Professor Rune Dahl Fitjar

Roles in the RUNIN project:

Project leader and PhD Supervisor


University of Stavanger


Rune Dahl Fitjar is the Pro-Rector for Innovation and Society at the University of Stavanger since August 2019. He has been a Professor of Innovation Studies at the UiS Business School since 1 September 2013 and is affiliated with the Centre for Innovation Research. Fitjar won the University of Stavanger’s prize for research excellence in 2013 and for research communication in 2011. He completed his PhD in political science at the London School of Economics in 2007. His research deals with different aspects of regions, including regional development and innovation.