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Below you will find a list of all 21 Norwegian Centres of Excellence by geographical location from North to South in Norway.

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Tromsø
Trondheim
Bergen
Oslo
Ås

Northern Norway: Tromsø

Centre for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL) is hosted by the University of Tromsø and conducts comparative studies to explore the characteristic elements of linguistic variation, and to determine the parameters along which languages differ.

Centre of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (CTCC) is hosted by the University of Tromsø in cooperation with the University of Oslo. The CTCC's research activities cover transition metal chemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, bioinorganic chemistry, photochemistry, gas-phase chemistry and reaction dynamics.

Mid-Norway: Trondheim

Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures (CeSOS) is hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in collaboration with Marintek. The CeSOS aims to create a world-leading centre for developing fundamental knowledge for the design and operation of future ships and ocean structures.

Centre for the Biology of Memory (CBM) is hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The CBM aims to advance our understanding of neural circuits and systems. By focusing on spatial representation and memory, the investigators uncover general principles of neural network computation in the mammalian cortex.

Centre for Quantifiable Quality of Service in Communication Systems (Q2S) is hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The Q2S derives mechanisms, methods and technical solutions related to the perceived quality, reliability and availability of service in communications systems.

Western Norway: Bergen

Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR) is hosted by the University of Bergen in cooperation with the Institute of Marine Research and the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre. The BCCR is a leading international centre for research on high-latitude climate change and a key provider of first-rate knowledge on climate change.

Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research (CIPR) is hosted by the University of Bergen. The CIPR is an international leading centre for developing fundamental knowledge aimed at maximizing recovery and increasing recoverable reserves in existing oil and gas fields.

Centre for Geobiology (CGB) is hosted by the University of Bergen. The CGB undertakes integrated 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 Medieval Studies (CMS) is hosted by the University of Bergen and aims to enhance our understanding of Europe as a whole, in the Middle Ages, the period of European origin when the tension between unity and diversity came into being.

Central Eastern Norway: Oslo

Centre for Cancer Biomedicine (CCB) is hosted by the University of Oslo in cooperation with the Rikshospitalet University Hospital. The CCB 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 Molecular Biology and Neuroscience (CMBN) is hosted by the University of Oslo in cooperation with the Rikshospitalet University Hospital. The CMBN is at the forefront of elucidating the role of DNA repair and genome maintenance mechanisms in preventing neurological disease and brain ageing.

Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) is hosted by the University of Oslo. The CEES 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 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.

International Centre for Geohazard (ICG) is hosted by the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute in cooperation with NORSAR, the Geological Survey of Norway, the University of Oslo and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The ICG carries out research on the assessment, prevention and mitigation of geohazards.

Centre of Mathematics for Applications (CMA) is hosted by the University of Oslo as a part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and in collaboration with the departments of Informatics, Mathematics, Physics, the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, and SINTEF Applied Mathematics.

Physics of Geological Processes (PGP) is hosted by the University of Oslo. The PGP is a cross-disciplinary research centre, involving numerous physicists and Earth scientists on a mission to obtain a fundamental and quantitative understanding of the complex patterns and processes of the Earth.

Centre for the study of Equality, Social Organization, and Performance (ESOP) is hosted by the University of Oslo. ESOP aims at exploring the links between equality, social organization, and economic performance in rich and poor countries.

Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW) is hosted by the International Peace Research Institute (PRIO). The CSCW is a long-term, multidisciplinary initiative that seeks to understand why civil wars break out, how they are sustained, and what it takes to build a durable civil peace.

Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN) is hosted by the University of Oslo. The CSMN's core research topics lie at the interface of philosophy and the empirical sciences, such as linguistics, cognitive psychology, political science and economics.

Central Eastern Norway: Ås

Aquaculture Protein Centre (APC) is hosted by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in cooperation with the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, and Nofima. The APC centres its research on improved utilisation of protein resources based on knowledge about the nutritional requirements of fish.

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Published:
 21.08.2008
Last updated:
29.04.2013