Evaluation of social anthropology in Norway
The team of European anthropologists, including Mats Utas, who have been evaluating Norwegian social anthropology states that: "Norwegian social anthropology is a significant force within the discipline internationally. Its researchers have a strong commitment to empirical research based on long-term, immersive fieldwork conducted among different populations across the world. At its best, Norwegian social anthropology makes important contributions to – and indeed leads – international debate within the discipline. The depth of knowledge and understanding developed through fieldwork also enables Norwegian social anthropologists to have significant societal impact and public engagement. It is highly successful in terms of both overall research quality and societal impact"