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.
The husband-and-wife team of Edvard and May-Britt Moser have put Norwegian neuroscience research on the international map. “We could never have achieved this without the Centres of Excellence scheme (SFF),” they assert.
Norwegian researchers have been leading an international effort to make aquaculture more sustainable. In 10 years they have revolutionised fish feed.
Applied mathematics is making its mark in more and more areas, thanks in great part to impressive new high-performance computers. Norway’s first and only Centre of Excellence (SFF) in mathematics so far is helping to realise the scientific opportunities of these powerful new tools.