Innovation, Industry and Regional Development

Innovation, Industry and Regional Development


The maritime industry is the fourth largest industry in Northern Norway, a new study by Norut Narvik shows.

The role of Norwegian municipal councils within local community development has been charted for the first time - and the municipal councils believe they are making a major effort.

Marine salmon fishing contributes to settlement and activity along the coast of Finnmark and North Troms - and in doing so to a continuation of Coast Sami culture.

Research scientists from Norut Alta-Áltá and Finnmark University College have jointly studied why so many pupils are choosing to drop out of upper secondary school in Finnmark.

The trends of business and settlement in Norway are that large central municipalities are winning, while small rural municipalities are losing. But is this the full picture?

Norut Alta has used the final report "

Dette er Snøhvit" (This is Snøhvit) to put the finishing touches on the trail research of the local and regional social effects of the Snøhvit development.

Narvik University College has become a part-owner of Norut Narvik and the Nordland County Council has become a part-owner of Norut. The agreement signed on February 6 was not a coincidence.

Which role does the municipal council have in local community development? Norut is well underway with a study to look more closely at this.