The Research Council of Norway has initiated a Centres of Excellence (CoE) scheme with the intention of bringing more Norwegian researchers and research groups up to a high international standard. The centres are affiliated with Norway's top universities and premier independent research institutes.
Norwegian husband-wife team Edvard and May-Britt Moser have been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology for their discovery of grid cells in the brain.
The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR) is the first Norwegian research institution to win a Synergy Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The funding from the EU backs a study to determine whether the Greenland ice sheet will melt more rapidly as Arctic sea ice shrinks.
How to bring civil wars to an end is a key concern in international policy. The Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW) is a leading research environment in this field. Part of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), the CSCW is carrying out valuable work that is gaining recognition worldwide.