The Hauge Institute has several professional partners. Two of the most important are St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in Trondheim.
St Olaf College In May of 2006, Ole Rølvaag and Signe and Sigbjørn Ravnåsen went to St. Olaf on a study tour. This resulted in a close professional relationship with Bruce Dalgaard, a professor of economics and Asian studies at St. Olaf. The next year there was another trip to St. Olaf, and this time professor Magne Supphellen from NHH participated, along with the Råvnasens. The partnership with St. Olaf has, among other things, resulted in Professor Dalgaard giving lectures at three of the Hauge Institute’s fall conferences in Oslo and Asker. In addition, the Leif Erikson Mobility Fund has awarded him funding to undertake a study about which Haugian traditions Norwegian immigrants brought with them when they settled in America in the 19th century.
Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration This is Norway’s oldest college within the economic-administrative fields. The Hauge Institute has a working relationship with Professor Magne Supphellen of the Institute for Strategy and Leadership at the college. In cooperation with HI and Noracta, Professor Supphellen has conducted a study in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, on how religious attitudes influence wages within micro-ventures in economically poor countries.
Damaris is an international, Norwegian foundation which attempts to show Christianity’s relevance for modern culture. Behind the foundation are three organizations: Norway’s Christian Student Association, Family and Media, and the Media School’s Course and Competence Center. Damaris Norway has a network of contributors and staff members in various places around the country.