Vera Schwach

Research Professor at NIFU, Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Higher Education, Oslo, Norway

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vera.schwach@nifu.no

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About Schwach

Vera Schwach helds a position as Research Professor at NIFU, Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Higher Education, Oslo, Norway.

She has her doctoral degree (dr.philos.) in history from the University of Oslo (2012). Her thesis, Til havs med vitenskapen [At Sea with the science] examined marine research in Norway, 1860–1970.

Schwach’ research areas include higher education and research policy, but in particular the history of marine science, a field in which she has published extensively.

Her work includes numerous articles and the monograph: Havet, fisken og vitenskapen. Fra fiskeriundersøkelser til havforskningsinstitutt 1860–2000 (The Sea, the fish and the science. From fisheries investigations to an institute for marine research] (2000).

Currently she participates in a project about the history of the Research Councils in Norway, 1946–2016. In this Schwach carries out a special responsibility for the chapters on agriculture, environmental affairs and oceanography.