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Thomas Michael Sattich

Dr. rer. pol., Associate Professor

Det samfunnsvitenskapelige fakultet

Institutt for medie- og samfunnsfag

Thomas Sattich holds a PhD in Political Science and Economics. The focus of his research is on the geopolitical implications of the sustainability transition. This includes international energy relations and industrial policy, the European Union, bilateral relations between EU Member States, and the role of non-EU-Members such as Norway and China in European politics. His methodological skills include qualitative methods such as text analysis, mixed methods (e.g. cluster analysis), and work with descriptive statistics and data visualization, for example network analysis. Moreover, Thomas has experience with Qualitative Comparative Analysis QCA.

Current research:

The Advanced Gas and Carbon Dioxide Storage in Aquifer project (AGaStor), a cross-disciplinary research effort to facilitate the use of CO2 in Underground Natural Gas Storage (UNGS). As a part of the AGaStor project, on-going social-science research aims at investigating the societal implications of the mentioned technologies.



  • Vitenskapelige publikasjoner
    • Sattich, Thomas Michael; Freeman, Duncan


      The EU and China: Energy Policy Interdependence: Interactions Between Internal Energy Policies of the EU and China. I: Climate and Energy Protection in the EU and China.

      Springer Nature

      ISBN 978-3-319-99836-7.


      DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-99837-4_2

    • Sattich, Thomas Michael; Inderberg, Tor Håkon


      EU Geoeconomics: A Framework for Analyzing Bilateral Relations in the European Union.

      Journal of Common Market Studies

      ISSN 0021-9886.

      DOI: 10.1111/jcms.12830

    • Sattich, Thomas Michael


      The International Reverberations of Germany’s Energiewende; Geoeconomics in the EU’s Geo-Energy Space. I: The Geopolitics of Renewables.


      ISBN 978-3-319-67854-2.


      DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67855-9

  • Bøker og kapitler
  • Formidling
    • Sattich, Thomas Michael; Freeman, Duncan; Scholten, Daniel; Yan, Shaohua


      Renewable energy in EU-China relations. Policy interdependence and its geopolitical implications.

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