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Improving biodiversity research e-Infrastructures by collaboration

Improving biodiversity research e-Infrastructures by collaboration

31.07.2018

Research questions within biodiversity research and nature conservation often focus on geographical areas and ecosystems that extend across national borders. But biodiversity and ecosystem e-Infrastructures, on the other hand, are developed individually in each country, which makes access to regional data difficult. The Nordic-Baltic Collaboration on e-Infrastructures for Biodiversity Informatics (DeepDive) research project is seeking to enable access to data across countries.

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ESOF 2018: NordForsk spotlights gender equality in academia

ESOF 2018: NordForsk spotlights gender equality in academia

19.07.2018

More than 4 000 researchers, educators, business professionals, politicians and journalists from around the world took part in the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), which is held every second year. This year’s conference was held in Toulouse, France, and NordForsk was responsible for a 75-minute session that included a panel discussion on gender balance and underrepresentation of women in academia.

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Call for proposals: Nordic-British initiative on research in migration and integration

Call for proposals: Nordic-British initiative on research in migration and integration

27.06.2018

NordForsk, the Academy of Finland, the Swedish Research Council, Forte of Sweden, the Research Council of Norway, The Icelandic Centre for Research, Rannis, and the Economic and Social Research Council (part of UK Research and Innovation) are issuing a call for proposals for research projects under the Joint Nordic-UK Research Programme on Migration and Integration. The call has a budget of NOK 65 million and the deadline for the call for proposals is 15 November 2018.

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Scientists identified knowledge gaps in Nordic Arctic research

Scientists identified knowledge gaps in Nordic Arctic research

21.06.2018

More than 60 Nordic and international scientists joined forces at an Arctic workshop at Hanaholmen 30 – 31 May 2018. The workshop aimed to identify urgent research areas, knowledge gaps and research challenges, and was a collaboration between the 2018 Swedish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat and NordForsk.

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NordForsk highlights gender equality in academia at major European conference

NordForsk highlights gender equality in academia at major European conference

21.06.2018

In July, NordForsk will arrange a 75-minute session during the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), a major European research conference to be held 9-14 July 2018 in Toulouse, France. The conference will feature presentations by two NordForsk-funded Nordic Centres of Excellence that conduct research on gender balance and underrepresentation of women in academia. A panel discussion on challenges and potential remedies will follow.

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