NordForsk's active research programmes

Here you find an overview of our active research programmes. 

We also have an overview of projects which have received funding from NordForsk.

Education for Tomorrow

The aim of the thematic programme Education for Tomorrow is to generate new knowledge about the Nordic educational systems that will better equip them to meet the needs of society – today and in the future.

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Gender in the Nordic Research and Innovation Area

The Nordic region is the European leader in gender equality, but when it comes to leadership positions in research and innovation, men dominate just as widely here as in the rest of Europe.

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Joint Nordic-UK research programme on Migration and Integration

The aim of the joint Nordic-UK research programme on Migration and Integration is to generate new knowledge about migration and integration in the Nordics and in the United Kingdom and thereby equip actors both within and outside of academia to address the challenges of increased migration and to capitalise on the opportunities that this brings.

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Nordic Bioeconomy Programme

The objective of the Nordic Bioeconomy Programme is to generate new knowledge on how to promote and advance the transition to a bioeconomy-based society in the Nordic countries.

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Nordic eScience Globalisation Initiative (NeGI)

The Nordic eScience Globalisation Initiative (NeGI) promotes Nordic collaboration on eScience by means of targeted efforts on eScience research and graduate education.

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Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme

Nordic Innovation, NordForsk and Nordic Energy Research have joined forces on this research and innovation programme with the aim of accelerating the transition towards a sustainable Nordic society.

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Nordic Neutron Science Programme

The Nordic research community may have a front row seat when the European Spallation Source (ESS) becomes operational in 2023. But Nordic researchers have to be well prepared in scientific terms if they are to take full advantage of the unique opportunities offered by this nearly DKK 20 billion research infrastructure in Lund. Therefore, NordForsk has launched a Nordic programme for neutron research, with an emphasis on building new competencies.

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Nordic Programme for Interdisciplinary Research

The aim of the Programme for Interdisciplinary Research is to promote excellent bottom-up research that combines and integrate skills from multiple disciplines.

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Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare

The overall goal of the Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare is to improve health in the Nordic countries by finding solutions to societal and public health challenges through high-quality research.

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Nordic Societal Security Programme

The Nordic Societal Security Programme is a multidisciplinary research programme designed to generate new knowledge about what is required to ensure the safety and security of the Nordic countries' inhabitants.

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Nordic University Hubs

Nordic University Hubs is an initiative aimed at advancing the strategic priorities of Nordic higher education institutions through increased cooperation.

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Nordic-Russian Cooperation Programme in Education and Research

The Nordic-Russian Cooperation Programme in Education and Research supports joint cooperation projects between higher education and research institutions in Russia and the Nordic Countries.

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Research and Innovation Programme on Digitalisation of the Public Sector

The overarching aim of the programme is to combine and integrate knowledge-based, digital innovation efforts with research on the related effects and impact on society and end-users. This is based on factors that enable and drive digital transformation of public sector, such as emerging technologies, emerging organisational practices, and emerging regulatory frameworks and governance mechanisms.

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Responsible Development of the Arctic: Opportunities and Challenges - Pathways to Action

The Joint Nordic Initiative on Arctic Research has been established to generate new insight into the challenges and new opportunities confronting the Arctic region.

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Sustainable Urban Development and Smart Cities

The aim of the interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral programme is to promote cooperation between the knowledge communities in the Nordic countries in order to enhance opportunities and address challenges relating to sustainable urban development and smart cities.

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The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC)

The Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC) facilitates the development of advanced IT tools and services in areas of importance to Nordic researchers.

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The Nordic Research and Innovation Programme for Sustainable Aquaculture

Aquaculture is a growing global business, which faces many facets of sustainability challenges. The overarching aim of the Programme is to generate knowledge and solutions for sustainable land-based and marine salmonid aquaculture in the Nordic countries.

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