPI is among the most pre-eminent foreign affairs institutions in Norway and was recently named as a top-ranking international affairs think tank by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. From NUPI senior resercher Dr. Kari Osland, among others, has joined our project, working on community policing in comparison and South East Europe.

Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), Norway

NIBR recently joined the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences as part of its Centre for Welfare and Labour Research. Stian Lid, researcher at NIBR, works on this project’s regional focus on Africa.

Applied Intelligence Analytics (AIA), Ireland

AIA develops data analytics software solutions. In this project, Thomas Knape of AIA works on analytics to inform our police training research efforts.


Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

Dr. Badahar Nawab and Comsats at the Abbottabad campus in Pakistan collaborate with the project on the South Asia regional research package.

Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), Afghanistan

The NCA supports NMBU researchers in Afghanistan.

Universidad Del Valle Guatemala, Guatemala

To help us with our research in Central America, we have teamed up with Arturo Matute of Universidad Del Valle Guatemala.

University of Chile, Chile

Professor Hugo Fruhling of the Unviersity of Chile works together with our Central America research team.