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Nigerian migrants risk their lives for the European dream

Even though the likelihood of receiving asylum is slim, many Nigerians choose to go to Europe. Their motivation to leave, and authorities´ attempts to stop them are some of the issues Professor May-Len Skilbrei will investigate in the MIGMA research project.
Date: 08.07.2016

Hvordan blir den nye eldrepolitikken til i europeiske land?

Rune Ervik og Tord Skogedal Lindén har redigert boken «The Making Of Ageing Policy - Theory and Practice in Europe”. En høyaktuell, innovative og kritisk bok om eldrepolitikk og idegrunnlag for politiske reformer
Date: 13.09.2016

New research programme for health and welfare services

In its revised national budget for 2012, the Government has proposed establishing a new research programme for practice-based research designed to further develop health and welfare services in Norway.
Date: 04.06.2012

Mum and Dad share the workload

Research shows that a great many couples in dual-earner families in Norway distribute paid and unpaid work fairly evenly between them.
Date: 24.01.2012

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

Norwegian welfare system facing major challenges

For the past several years Norway has topped the UN Human Development Index – but that does not mean it is the world’s best country to live in. The Norwegian health and welfare system is faced with a host of challenges.
Date: 13.09.2016

European database cooperation to be stationed in Bergen

Norwegian Social Science Data Services AS (NSD)in Bergen has been chosen as host to the vast database cooperation project Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA RI).
Date: 13.09.2016

Norwegian social research sparks interest in China

Nordic welfare schemes were the topic of a seminar hosted by the Research Council at the World Exhibition EXPO 2010 in Shanghai in September. Chinese social researchers and representatives of the media turned out in large numbers.
Date: 04.10.2010

Welfare on the agenda in China

The Chinese government is seeking to build a society that emphasises redistribution of welfare and social security. Nordic welfare research has been chosen as the theme of the final seminar hosted by the Research Council at the World Exhibition EXPO 2010 in Shanghai.
Date: 27.09.2010

Grants towards research cooperation with China

The Programme Board for Welfare, Working Life and Migration (VAM) received eleven grant applications for networking projects. On 10th June 2009 grants were given to six projects.
Date: 02.07.2010

Ten years of working life research evaluated

Over the course of nearly ten years, and at a price tag of over NOK 200 million, researchers have been studying Norwegian working life. What have been the results?
Date: 10.01.2012

NOK 1 billion for social research

The Research Council is launching the largest-ever research programme in the social sciences in Norway. Almost NOK 1 billion will be allocated over the next 10 years to acquire more knowledge about welfare, work and migration.
Date: 27.11.2009

Focus on China

Norway and the Research Council are increasing their efforts to promote research collaboration with China. A separate cooperation programme, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has now been established.
Date: 24.10.2013