Agder Research is one of 12 regional research institutions in Norway, out of a total of 70 research institutions, 20 of which are focused on social science research.
Agder Research runs social science research and development projects regionally, nationally and internationally.
We develop and deliver relevant research-based knowledge to politicians, businesses and the community.
As a professional partner with a solid academic foundation and close cooperation with the University of Agder, we will contribute to new understanding and change in businesses, organizations and society.
We were established in 1985 and have offices in Sørlandet Kunnskapspark in Kristiansand and in Gründersenteret Aust-Agder in Arendal. Our research is financed by commissioned projects. Ten percent of this comes from a grant from the Norwegian Research Foundation.
We have 47 academic staff members, Of these, 28 hold PhDs or are working toward their PhD in social economics, social geography, sociology, social anthropology, education, political science, art history, ethnology, or organizational theory.