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.
30. August 2018

Increased RCT in Scandinavian educational research

The Scandinavian countries have a long history of implementing social interventions, but the interventions have not been examined using randomised controlled trials (RCT) until relatively recently compared with countries like the United States and the United Kingdom.
27. August 2018

Workshop: Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Master Tough Subjects

In this presentation, we will deep into the brain to present practically useful information about how you can more easily master new and difficult material—which can also help improve your teaching. 
27. August 2018

Workshop: How to Create Successful Online Learning Programs and Videos?

This workshop will describe the key elements behind the making of high quality educational online educational materials that include videos.
17. August 2018

New publications on vocational education in the Nordic countries

While the Nordic countries provide an ideal case for comparative education studies, the literature in English on the Nordic vocational education and training (VET) systems is at present very limited. A four-year research project on VET at upper secondary level in the Nordic countries has resulted in two books on the theme, with contributions from NIFU researcher Håkon Høst.
16. August 2018

Revenge of the nerds: Cultural capital and adolescent elites

The offspring of the elite has higher probability of acquiring elite positions than those with humbler class backgrounds – despite the education system’s explicit aim of reducing such differences. A successful management of cultural capital is a central part of this process. At the highly prestigious upper-secondary school, Schola Osloensis, a “nerdy” cultivation of highbrow culture is an important aspect of the students’ self-identity.
30. May 2018

“Big data” relevant for green restructuring policy

Addressing climate change is one of the grand societal challenges of our time. It requires a concerted effort of innovation, industrial and environmental policy.