About Nordregio

Nordic Centre for Spatial Development

Nordregio is a leading Nordic research institute within the broad fields of regional development and urban planning. We undertake strategic research and provide policy relevant knowledge with a Nordic and European comparative perspective. Learn more about our organisation and statutes.

Research & Development

We specialise in international comparative and collaborative research. Using our leading-edge skills, we carry out quantitative and qualitative analyses on many different geographic scales: Nordic, Baltic, Arctic and European. Our main target groups are planners and decision-makers at the international, national and regional levels.

One of Nordregio's most important tasks is to contribute to the development of regional policy and sustainable growth in the Nordic countries. Good policy decisions can only be made on the basis of reliable information. An important way of carrying out this task is through research and dissemination activities within the four Nordic working groups that we are hosting.

Nordregio's main areas of research include regional development - urban and rural, city regional planning, demography, governance and gender, innovation and green growth, and sustainable development in the Arctic. Our research competencies include the production of high-quality maps, the web-mapping tool NordMap and the development of state of the art statistical databases, presented in our bi-annual State of the Nordic region Report. Learn more about Nordregio research and development.

International clients, partners & frameworks

Nordregio operates in the field between research and policy development with a wide range of clients and partners. Read more about the work we share with many different actors.

Experienced researchers

Nordregio offers an international environment with researchers from around the world. It is a pleasure to introduce our skilled research team to you.

Welcome to Nordregio!