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.
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.
More than 150 years after the publication of Darwin’s The Origin of Species, we still know surprisingly little about why animals vary the way they do, and even less about how these changes affect fundamental processes in nature. A new SFF centre will take on the challenge of increasing our knowledge.
The more we know about radioactivity, the more we can curb fear and uncertainty among the population, and the better prepared we can be to deal effectively with a nuclear disaster. This is the point of departure for the activities of a new Norwegian Centre of Excellence.