Professor Geir Ulfstein elected as a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

PluriCourts Director Geir Ulfstein was March 15 elected as a member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division – Law Group.

- It is a great honor to be elected as member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Ulfstein says. – I look forward to participating in discussions on both research and research policy.

Geir Ulfstein. Photo: UiO.

 The Dean of the Faculty of Law, Dag Michalsen, offers his congratulations - This is a great honor, for both Geir Ulfstein and the faculty. Ulfstein is one of Norway’s leading experts on international law, and plays an important part of many international research environments.

In 2009-2010 Ulfstein, together with professor Andreas Føllesdal headed a multidisciplinary research project at the Centre for Advanced Study called “Should States Ratify Human Rights Conventions?” From 2011 to 2016, Ulfstein and Føllesdal headed the ERC funded research project MultiRights. Since 2013, he has been co-Director of PluriCourts, a center of excellence funded by the Norwegian Research Council.  

- Ulfstein has, together with Andreas Føllesdal, created a research environment that has contributed to increase the faculty’s visibility internationally, Michalsen says.

Co-Director Andreas Føllesdal is also a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Professor Christina Voigt is a member of the Academy’s Committee for Climate, Environment and Resource Use.

About the Academy

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, founded in 1857, is a non-governmental, nationwide body which embraces all fields of learning. Its main purpose is to support the advancement of science and scholarship in Norway. The members are divided into two sections; Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Humanities and Social Sciences.



Published Mar. 20, 2018 12:57 PM - Last modified Mar. 22, 2018 7:41 PM