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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 University of Stavanger is leading an EU-funded project to develop a digital learning tool that allows users to engage in simulated international negotiations related to renewable energy and sustainability. In cooperation with Ghent University, Delft University of Technology, Technische Universität München, UiS obtained a financial grant from the Erasmus+ programme for developing this new tool.

The Advanced Gas and Carbon Dioxide Storage in Aquifer project (AGaStor, EEA grant), 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; Morgan, Rasa; Moe, Espen


      Lithuania – ahead of the European Green Deal.

      Baltic Rim Economies

      ISSN 1795-5076.

      Hefte 1.

    • Sattich, Thomas Michael; Morgan, Rasa; Moe, Espen


      Searching for energy independence, finding renewables? Energy security perceptions and renewable energy policy in Lithuania.

      Political Geography

      ISSN 0962-6298.

      Volum 96.

      DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2022.102656

    • 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


      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

    • 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

  • Bøker og kapitler
  • Formidling
    • Sattich, Thomas Michael; Sattich, Thomas


      What are we supporting? A deep look into the EU’s R&D policy and infrastructure .

    • Sattich, Thomas Michael


      Populism And International Energy Politics. Influence On The Sustainability Transition Via Changing Energy Paradigms?.

    • Sattich, Thomas Michael; Sattich, Thomas


      The populist challenge to European sustainability policy. Is the EU answering with science?.

    • Sattich, Thomas Michael; Freeman, Duncan; Scholten, Daniel; Yan, Shaohua


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

      Energy Policy

      ISSN 0301-4215.

      DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2021.112456

    • Sattich, Thomas Michael


      With a proactive strategy towards decarbonization worldwide? The Norwegian shipping industry between the IMO, the EU, and the state.

    • Sattich, Thomas Michael


      Hydrogen rush could shift world energy order.

      The Economic Times

      ISSN 0013-0389.

    • 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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