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Indo-Norway Project- 2021 to 2025

Project title: Social Justice and Culture. Sustainable Social Welfare in Neoliberal Times (2021-2025)

Project Coordinators: Prof. Shruti Tambe, SPPU- Savitribai Phule Pune University &
Dr. Kjersti Røsvik, University of South Eastern Norway


Project goals:

1) International cooperation as a measure for quality in higher education (Meld. St. 16 (2016-2017)) is one base for this project, which aims to strengthen partnership between USN and SPPU. .

2) Agenda 2030 and UN SDGs (2015), is another base for the project, which in particular addresses the goals to ensure inclusive and equitable education (goal 4), end poverty in all its forms (goal 1) and reduce inequality within and among countries (goal 10).

3)Project results will be joint courses and curricula relevant to our key focus: The relationship between sustainable social justice, culture and welfare under conditions influenced by neoliberal transformation. How different states like Norway and India struggle with increasing social marginalization will be addressed, but also how both countries have succeeded – in very different ways – in achieving sustainable mechanisms of preserving diversity.

4)Theorizing justice and welfare state in a new era, based on cross-cultural comparison and fine-grained empirical studies will be encouraged. The approach will be student-centered in order to educate theoretically sound and methodologically trained students.

SPPU- USN: History of Collaborations (Before 2021)

A. Appointment of Prof. Ellen Schrumpf as Adjunct Faculty, Department of Sociology, S. P. Pune University,      Pune.

B. Webinars and Workshops:

  • International Workshop on Work and Labour: Yesterday and Today jointly organized by the Department of Sociology, Savitribai Phule Pune University and University of South-Eastern Norway on 18 February 2020
  • Webinar on Heritage and Growing Up - Indian and Norwegian Perspectives organized by the Department of Sociology, Savitribai Phule Pune University in collaboration with the University of South-Eastern Norway on 19-20 November 2020
  • Workshop on Private Healthcare Sector in India: Overview, Challenges, and Way Forward organized by the Department of Sociology in collaboration with SATHI (Support for Advocacy and Training to Health) on 7 April 2021


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Webinar on Heritage and Growing Up - Indian and Norwegian Perspectives, November 2020. Faculty members, USN and SPPU participants attending the Webinar on 'Heritage and Growing Up - Indian and Norwegian Perspectives', Feb 2020.
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Honourable VC of the University inagurating the International Workshop on 'Work and Labour Yesterday and Today', Feb 2020. Prof. Ellen Schrumpf, Department of Economics, History and Social Sciences, USN presenting her paper during the International Workshop on Work and Labour Yesterday and Today, Feb 2020.
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Prof. Shruti, Head, Department of Sociology addressing the International Workshop on 'Work and Labour Yesterday and Today'. Webinar on Heritage and Growing Up - Indian and Norwegian Perspectives, November 2020, attended by USN and SPPU participants.

USN Staff and Students Mobility August 2022.

Staff and Student Mobility under the joint project on Social Justice and Culture: Sustainable Social Welfare in Neoliberal Times (SOJUCU) between the Department of Sociology, SPPU and University of South Eastern Norway, August 2022 .

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Core Partners of the SOJUCU Project- Dr. Kjersti Rosvik, Prof. Shruti Tambe and Prof. Ellen Schrumpf. Faculty members and students of the Department of Sociology at USN, Porsgrunn campus.
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Informal Moments at the USN Porsgrunn Campus-Faculty Members and Students of the Department of Sociology. Leadership Meeting, USN Porsgrunn Campus, 11.8.22.
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Prof. Shruti Tambe and Prof. Ellen Schrumpf in the middle of an informal conversation after the SOJUCU Project Meeting, 18.8.22. Prof. Tambe giving a lecture on 'Social Justice Today' at USN Porsgrunn campus.

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