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About Torjus Solheim Eckhoff
Torjus Solheim Eckhoff
Associate Expert, Polar and Climate
Phone: 404 11 561

I have always had an interest in the interconnection between the social and the physical world we live in, leading me to undertake an interdisciplinary education. I have a BSc in geography from NTNU and a MSc in Human Security from Aarhus University, where I pursued a holistic understanding of how political, social and environmental processes impact each other. There is something inherently intriguing in how a political meeting in Paris can influence the rate of ice melting in Greenland which, in turn, can affect migration in Bangladesh.

From my social science background, I have taken with me a critical perspective. This means that I am interested in the structural processes underlying our understanding of the world and our social and political systems. My goal is to use this insight to contribute to projects with people from other backgrounds, enhancing our knowledge on how we impact the environment and using this to provide better solutions for how we should interact with it.

I think there are so many fascinating questions out there, and sometimes I find it difficult to only focus on a limited aspect of topics. Luckily, I am affiliated with the Polar and Climate programme, where I have the chance to contribute to many interesting projects ranging from marine litter in the Arctic to climate change adaption in the Himalayas.

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