Tagged: Research

Cultivating the crème de la crème of basic research

“The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) was the first institution in Norway to devote specific attention to elite-level researchers, and their ability to achieve excellence in research,” says Gro Steinsland, Scientific Director of CAS....

From parallel insight to true interdisciplinarity

The Research Council needs to give more priority to interdisciplinary research where researchers from soft and hard disciplines pose genuine challenges to each other in terms of scientific understanding and method. This was the...

Can 1+1 equal more than 2?

Interdisciplinarity is a popular word that crops up often and in many different contexts. But how does interdisciplinarity work in practice, if at all? A major research centre in Oslo is seeking to provide...

A turning point for Norwegian research

Norwegian research must become even more internationally-oriented if it is to expand to a higher level. International perspectives will now be integrated into all aspects of the Research Council’s activities. Over the past several...

Aid for sustainable fisheries is key to global food security

Lack of governance threatens global seafood supplies and the food security of billions of people who rely on fish for protein or livelihoods. Increased aid from developed countries, earmarked specifically for supporting sustainable seafood...

European success for Norwegian humanities researchers

“This shows that Norwegian humanities researchers are both highly competent and offensive when it comes to participating in the international competition for research funds,” says Anders Hanneborg, Executive Director of the Division for Science...

Ocean Space Centre proposal

A conceptual study of a NOK 10 billion Ocean Space Centre was presented Monday to Trond Giske, Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry. The centre, which has been initially proposed for the Trondheim waterfront,...