New NordForsk Policy Brief: Bibliometric Exploration of Common Nordic Research Opportunities

25.08.2008
Nordic Excellence. Based on bibliometric analysis the latest issue in the series NordForsk Policy Briefs identifies areas of Nordic strength in research and suggests joint Nordic funding priorities.
The authors have taken something of an investor’s perspective in the analysis, aiming to focus on selected areas of established or likely strength.

At the level of large scientific fields, the report suggests that the major Nordic funding opportunities exist in:
  • Applied Biology and Earth and Space Sciences
  • Fundamental Biology
  • Mathematics

The report also identifies the ten strongest sub-fields of Nordic science.

A bibliometric study is, on its own, no basis for setting Nordic policy priorities for cooperation in researcher-driven research. However, it is very useful as a way to inform a discussion on common priorities among Nordic funders.

Order and/ or download the report here.
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