Production and dissemination of knowledge is an effort of global concern. As such, all activities designed for scholars offered at or via SSES are conducted through networks with universities around the globe. 


NORSI is the Nordic research school for Ph.D. students in the Nordic countries within the field of innovation and entrepreneurship. Doctoral students within innovation and entrepreneurial studies enroll to take academic courses offered by NORSI and its partner institutions. NORSI is also an active network in the innovation and entrepreneurship research communities.

Primary objectives NORSI 2021-2024

  1. NORSI will provide a world-class Ph.D. training program within innovation
    and entrepreneurship research, thus enhancing the quality of Ph.D. education in the Nordic area.
  2. NORSI will strengthen the Nordic connections in the innovation and
    entrepreneurship research community.
  3. Strengthen international orientation among Ph.D. candidates by providing
    access to an international research arena with world-leading researchers
    within the field of innovation and entrepreneurship

Read more about key impacts and added value for students, faculty and institutions that are part of NORSI here.


What does NORSI give our member students?

  • High-quality academic courses within entrepreneurship and innovation research
  • A flexible program intended to strengthen your knowledge of innovation-based research
  • An opportunity to be an integral part of a research network
  • Lectures by leading international scholars
  • Timely information about NORSI courses and research
  • The opportunity to develop a strong network among other NORSI students and meet NORSI faculty


Flexible Program: Doctoral students enroll to take courses as an integral part of their doctoral studies either from the beginning of their studies or later in their doctoral research. NORSI is a flexible and complementary doctoral program developed to fit students’ individual research progress and course requirements at their “home” institutions.

Doctoral Courses: The NORSI course portfolio covers innovation and entrepreneurship research ranging from management and firm perspective to a broader systems approach, and seeks to understand the process of innovation and its relation to economic growth by specializing in innovation systems, policies, globalization of innovation, entrepreneurship, social changes of innovation, and sustainability transitions.

Partner Institutions and Network: NORSI is a networked-based research school that consists of 24 partner institutions:

1) Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Project owner/host
2) BI Norwegian Business School (BI), Coordinator/Co-host
3) Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN)
4) Nord University (NORD)
5) Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
6) UiT – The Arctic University (UiT)
7) University of Agder (UiA)
8) University of Oslo – TIK (UiO-TIK)
9) University of Stavanger (UiS)
10) Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL)

11) Circle, Lund University (CIRCLE)
12) Chalmers University of Technology
13) Halmstad University College – CIEL
14) Jönköping University – Jönköping International Business School (JIBS)
15) Linköping University
16) Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES)
17) Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Through SSES
18) Stockholm School of Economics Through SSES
19) Luleå University of Technology
20) Blekinge Institute of Technology
21) University of Gothenburg – GOT KIES

22) University of Iceland, Reykjavík

23) Aalborg University

24) LUT (Lappeenranta university)

Read more about NORSI here.

How to apply for NORSI student membership

In order to apply to a specific course, please visit the courses page and apply directly at the host university, after you have confirmed your Norsi membership.

NORSI has continuous enrollment. To enroll, send in a formal application containing:

  1. Your CV
  2. Acceptance letter to your Ph.D. program
  3. A letter/email from your institution/supervisor confirming that they recommend that you become part of NORSI
  4. A letter of interest/short email specifying how membership in NORSI will benefit your research education.
    Send all of the above to Roger Sørheim and Birte M. Horn-Hanssen. Information below.


NORSI Program Director
Roger Sørheim
Professor NTNU
Email: roger.sorheim@iot.ntnu.no

NORSI Project Coordinator
Birte M. Horn-Hanssen
Email: Birte.M.Horn-Hanssen@bi.no
Phone: + 47- 464 10 876

SSES Contact

Marianne Castrén
Email: marianne.castren@sses.se

Rasmus Rahm
Email: rasmus.rahm@sses.se