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New report: ”Comparing Research in Social Sciences and The Humanities in The Nordic Countries”
The new report ”Comparing Research in Social Sciences and The Humanities in The Nordic Countries - An Explorative Study” is a supplementary analysis to “Comparing Research at Nordic Higher Education Institutions Using Bibliometric Indicators – Covering the Years 1999-2014”, published in June 2017. The study explores the possibility of comparing publishing in the Nordic countries within social sciences and the humanities.
Better software leads to better science
Software and computing skills have become essential in most fields of research, but researchers are often struggling with software that is unnecessarily complex and therefore not sustainable. But help is at hand, in the shape of workshops that promote better software development practices in scientific communities across the Nordic countries.
– NordForsk will be a visible and sought-after partner in the Nordic research system
On January 1 2018, Arne Flåøyen took over the directorship of NordForsk. He comes from the position as Head of Department at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute, where he has been a researcher and leader for over 20 years. “I see NordForsk as a catalyst for Nordic research cooperation, and my aim is to make NordForsk an even more visible, sought-after partner in the Nordic research system,” says Dr Flåøyen.
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