20. March 2019
The relationship between productivity, size and innovation
A recent publication sheds light on the relationship between a firm’s productivity, size and objectives for innovations. Whether ‘it pays to be green’ or not, seems to depend on firm size.
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.