International Peace Research Institute

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International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO)

"PRIO was founded in 1959 and became a fully independent institute in 1966. It was one of the first centres of peace research in the world, and it is Norway’s only peace research institute. Its founding and early influence were instrumental in projecting the idea of peace research.

"PRIO is independent and international in staff and perspective. Our working language is English. The staff at PRIO comprises 50–60 people, of whom two-thirds are researchers (including PhD students). In addition to this, there are 5–10 MA students, who are provided with work spaces and scholarships while completing their theses...

"PRIO has an annual turnover of NOK 40–50 million (€5–6 million). Around 15% of this is provided as a core grant from the Research Council of Norway. The remainder consists of support to individual projects from sources both inside and outside Norway, including the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, the Research Council of Norway, the United Nations and the World Bank.

Nobel Peace Prize 2006: Nominations & Speculations [2]



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  1. About, International Peace Research Institute, accessed September 5, 2007.
  2. Nobel Peace Prize 2006: Nominations & Speculations, International Peace Research Institute, accessed September 5, 2007.