Centres at a glance
Scroll down for a complete list of all 21 Norwegian Centres of Excellence with a short description and links to their home pages.
Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN) is hosted by the University of Oslo. The CSMN Centre's core research topics lie at the interface of philosophy and the empirical sciences, such as linguistics, cognitive psychology, political science and economics.
Centre for Biomedical Computing (CBC) is hosted by the Simula Research Laboratory and facilitates access to complex mathematical models for scientists. The primary application area is biomedicine, but the computational methodologies and software tools have relevance to many other areas of science and technology.
Centre of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (CTCC) is hosted by the University of Tromsø in cooperation with the University of Oslo. The CTCC Centre's research activities cover transition metal chemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, bioinorganic chemistry, photochemistry, gas-phase chemistry and reaction dynamics.
Centre for Cancer Biomedicine (CCB) is hosted by the University of Oslo in cooperation with the Rikshospitalet University Hospital. The CCB Centre aims to combine large-scale and detailed biology research to increase the understanding of the complex dynamics of cancer evolution.
Centre for Immune Regulation (CIR) is hosted by the University of Oslo in cooperation with the Rikshospitalet University Hospital. The scientific goal of the centre is to identify mechanisms of immune dysregulation that contribute to autoimmune disease and allergy.
Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) is hosted by the University of Oslo. The CEES Centre combines competence from various fields of biology, molecular biology, bioinformatics and statistics to achieve an increased understanding of how living organisms respond and adapt to environmental changes.
Centre for the study of Equality, Social Organization, and Performance (ESOP) is hosted by the University of Oslo. ESOP Centre aims at exploring the links between equality, social organization, and economic performance in rich and poor countries.
Centre for Geobiology (CGB) is hosted by the University of Bergen. The CGB Centre undertakesintegrated interdisciplinary studies on the interaction between the geo-biosphere and the origins of life with a primary research focus on the deep seafloor, the deep biosphere and ancient crust formed in deep time.
Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order (PluriCourts) is hosted by the University of Oslo. The PluriCourts Centre studies the legitimacy of international courts and tribunals from legal, political science and philosophical perspectives.
Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT) is hosted by the University of Oslo. The NORMENT Centre's goal is to find out more about the causes of serious mental disorders by investigating genetic and environmental causal conditions, and how the diseases develop over time.
Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) is hosted by the Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo. The CEED Centre is dedicated to research of fundamental importance to the understanding of our planet that embraces the dynamics of the plates, the origin of large scale volcanism, the evolution of climates and the abrupt demise of life forms.
Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC) is hosted by the University of Bergen. CISMAC Centre will support research projects addressing health and survival of mothers and children as well as child development in low- and middel-income countries.
Centre for Environmental Radioactivity (CERAD) is hosted by Norwegian University of Life Sciences. CERAD Centre will provide new scientific knowledge and tools for better protection of people and the environment from harmful effects of radiation.
Centre for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) is hosted by the University of Oslo. MultiLing Centre's vision is to contribute to society’s management of the opportunities and challenges of multilingualism through increased knowledge, promoting agency for individuals in society, and a better quality of life, regardless of linguistic and social background.
Centre for Neural Computation (CNC) is hosted by Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The scientific goal of the CNC Centre is to advance our understanding of neural circuits and systems and their role in generating psychological functions.
Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate (CAGE) is hosted by UiT the Arctic University of Norway, which is located in Tromsø. The CAGE Centre is investigating the role of gas hydrates in arctic areas, and the effects they will have on oceans and our global climate in the future.
Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD) is hosted by Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The vision behind the CBD Centre is to develop an interdisciplinary centre for research into changes in time and space of biological diversity at different organismal levels.
Centre for Molecular Inflammation Research (CEMIR) is hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The vision of CEMIR Centre is to lay the foundation for identifying new therapeutic targets and developing new diagnostic tools for inflammatory diseases through research and research training in molecular innate immune responses.
Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS) is hosted by Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Researchers at AMOS Centre will work between the department disciplines to create a world-leading center for autonomous marine operations and control systems.
Birkeland Center for Space Science (BCSS) is hosted by the University of Bergen. The objective of BCSS Centre is to understand how Earth is coupled to space. This means among other things to develop a new model of the close space.
Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO) is hosted by the University of Bergen. The CCBIO Centre is working on new cancer biomarkers and targeted therapy, and has particular focus on mechanisms that show how cancer cells are affected by the microenvironment in the tumors, and what significance this has for cancer proliferation and poor prognosis.
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