13. February 2019

Workplace learning and work-related training

Based on the OECD survey PIAAC, several NIFU researchers have published articles in the latest special issue of International Journal of Lifelong Education about work-related training and workplace learning.
12. February 2019

Can citation indicators be used to assess research quality?

Citations are increasingly used as performance indicators in research policy and within the research system. In a new article it is argued that citations reflect aspects related to scientific impact but not to other key dimensions of research quality.
3. January 2019

Big university departments are not better than small ones

Highly productive and highly cited units are found among both small, medium and large departments.
27. November 2018

New methods of reducing the pupil-teacher ratio

The effect of a reduced pupil-teacher ratio has mainly been investigated as that of reduced class size, but there are other methods of reducing the ratio. One alternative approach is to deploy additional teachers in selected subjects.
2. November 2018

Breakfast seminar November 16th: Systematic reviews in Education

What can we learn from systematic reviews? What role does this play in educational research and policy design and what are the advantages and disadvantages of using different types of knowledge insights?
3. October 2018

Educational leadership in Norway

Despite international and domestic reforms in higher education in the past decades, results indicate a gap between macro-level policy-making and its implementation at micro-level.
20. September 2018

Grades viewed as a fair measure of merit in accessing higher education

The access policy and practice of using grades as a measure of merit in Norway is judged as fair – or, as fair as is possible in such a system.
6. September 2018

Breakfast Meeting – The Possibilities for Biotech in the Brewery Industry

Welcome to breakfast meeting with Tekna Biotek in collaboration with SusValueWaste and NIFU! This morning you will get to know more about the possibilities for biotech in the brewery industry.
3. September 2018

Increased number of international students in Norway

Between 2000 and 2015, Norway has experienced a large increase in the number of international students compared with many other countries. This may seem paradoxical considering that Norway is a country with few well-known universities, a high cost of living, and a geographical location on the northern fringe of Europe.