Nordic research cooperation

Nordic cooperation in research and innovation is based on long traditions and mutual trust. The cooperation takes place through a number of institutions and organisations, both on a formalised and non-formalised level.

Nordic cooperation

The formal cooperation between the Nordic countries is amongst the oldest and most extensive regional cooperation in the world. The cooperation is built on common values and a willingness to achieve results that contribute to a dynamic development and increase Nordic competencies and competiveness.

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National research funding agencies

The national research funding agencies shall promote, support and distribute funds for research in their respective fields. The mandate and strategies for their work is available on their websites.

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NordHorcs and joint committees for Nordic research

NordHorcs (Nordic Heads of Research Councils), Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (NOS-HS), Joint Committee of the Nordic Research Councils for Natural Sciences (NOS-N), and Joint Committee of the Nordic Medical Research Councils (NOS-M).

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Research collaboration at university and institutional level

The Association of Nordic University Rectors Conferences (NUS) and The Nordic Association of University Administrators (NUAS).

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NORIA

NORIA is a term for the Nordic Research and Innovation Area, introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2004.

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Open Access

NordForsk and seven other institutions under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers have launched a new e-collection with free access to all of our publications. The other institutions are Nordic Innovation, Nordic Energy Research, The Nordic Council of Ministers secretariat, NORDICOM, Nordregio, the Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues (NVC) and the Nordic School of Public Health.

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