Student membership


Why apply for NORSI student membership

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.

Flexible Program: Doctoral students 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.

How to apply for NORSI student membership

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

1) Your CV

2) Acceptance letter to your PhD programme

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 a membership in NORSI will benefit your research education.

Send it to the Roger Sørheim and Birte M. Horn-Hanssen.

Benefits of student membership

  • 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

NORSI Programme 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