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NordForsk funds four international postdoc projects in neutron research

NordForsk funds four international postdoc projects in neutron research

20.12.2017

The four projects have been granted a total of nearly NOK eight million under the NordForsk Nordic Neutron Science Programme.

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Saving lives with a secure system for sharing biomedical data

Saving lives with a secure system for sharing biomedical data

20.12.2017

Before: Biomedical researchers often exchanged sensitive data about people’s health between institutions or across borders via poorly protected means such as USB drives or CDs sent via registered mail. Now: Researchers can exchange data at great speed – and save more lives – via a secure Nordic data sharing service.

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NordForsk to fund six university consortia

NordForsk to fund six university consortia

20.12.2017

A total of up to NOK 180 million in funding has been awarded to six hubs proposed in response to the call for proposals for NordForsk's new funding instrument, Nordic University Hubs.

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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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