Projects

All of NIFU’s research takes place within the framework of various projects ordered by clients or projects initiated internally.

We deliver research of both short and long duration. The scope of projects will therefore vary considerably.

Below you can search for or click through ongoing and past NIFU projects.

 

latest projects

research & innovation

primary & secondary education

higher education

statistic & indicators

Aug 17 2017ongoingGrunnopplæring

Educational resources and student performance

Project

The relationship between educational resources and student performance is one of the most debated topics in educational research. Despite increased availability of data and empirical strategies to uncover causal effects in recent years, the evidence of the effect of resources on educational outcomes is still ...

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Jun 23 2016ongoingResearch & Innovation

Silver lining – a study of employability and learning trajectories of Late Career Learners

Project

In this project, we intend to deepen our understanding of the relationships between lifelong learning and the employability of older adults. By carrying out both quantitative and qualitative studies, we will seek to identify the forms and trajectories of learning that are most conducive to the ...

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Jul 6 2016ongoingGrunnopplæring

OECD TALIS Starting Strong Survey

Project

OECD har tatt initiativ til en ny undersøkelse rettet mot ledelse og ansatte i barnehagesektoren. Hovedmålgruppen for undersøkelsen er styrere og ansatte i barnehager med barn ...

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Nov 30 2015ongoingResearch & Innovation

Sustainable path creation for innovative value chains for organic waste products (SusValueWaste)

Project

The SusValueWaste-project addresses these issues by analysing value chains inside and across different sectors of the bioeconomy. We analyse a number of industrial cases from different parts of the bioeconomy and collaborate with highly relevant industry actors. The aim of the project is to help policymakers better ...

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Nov 30 2015finishedResearch & Innovation

Secretary to the panel evaluating the technical-industrial research institutes

Project

The technical-industrial research institutes constitute a core element of the Norwegian R&D and innovation system. The planned evaluation of the technical-industrial research institutes in 2015 will encompass 18 units/institutes, and give a wide perspective of the institutes’ activities and framework conditions. ...

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Jul 4 2016ongoingHøyere utdanning

BRAIN – Barriers and drivers regarding adult education, skills acquisition and innovative activity

Project

The BRAIN Project, with the full name Barriers and drivers regarding adult education, skills acquisition and innovative activity, is funded by The Norwegian Research Council, under the programme Research and Innovation in the Educational Sector (FINNUT) for the period 2014 – 2017. A central objective is the ...

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Dec 1 2016finishedPrimary & Secondary Education

Study on Education Quality and Student Learning

Project

NIFU’s study on education quality and student learning for Norad aims to: -Identify key challenges for education quality                                                                                    -Identify types of ...

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Jun 23 2016ongoingResearch & Innovation

Silver lining – a study of employability and learning trajectories of Late Career Learners

Project

In this project, we intend to deepen our understanding of the relationships between lifelong learning and the employability of older adults. By carrying out both quantitative and qualitative studies, we will seek to identify the forms and trajectories of learning that are most conducive to the ...

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Dec 1 2016finishedResearch & Innovation

Innovation policy learning from Norway in Western Balkans

Project

The overarching objective of WBinNO is to assist policy makers in the Western Balkan countries to develop and implement innovation policies by way of identifying appropriate good practices in other countries and through the analysis of their emerging innovation systems. These countries depend on the creation, transfer ...

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Dec 1 2016finishedHigher Education

Higher Education Learning Outcomes: Transforming Higher Education?

Project

The project explores and analyses the interpretation and impact of learning outcomes in higher education. It will develop a series of case studies across a range of disciplines and institutions, in an approach based on political science, public administration theories, sociology of education and pedagogy. ...

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Dec 5 2016finishedHigher Education

Transformation of European Universities (TRUE). Individual project (IP) on strategies an landscapes

Project

Improved institutional autonomy in higher education together with new funding and governance policies potentially alters the higher education landscape as universities increasingly seek to act strategically. However, how do the strategies the universities adapt affected the higher education landscape, its ...

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Dec 1 2016finishedPrimary & Secondary Education

Study on Education Quality and Student Learning

Project

NIFU’s study on education quality and student learning for Norad aims to: -Identify key challenges for education quality                                                                                    -Identify types of ...

Read more
Jun 23 2016ongoingResearch & Innovation

Silver lining – a study of employability and learning trajectories of Late Career Learners

Project

In this project, we intend to deepen our understanding of the relationships between lifelong learning and the employability of older adults. By carrying out both quantitative and qualitative studies, we will seek to identify the forms and trajectories of learning that are most conducive to the ...

Read more
Nov 30 2015ongoingResearch & Innovation

Sustainable path creation for innovative value chains for organic waste products (SusValueWaste)

Project

The SusValueWaste-project addresses these issues by analysing value chains inside and across different sectors of the bioeconomy. We analyse a number of industrial cases from different parts of the bioeconomy and collaborate with highly relevant industry actors. The aim of the project is to help policymakers better ...

Read more
Nov 30 2015finishedResearch & Innovation

Secretary to the panel evaluating the technical-industrial research institutes

Project

The technical-industrial research institutes constitute a core element of the Norwegian R&D and innovation system. The planned evaluation of the technical-industrial research institutes in 2015 will encompass 18 units/institutes, and give a wide perspective of the institutes’ activities and framework conditions. ...

Read more
Dec 1 2016finishedResearch & Innovation

Impact Assessment study on Open, Transparent and Merit Based Recruitment of Researchers

Project

The study is commissioned by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission and is aiming to assess the factors impacting "Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment of Researchers." The goal of this study is to identify the current status of recruitment processes of researchers ...

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Dec 1 2016finishedResearch & Innovation

A Better understanding of Interdisciplinary research in Climate Change (BICC)

Project

Climate change is considered to be an interdisciplinary field of research (Hadorn et al. 2008), i.e. it is viewed as being dependent on the knowledge and skills of people from a variety of different disciplinary backgrounds. Researchers of climate change are increasingly organising themselves into interdisciplinary ...

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Dec 1 2016finishedResearch & Innovation

Role of Demonstration projects in innovation: transition to sustainable energy and transport (InnoDemo)

Project

This project will provide key insights on the role trial and demonstration projects can play in improving the development and diffusion of innovations and accelerating transition processes. It concentrates on demonstration projects and trials for sustainable transport and energy solutions in Norway, Denmark and ...

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Dec 1 2016finishedResearch & Innovation

Innovation policy learning from Norway in Western Balkans

Project

The overarching objective of WBinNO is to assist policy makers in the Western Balkan countries to develop and implement innovation policies by way of identifying appropriate good practices in other countries and through the analysis of their emerging innovation systems. These countries depend on the creation, transfer ...

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