The three Nordic Centres of Excellence within the programme on Food, Nutrition and Health will be organising a final symposium 14-15 March 2013 in Copenhagen to summarise the research carried out in the period from 2007 to 2012. The symposium is open to all parties interested in this field.
NordForsk is announcing an open position as: Director for ERA-NORIA relationships. Application deadline: January 14th 2013.
The Nordic countries are the shining stars in Europe when it comes to efforts to promote gender equality and gender balance in society. In academia, however, the situation is different. Here the Nordic countries lag behind. The speakers at the seminar “Gender Balance in Research in the Nordic Countries” concluded that while willingness is high and visions regarding gender balance widespread, there has been insufficient follow-up of practical action plans.
There is broad political consensus among the Nordic countries on the importance of developing a more environment-friendly transport sector. Parliamentarians from the various countries are calling for a more holistic Nordic approach and an increase in research in the field. NordForsk has now allocated NOK 800 000 in funding to support researcher education activities in sustainable freight and logistics.
When the deadline expired on 14 November, 16 grant applications had been received in response to the funding announcement for a Nordic Centre of Excellence (NCoE) under the Education for Tomorrow programme.