Harald Harung, Ph.D.

Harald S. Harung, Ph.D., is one of the world’s foremost researchers on higher mind-brain development and its impact on successful performance and self-actualization. Co-discoverer of the key neurophysiological and psychological markers of peak performance, and co-designer of both a theoretical model and an experimental scale to measure mind-brain development, he is the author of six books (including World-Class Brain) and over 60 journal articles and conference presentations focused on maximizing human and organizational performance. He is professor (associate) of management and performance at Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway, where for many years he has been teaching popular courses on leadership, ethics, and peak performance to thousands of students.

Dr. Harung collaborates with a wide range of universities, corporations, and institutions in 20 countries around the world and is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Manchester in England and has worked as a researcher at Oxford University. He has also been a world-class athlete, especially in orienteering (running and navigating in a forest using map and compass), where he won the British Knight of the Night award as orienteering champion and coached the national orienteering team, and in the team sport of handball, where he was twice British champion. His groundbreaking work in the neurophysiology and physiology of peak performance is thus based on his direct personal experience.