13. December 2013

Paper on open innovation practices wins Best Paper Award 2012

The scientific article "Open Innovation Practices and Their Effect on Innovation Performance", published in the International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (IJITM), is named Best Paper 2012 by the journal.
6. December 2013

– Nyutdannede læreres mestring et kollektivt ansvar

Har nyutdannede lærere et lavere mestringsnivå enn mer erfarne lærere? Finnes det forhold i arbeidsmiljøet som gjør mestring vanskelig for alle lærere på en skole?
28. October 2013

Research mobility has marginal effects

In its latest issue the scientific journal Research Evaluation has published the article «Are mobile researchers more productive and cited than non-mobile researchers? A large-scale study of Norwegian scientists», written by NIFU researchers Dag W. Aksnes, Kristoffer Rørstad, Fredrik N. Piro and Gunnar Sivertsen.
21. October 2013

Interdisciplinary research can play a crucial role in solving the climate challenge

An interdisciplinary approach can provide a new understanding of some of the challenges facing climate change research. Some of the methods developed to organise and manage interdisciplinary research and particularly the concept of transdisciplinarity may be particularly useful with this field.
14. October 2013

University Centre in Svalbard celebrates 20 years

Since its foundation in 1993, the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) has developed gradually to become a visible and significant institution for Arctic Studies in the natural sciences, now attracting about 500 students from around 30 countries annually.
14. August 2013

Dorothy Sutherland Olsen has successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis

Aug. 9 this year Senior Researcher at NIFU Dorothy Sutherland Olsen defended her doctoral dissertation for the degree of Ph.d.: "Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Science-based Technologies: Studies of knowledge creation in nanoscience and nanotechnologies."
28. June 2013

CoEs impacting the Nordic research systems

A new study on schemes for Centres of Excellence (CoE) finds a broad set of impacts on the awarded research groups, as well as local impacts on their host institutions. They study includes 12 CoEs in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
15. March 2013

Norway and EU Liberalization: Innovation and Policy in the Norwegian Defence Industry

Norsk Utenrikspolitisk Institutt inviterer til en workshop som arrangeres av Fulvio Castellacci/NUPI 21.mars. Prosjektet er et samarbeid mellom NUPI, NIFU og FFI.
4. March 2013

Conference 7 May 2013: Excellence initiatives in Nordic research policies

Over the last two decades Centres of Excellence schemes have been introduced in a large number of countries. At this conference we present the result of a study of effects of Centre of Excellence schemes in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, and invite policy-makers and the research community to discuss policy implications.