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  • Annual report of the Executive Board for 2015: New strategy sets the direction

    In 2015 the Executive Board adopted the new main strategy «Research for Innovation and Sustainability». The strategy marked a high point in a year with a generally broad focus on the role of research in social development.

    Published: 11.05.2016
  • New Nordic research programme on gender balance

    The Research Council of Norway will play a key role in a new research programme on gender balance in research and innovation established by NordForsk, the major Nordic research-funding organisation.

    Published: 25.11.2015
  • New report on status of Norwegian research and innovation

    More women than men are seeking Ph.D. degrees in Norway, Norwegian research is cited more and more frequently and the number of innovative companies in Norwegian trade and industry is on the rise. These are a few of the findings presented in the 2015 Report on Science & Technology Indicators for Norway.

    Published: 29.09.2015
  • Growth in allocations to policy-oriented programmes, centre schemes and infrastructure

    A complete overview of development trends at the Research Council of Norway in 2014 in areas such as allocations, grant applications received, project management and researcher recruitment is now available.

    Published: 08.09.2015
  • New Division Research Boards

    The Executive Board of the Research Council of Norway has appointed new Division Research Boards for the four-year period from 1 June 2015 to 31 May 2019.

    Published: 31.05.2015
  • New Executive Board chair: “We must continue building upon our strengths”

    “Policy innovations will be critical for Norway to succeed in restructuring to a sustainable society,” says Henrik O. Madsen, chair of the Research Council of Norway's new Executive Board.

    Published: 07.01.2015
  • New Executive Board of the Research Council

    On 19 December, a new Executive Board was appointed by Royal Decree. The board will take office from 1 January 2015.

    Published: 05.01.2015
  • Key figures for 2013 in English

    Selected parts of the Norwegian publication containing key figures for the Research Council are now published in English.

    Published: 15.09.2014
  • New project databank with advanced statistical capabilities

    The Research Council of Norway has now launched its new project databank. This open, interactive tool enables anyone to instantly customise statistical overviews of Research Council grants dating back to 1997.

    Published: 23.06.2014
  • Key figures for the Research Council for 2013

    The most recent edition of the publication “Key figures for the Research Council” features among other things detailed statistics on grant applications and funding awards, distributed by subject field, type of institution and funding instrument.

    Published: 12.06.2014
  • New policy for gender balance and gender perspectives in research

    “The Research Council will be a driving force in achieving gender balance and gender perspectives in research,” says Arvid Hallén, Director General of the Research Council of Norway.

    Published: 13.02.2014
  • Women academics stymied by X-factor?

    There is a significant imbalance between the genders in senior scientific positions and research management. Today 78 per cent of university professors in Norway are men.

    Published: 31.08.2012
  • Stable workload for Norwegian researchers

    Researchers at Norwegian universities and university colleges work just as much now as they did 10 years ago. The amount of time they spend on research and teaching has remained stable as well. There is a clear correlation between how much academic employees work and how much they publish.

    Published: 27.01.2012
  • Shared workload in dual-earner families

    For the first time ever, research is being carried out on the degree to which dual-earner families in Norway share paid and unpaid work. A great many couples distribute the total workload fairly evenly between them.

    Published: 20.01.2012
  • Stronger integration of gender perspectives in all research

    Gender research is a well-established field of research in Norway. In the future the Research Council of Norway will give priority to integrating gender perspectives more dynamically into all of its programmes and activities.

    Published: 28.11.2011
  • Norwegian R&D data in English

    An abridged English version of the 2011 Report on Science and Technology Indicators for Norway has been published, to provide an international audience with the most up-to-date data on Norwegian research and innovation.

    Published: 21.11.2011
  • Indicators report 2011: Updated information on Norwegian R&D

    The extensive presentation of statistics and indicators found in the 2011 Report on Science and Technology Indicators for Norway offers a valuable framework for viewing Norwegian research and innovation, complete with commentary and analysis.

    Published: 04.10.2011
  • Report of the Executive Board for 2010

    An English version of the report of the Research Council's Executive Board for 2010 is now available.

    Published: 11.08.2011
  • New division research boards at the Research Council

    The Executive Board of the Research Council has appointed new division research boards for the four-year period from 1 June 2011 to 31 May 2015.

    Published: 11.05.2011
  • New Chair: Industry leader with an eye for research

    On 1 January Ingvild Myhre, top industry executive, management consultant and research enthusiast, took on the role of Chair of the Executive Board at the Research Council.

    Published: 23.02.2011
  • Forskning magazine no. 1/2011: Presenting key people

    Get to know the new Chair of the Executive Board and two new division directors through articles from Forskning magazine.

    Published: 23.02.2011
  • New Board at the Research Council

    The Government has appointed a new Executive Board for the Research Council for a four-year term through December 2014.

    Published: 21.12.2010
  • Talent at stake: Booklet on gender-sensitive leadership in research

    The Norwegian Committee for Gender Balance in Research recently published the booklet "Talent at stake. Changing the culture of research – gender-sensitive leadership" as an inspiration for members of the international research community who want to promote greater gender balance within the sector.

    Published: 12.11.2010
  • Indicators report 2010: In-depth information on Norwegian R&D

    The extensive presentation of statistics and indicators found in the 2010 Report on Science and Technology Indicators for Norway offers a valuable framework for viewing Norwegian research and innovation, complete with commentary and analysis.

    Published: 17.09.2010
  • Placing gender perspectives higher on the research agenda

    The Research Council still has a way to go before the gender dimension is fully integrated into research activity and content. Director General Arvid Hallén is concerned with putting the principles laid down in the Council's overall strategy into practice.

    Published: 25.05.2010
  • Fighting for gender equality in Norwegian research

    The members of the newly re-appointed Committee for Gender Balance in Research are looking forward to motivating Norwegian institutions to implement gender equality measures in the research sector.

    Published: 16.04.2010
  • In-depth information on Norwegian R&D

    Through its extensive presentation of statistics and indicators, the 2009 Report on Science and Technology Indicators for Norway offers a valuable perspective on Norwegian research and innovation, complete with commentary and analysis.

    Published: 27.10.2009
  • Annual report of the Executive Board for 2007: Pleased with the progress

    Norwegian research is making excellent progress, the RCN Executive Board notes in its report for 2007. Still, there is a considerable way to go for the ambitious national growth objective to be achieved. International research cooperation is developing well and has been given a more prominent role on the Norwegian political agenda.

    Published: 01.07.2008
  • Norwegian researchers publishing more, cited more often

    Among the Nordic countries, Norway posted the highest annual growth in number of published scientific articles during the period 2002-2006. The yearly increase was nearly eight per cent. Disciplines with the sharpest rise in article production include computer science, economics, biophysics/biochemistry, botany and neuroscience.

    Published: 28.01.2008
  • Status for Norwegian research and innovation

    Through its extensive presentation of statistics and indicators, the 2007 S&T Indicator Report offers a valuable perspective on Norwegian research and innovation, complete with commentary and analysis. The Norwegian edition is now in print, and an abridged version in English will be published this spring.

    Published: 25.01.2008
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