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Centre for Integrated Crisis Management (CIEM) is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Agder. CIEM is researching how technology can be used to strengthen emergency preparedness and management of crises and disasters. Both technological and social science experts at UiA are included in center. We are studying topics in wireless communications, sensor-based data capture, social media, decision-making, coordination and collective intelligence.

CIEM is established as a top priority for the University of Agder. The center consists of more than 20 researchers headed by Prof. Ole-Christoffer Granmo.

CIEM cooperates with governmental and NGOs and other emergency response actors in the Agder region and with research institutions and industry in Norway and abroad.

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The University of Agder (UiA) is situated on the southern tip of Norway and is located on two campuses, in Kristiansand and Grimstad.

The university has 11 000 students and 1100 faculty and staff members. It is one of the youngest universities in Norway, but its history dates back to 1839 when the first teacher training institution in the region was established. It is a public university with state-of-the-art buildings on both campuses. Research is the foundation of all teaching activities at UiA and covers a wide variety of disciplines.

Being a driving force for societal and regional development, the university of Agder has close contact with industry, organisations and cultural institutions. It is an internationally oriented university in a region exposed to strong international competition.

The University of Agder offers 14 PhD specialisations, 33 master’s programmes and 44 bachelor’s programmes. Shorter study programmes, as well as lifelong learning courses, are also available. UiA is big enough to offer variety and challenge, yet small enough for students and faculty to make their mark.