Stiftelsen Norsk Senter for Bygdeforskning – Institute for Rural and Regional Research


RURALIS – Institute for Rural and Regional Research, is an independent, non-profit research organisation based in Trondheim, Norway. Established in 2001, the core activity of RURALIS is multi-disciplinary rural studies with a particular emphasis upon theoretical and methodological research in rural sociology.

RURALIS has a highly competent and multidisciplinary staff, including around 30 researchers with backgrounds in sociology, geography, business economics, social anthropology, political science and agronomy. In addition to its research work, RURALIS undertakes development and evaluation assignments for the Norwegian government and other official bodies.

Contact person: 

Hilde Bjørkhaug