NordForsk facilitates and provides funding for Nordic research cooperation and research infrastructure.

NordForsk awards funding to three new societal security projects

The NordForsk Board has allocated funding to three projects under the Nordic Societal Security Programme’s call for proposals on «The Underpinnings of Nordic Societal Security». In total, the three projects will be receiving 28.5 million Norwegian kroner.

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The smartest storage for the world’s largest data volumes


CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is the world’s largest and most complex experimental facility, generating the world’s largest data volumes. This calls for extremely smart data handling and storage solutions, and one of the smartest solutions is distributed between four Nordic countries.

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NOK 25 million to new Nordic Centre of Excellence for research on teaching quality in Nordic classrooms


The Nordic programme on educational research, Education for Tomorrow, is now entering its second phase. In this phase, NordForsk will fund a new Nordic Centre of Excellence which will focus on teaching quality in Nordic classrooms. The new centre is a collaboration between Nordic researchers.

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Delicate balance between anonymity and law enforcement


The ability to remain anonymous can be a matter of life and death for those involved in a fight for democracy. But it can also serve as a tool for criminals, who use the “darknet” for their activities. This poses challenges in police investigations. Over the next four years, NordForsk will be providing SEK 13 million to the research project “Police Detectives on the TOR-network”, a collaborative effort between the Norwegian Police University College, Stockholm University, Northumbria University Newcastle and the Open University in the Netherlands. The project will compare the everyday reality of law enforcement operations with both the forensic requirements for an investigation and the legal requirements for obtaining information properly in accordance with the statutory framework.

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NordForsk facilitates and provides funding for Nordic research cooperation and research infrastructure.