Professor Sigmund Grønmo

Professor of Sociology

University Professorial Fellow

Professor Grønmo is an Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Bergen, and a Life Member of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge. He is also affiliated with the Institute for Social Resarch, Oslo, Norway. He was the Rector (Vice-Chancellor) of the University of Bergen 2005–2013.

He is an elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters as well as Academia Europaea and The World Academy of Art and Science. He was the Chair of the Board of the Holberg Prize (2012-2020), and he is the Chair of the Council of the Inter-University Center in Dubrovnik since 2012. In 2016, he received The Study Quality Prize awarded by the Faculty of Social Science, University of Bergen.

He has been a Visiting Professor in Canada (Dalhousie University), USA (University of California, Berkeley and Illinois State University), Australia (University of Queensland and James Cook University), and UK (University of Cambridge). He has an interest in indigenous research and higher education, and he has been an Adjunct Professor and adviser for the Sami University College, focusing on the further development of the institution towards a global indigenous university.   Professor Grønmo has published several books and numerous articles, especially within economic sociology, sociology of time, social network studies, and social science methodology.

Research Interests

  • Economic sociology
  • Sociology of time
  • Social networks and structural analysis
  • Social science methodology

Professional Positions, Memberships & Awards

  • Professor of Sociology (formerly the Rector 2005–2013), University of Bergen
  • Adjunct Professor, Sámi University College, Kautokeino
  • Life Member of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge
  • Elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Academia Europaea and The World Academy of Art and Science
  • Chair of the Board of the Holberg Prize
  • Visiting Professor in Canada (Dalhousie University), USA (University of California, Berkeley and Illinois State University), Australia (University of Queensland and James Cook University), and UK (University of Cambridge)
  • Elected Member of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, 2007.
  • Elected Member of Academiae Europaea, 2011.
  • Elected Fellow of The World Academy of Art and Science, 2013.
  • Honorary (life-long) Member of The Norwegian Student Society (Det norske studentersamfund) since 1970.
  • Knight of The Order of the Hedgehog, The Bergen Student Society, 2009.
  • The Quality of Education Prize at the Faculty of Social Science, University of Bergen. 2016
  • Economic Conditions, Political Reforms, and Bank Centrality. The Norwegian Intercorporate Network 1975-1994. Rapport nr. 77 fra Det nye pengesamfunnet. Oslo: Norges forskningsråd 1995.
  • Ass­essi­ng the Ce­ntrality of Banks in Intercorporate Networks: An Overview of Research on Interlocking Directorates. Rapport nr. 63 fra Det nye pengesamfunnet. Oslo: Norges forsknings­råd 1995.

Link to Research Publications

Professor Sigmund Grønmo

Contacts

T: +47 957 70 068
E: Sigmund.Gronmo@uib.no

University of Bergen
Bergen, Norway