Record-breaking number of doctorates at agricultural college

04.12.2002
Prorector Anne-Marte Tronsmo of the Agricultural University of Norway says that effective research training is the cause of the large increase of candidates. In November 2002 55 candidates had been awarded their degree, correponding number last year being 36.
Prorector Anne-Marte Tronsmo of the Agricultural University of Norway (NLH) says that effective research training is the cause of the large increase of candidates. In November 2002 55 candidates had been awarded their degree, correponding number last year being 36.

Networks play an important role in the research training at NLH and many of the candidates have done their research in co-operation with external research institutes. The needs of the industry, too, are taken into consideration at NLH.

Internationalisation through research training is also an important aspect, especially in relation to developing countries. Many of this year‘s candidates are from countries such as Etiopia, Tanzania, China and India.
-These researchers bring their own research topics from home to investigate them in Norway. In this manner, we co-operate in solving important problems in their countries but at the same time networking takes place between Norwegian and foreign researchers, Tronsmo says.

NLH is now considering establishment of graduate schools to continue the positive development:
-In a Nordic perspective this has already been discussed. The research training co-operation is well established, but we want to develop this into graduate schools within four or five fields, Tronsmo says.
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