The Research Council of Norway Proposes Three Major Priority Areas
The Research Council of Norway has identified three fields of research in need of special attention. The priority areas, (1) energy/the environment, (2) research infrastructure and (3) industry-oriented user-driven research, are described in the document Strategic Priorities for 2009, recently published by the Research Council.
The strategy document formulates the three priority areas as follows:
- Research on renewable energy, environmental technology and climate change
- Advanced scientific equipment and research infrastructure
- An open competitive arena for industry-oriented, user driven research
These are areas we consider to be especially vital to the development of Norwegian research, society and industry, says Arvid Hallén, Director General of the research Council of Norway.
Other keywords in the recommendation include basic research, internationalisation measures, focus on the Northern Areas, quality in research and basic funding. The final budget proposal, to be submitted to the ministries on 1 March 2008, will specify priorities in more detail.
Read the entire document Strategic priorities for 2009 (Store satsninger 2009, available in Norwegian only)