Department of Comparative Politics

Trial Lecture and Public Defence: Thomas Margel Myksvoll

On January 21, 2022 Thomas Margel Myksvoll will defend his doctoral thesis for the PhD Degree at the University of Bergen

Daniel Lyngseth Fenstad

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The title of the thesis

"Target, shaper, implementor - Regional Administrative Behaviour in the Rescaling of Norway’s Subnational Government Architecture"

Pressemelding (in Norwegian)

Trial Lecture:

21.01.2022, 9.15-10.00

Venue: Media City Bergen, SPORTEN (only for invited guests) og digitalt i zoom webinar

Assigned topic

"Rescaling and identity in European territorial reforms - a comparative perspective"


21.01.2022, 10.30-14.30

Venue: Media City Bergen, SPORTEN (only for invited guests) og digitalt i zoom webinar


1. opponent:  Professor Pawel Swianiewicz, Department of Development and local policy, University of Warsaw

2. opponent: Professor, Hilde Bjørnå, Department of Social Sciences, University of Tromsø

Leader of committee: Associate Professor Jan Oskar Engene, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen

The public defence will be chaired by Professor, Kristin Strømsnes, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen

Meet the Candidate after the Public Defense

Join us in Digital meeting room directly after the public defense to meet and greet the candidate. In this meeting you may join with microphone and camera.

To attend the trial lecture and defense, click on the links to zoom webinar above.

The trial lecture will start at 09.15. and the defense at 10.30., sharp. You may leave and rejoin the meeting at any time. If the Zoom application is new to you, we recommend that you press the link well before the events to download the program.

If you want to attend as opponent ex auditorio, please send an e-mail to Hanne.Gravermoen@uib.no by 11.30 January 21. Other questions can also be sent here.

The thesis is available in Bora.

The trial lecture and defense will be recorded in case of technical difficulties. The recorded material will only be used if any member of the committee is absent due to technical errors, and we will delete it immediately after the committee has approved the event.