In 2013, 1.1 billion NOK (approx. €136m) was spent on educational research and development (R&D) in Norway. This implies a significant growth in the expenditure on educational R&D, from 548 million NOK (approx. €66m) in 2007, when resources for educational R&D in Norway were mapped for the first time.
NIFU researchers Dag W. Aksnes, Gunnar Sivertsen and Kaja K. Wendt have published the article «Measuring the productivity of national R&D systems: Challenges in cross-national comparisons of R&D input and publication output indicators» in Science and Public Policy.
NIFU researcher Dorothy S. Olsen has published «Are There Learning Agents in Innovative Firms? A Study of the Potential Role of Human Resource Managers in Learning and Innovation» in Journal of the Knowledge Economy.
Researchers at NIFU Nicoline Frølich and Mari Elken has contributed to report “Structural higher education reform - Design and evaluation“. Through 12 case studies, the study analyses how different types of system-level (or ‘landscape’) structural reforms in higher education have been designed and implemented in selected higher education systems.
As part of SusValueWaste work package 1, the research paper “What is the Bioeconomy? A Review of the Literature” was recently published in Sustainability.
NIFU researchers Sabine Wollscheid and Vibeke Opheim have published an article in Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, on strengthen the link between research-based knowledge and policy and practice.
Researchers at NIFU Nicoline Frølich and Per Olaf Aamodt and Professor at UiO Bjørn Stensaker have written the article «Learning outcomes – a useful tool in quality assurance? Views from academic staff» which is published in Studies in Higher Education.
A new comparative study identifies ways in which funding agencies harmonise their instruments and review criteria, while still allowing for substantial tailoring of funding schemes. The aim of the study was to provide background information to the Research Council of Norway (RCN) and their ongoing efforts aiming at improving efficiency, quality and transparency in their funding instruments and operations.
The Department of Political Science hereby announces a vacant position as PhD Research Fellow in conjunction with the Centre for Research Quality and Policy Impact Studies, R-QUEST.
The Research Council of Norway has allocated funding to two centres that will study the impacts of research and how society can gain greater benefit from its research investments. The centres will receive an annual allocation of up to NOK 12 million for eight years.
NIFU researchers Sabine Wollscheid, Jørgen Sjaastad and Cathrine Tømte has an article published in Computers & Education. The article reviews the emerging literature on digital writing tools as computers and tablets compared with pen-and-paper, on early writing outcomes.
Firms are at their most prolific state when they are neither young nor old – but mature. At this stage in their life cycle, firms are both eager and able to introduce innovations.
Charis Galanakis from Galanakis Laboratories, Chania in Greece, is an expert on food as associated with the environment, handling industrial and academia projects.
Fünfschilling's current research interests are centered on understanding the dynamics of socio-technical change and innovation in infrastructure sectors (e.g. water) by focusing on different aspects of institutions, actors and technology as well as their interrelatedness.