Norwegian social science research on clean energy is expanding


There has been a marked growth of Norwegian social science research on environmentally friendly energy after 2008. Along with this expansion NIFU also observe a higher degree of cooperation and a more mature network of collaborating institutions.

shutterstock_246120358_publisering bok mennesker Open R-QUEST seminar: The guidance and misguidance of citation indicators


NIFU and R-QUEST invite to open seminar invites to a workshop on citations and measuring research quality.

shutterstock_2614077_fou mikroskop forsker Nordic R&D expenditure diverges in 2015


Preliminary figures from Nordic producers of R&D statistics show that Nordic countries spent about 335 billion Norwegian kroner (NOK) on R&D in 2015.

shutterstock_218939077_bøker og bibliotek 1.1 billion NOK spent on educational R&D in 2013


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.

shutterstock_FoU-tall Article on measuring national research productivity


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.

shutterstock_88918228_innovasjon human resource Article on learning and innovation in organisations


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.

shutterstock_mangfold høyere utdanning Report on structural higher education reform


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.

shutterstock_349950320_bioøkonomi Research Contribution: What is the Bioeconomy?


As part of SusValueWaste work package 1, the research paper “What is the Bioeconomy? A Review of the Literature” was recently published in Sustainability.

shutterstock_17571346_utdanning_dame_ved_bokhylle Article: Knowledge brokering initiatives in education – a systematic map of the Nordic countries


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.

shutterstock_174622313_læringsutbytte Article: Learning outcomes and quality assurance seen from the view of academic staff


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.

shutterstock_65351224_skjemautfylling Report: Efficiency and flexibility in research funding


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.

shutterstock_norske universiteter PhD Research Fellowship in Political Science


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.

Langfeldt, Liv redusert Centre for Research Quality and Policy Impact Studies


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.

shutterstock_ped til skriveopplæring Article: How does digital devices impact primary school students’ writing skills?


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.