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A rewarding journey

A rewarding journey

11.12.2017

At the end of 2017, after eight years of service, Gunnel Gustafsson will be concluding her tenure as Director of NordForsk.

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How can we improve the gender balance in academia?

How can we improve the gender balance in academia?

01.12.2017

In what is referred to as the Nordic gender paradox, the Nordic region is on the one hand a leader in terms of gender equality overall, while, on the other, women are strongly underrepresented in senior positions in science and research. During a recent Nordic conference in Oslo we met two well-known voices in the gender equality debate with strong opinions about what needs be done to increase gender equality in academia: Riitta Maijala (Vice President for Research at the Academy of Finland and NordForsk board member) and Curt Rice (Rector at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) and chair for the Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research (KIF)

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New mobile game app to prevent cervical cancer

New mobile game app to prevent cervical cancer

28.11.2017

The mobile game “FightHPV” is designed to communicate complicated health information about viruses and cancer in an easy-to-understand way. The hope is that greater knowledge will lead more women to participate in a large-scale cervical cancer study. Researchers from the Cancer Registry of Norway developed the game app with funding by NordForsk through the Nordic Information for Action eScience Centre (NIASC), a Nordic Centre of Excellence.

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New step towards personalised paediatric cancer treatment

New step towards personalised paediatric cancer treatment

28.11.2017

NordForsk and the Norwegian Cancer Society are collaborating to fund research in the area of personalised cancer treatment for children. At least NOK 19 million in funding will be available, and the call for proposals will be issued in the course of December 2017.

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Building a cloud for Nordic researchers

Building a cloud for Nordic researchers

16.11.2017

Researchers across the Nordic region are starting to enjoy a new “elastic” cloud computing infrastructure from where they can collaborate and share systems and resources. The Glenna project has already supported the development of both a Norwegian and a Danish national cloud service into true Nordic services, and more services are in the pipeline.

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