A four-year Thor Heyerdahl Professorship in co-operation with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB).
Professor Arild Vatn was appointed to the professorship in 2008. A variety of different activities are planned as part of the professorship.
It is hoped that the professorship will secure visibility on a national and international level. Both institutions are interested in making the professorship a permanent position in the long term.
The areas of activity covered by the professorship constitute a major contribution to the academic profile of the Institute. A number of concrete initiatives have thus been proposed for the four-year professorship. The Institute has great hopes for the professorship and will contribute actively to the achievement of its goals.