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New policy for researcher recruitment to increase interaction and international mobility

The Research Council of Norway has drawn up a new policy for recruitment to the research sector. The policy is designed to increase interaction between academia and working life, and make it easier for young researchers to gain international experience.
Date: 29.06.2016

Can save millions on winter construction

Collaboration between Norut and companies in Narvik is allowing Statnett to extend the construction season and save millions.
Date: 05.02.2016

Regional research initiative for North Norway to continue

Allocations to the Research Council of Norway’s regional, long-term Research Initiative for North Norway (NORDSATSING) will continue for another three years. Drill-cuttings management, satellite monitoring and ice on petroleum platforms are among the topics to be addressed using this research funding.
Date: 12.06.2014

The RCN grant application process: step by step

A simple video is now available which explains the Research Council of Norway’s grant application system and how applications are processed.
Date: 21.09.2012

Norway invests in the Arctic

Knowledge, activity and presence are the key words that will guide Norway’s activities in the Arctic and northern areas in the coming decades. This is according to the Government’s white paper on the High North which was recently presented.
Date: 24.11.2011

International focus on the northern areas

Growing international interest in the abundant natural resources in the northern areas is giving rise to challenges as well as opportunities for Norway. Sound knowledge will play a critical role in Norway’s efforts to manage the areas responsibly on behalf of the international community and to the benefit of Norwegian trade and industry.
Date: 24.11.2011

High hopes for cooperation on Arctic petroleum

The Arctic may contain more than a fifth of the world’s undiscovered oil and gas resources. A new Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) will help to ensure that projects to recover petroleum from this ecologically fragile region are carried out in a sustainable manner.
Date: 24.10.2011

Research Strategy for the Arctic and Northern Areas now available in English

The English version of the Research Council of Norway’s revised Research Strategy for the Arctic and Northern Areas is now available in print and downloadable pdf-format.
Date: 24.10.2011

Oslo polar research conference largest ever

In June the Research Council will be host to several thousand polar researchers from around the globe. The IPY Oslo Science Conference will comprise the largest gathering of polar researchers ever, and will provide a venue for summarising the initial findings from the International Polar Year.
Date: 05.03.2012

Five major projects launched in Northern Norway

Five projects and consortia within the areas of tourism and hospitality and Arctic technology have been granted over NOK 200 million in funding under the Research Initiative for Northern Norway (NORDSATSING).
Date: 31.08.2009