Professor Ulf Sverdrup holds a doctoral degree in Political Science from the University of Oslo. Before taking up the position at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) in 2012, he was a professor at the Norwegian Business School, BI, and he has also been a research professor at the ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo. He received his Masters degree from the University of Bergen.
During his career Professor Sverdrup has published extensively on various topics in international politics, with a particular emphasis on European politics, European integration and Norwegian foreign policy. Professor Sverdrup was the Head of the Secretariat for the Official Norwegian Europe Review (NOU 2012:2), which assessed the impacts and implications of Norway’s agreements with the European Union. He has been a Jean Monnet fellow at the European University Institute, a Visiting scholar at the Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung, and a senior advisor at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Professor Sverdrup is a regular columnist in the newspaper Dagens Næringsliv.
Professor Sverdrup’s lecture is part of the ANUCES Brexit Lecture Series, established in 2016.
The ANUCES is an initiative involving six ANU Colleges (Arts and Social Sciences; Law; Business and Economics; Asia and the Pacific; Medicine, Biology & Environment, and Engineering & Computer Science) co-funded by the ANU and the European Union.