Publications

This listing features reports, magazines, brochures and fact sheets published by NordForsk. For research output produced by NordForsk-funded activities, see our list of scholarly articles.

You can also find all of the NordForsk publications in the publication portal of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Here you can find publications from the Nordic Council of Ministers in general, as well as the Nordic Council and associated organisations. All publications can be downloaded free of charge under Open Access.

Interaction between Climate Change and the Cryosphere

Interaction between Climate Change and the Cryosphere

The TRI has funded three Nordic Centres of Excellence (NCoE) within the ICCC sub-programme with a total of 96 million NOK. The total budget for this sub programme is 96 million NOK. This is a fact sheet describing this programme's goal and main focus.

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Effect Studies and Adaptation to Climate Change

Effect Studies and Adaptation to Climate Change

The sub-programme «Effect Studies and Adaptation to Climate Change» aims to improve knowledge about the effects of climate change, about the adaptation capacities of society, and about the risks and opportunities that the effects of climate change may bring to the Nordic region. This factsheet describes in brief the goal and the content for this programme.

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Enhancing Nordic Research Infrastructure Cooperation

Enhancing Nordic Research Infrastructure Cooperation

The NORIA-net “Nordic Research Infrastructures Network” (NRIN) was launched in 2009 with the aim of strengthening Nordic cooperation on research infrastructure. NRIN’s work culminated in the report “Enhancing Nordic Research Infrastructure Cooperation”, which offers a number of recommendations.

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Evaluation of NORDSYNC and Nordic membership of the ESRF

Evaluation of NORDSYNC and Nordic membership of the ESRF

While preparing its report, NRIN (NORIA-net Research Infrastructures Network) commissioned an evaluation of Nordic participation in international research cooperation. A pilot project for this evaluation examined the NORDSYNC membership of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF).

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Adding value to Nordic research cooperation. Recommendations for a new initiative on distribution of health

Adding value to Nordic research cooperation. Recommendations for a new initiative on distribution of health

Distribution of health is one of the challenges facing the Nordic countries and Europe. Although health and life expectancy have improved in the Nordic countries, inequalities in the distribution of health persist. This report gives an overview of research activities, funding and funding systems of relevance to research on health and welfare-related issues in the Nordic countries 2005-2010. Based on these findings, the report also provides policy recommendations.

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Sport Sciences in the Nordic Countries

Sport Sciences in the Nordic Countries

This policy paper presents in brief the major findings from the main report "Sport Sciences in Nordic Countries. Evaluation Report". The full version can be downloaded from: http://www.aka.fi/en/about-us/publications/publication-series/

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Hot Topic - Cold Comfort. Climate Change and Attitude Change

Hot Topic - Cold Comfort. Climate Change and Attitude Change

How do we respond when we are faced with the repercussions of our interactions with nature? Gudmund Hernes, researcher, Professor of sociology and former Norwegian minister, sets out assertions and theses as a basis for debate. Only when we understand how and why we have reacted so far can we take effective action.

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Comparing Research at Nordic Universities using Bibliometric Indicators

Comparing Research at Nordic Universities using Bibliometric Indicators

- A publication from the NORIA-net "Bibliometric Indicators for the Nordic Universities".

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NordForsk magasin 2011

NordForsk magasin 2011

I denne utgaven av NordForsk magasin finner du bl.a. intervjuer med Juni Palmgren, Bengt Sundelius, Gudmund Hernes og Cornelis Vis, og en rekke saker om prosjekter som NordForsk er involvert i.

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NordForsk magazine 2011

NordForsk magazine 2011

In this English version of the NordForsk magazine you will find interviews with Juni Palmgren, Bengt Sundelius, Gudmund Hernes and Cornelis Vis, and a series of articles from NordForsk-funded projects.

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Enhancing the Effectiveness of Nordic Research Cooperation

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Nordic Research Cooperation

"Nordic participation in the EU Framework Programmes - Best practices and lessons learned". The Policy Briefs 1-3 2011 describe and analyse key aspects of Nordic research cooperation in a European context, both at the research policy and -strategy level. This report looks into Nordic researchers' participation in FP7 compared to FP6, the outcome of participation, as well as main challenges and success criteria for participation. By NIFU and Technopolis in cooperation with NordForsk (2011).

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Nordic contributions to the development of the ERA

Nordic contributions to the development of the ERA

The Policy Briefs 1-3 2011 describe and analyse key aspects of Nordic research cooperation in a European context, both at the research policy and -strategy level. This second report looks into the interactions between national, Nordic and European research policies, in light of Nordic priorities regarding internationalisation of research cooperation. By NIFU and Technopolis in cooperation with NordForsk (2011).

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Rethinking Nordic Added Value in Research

Rethinking Nordic Added Value in Research

"Nordic participation in the EU Framework Programmes - Best practices and lessons learned". The Policy Briefs 1-3 2011 describe and analyse key aspects of Nordic research cooperation in a European context, both at the research policy and -strategy level. This third report analyses the concept of "Nordic Added Value" in light of the development of the ERA. By NIFU and Technopolis in cooperation with NordForsk (2011).

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NORDERA final report: A new deal for ERA. Lessons learnt from Nordic R&I cooperation?

NORDERA final report: A new deal for ERA. Lessons learnt from Nordic R&I cooperation?

How can the Nordic cooperation contribute to achieving European Commission objectives such as joint research programmes, increased mobility for researchers, joint research infrastructures, excellence in research and exchange of knowledge? What are the key lessons that we can draw from Nordic strengths and weaknesses? Read more about this in the final report of the NORDERA-project, which is a shorter and more accessible version of the first two reports (2010).

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NordForsk Magasin 2010: 5-year jubilee issue

NordForsk Magasin 2010: 5-year jubilee issue

2010 marks five years since NordForsk was founded. In this 5-year jubilee issue of NordForsk Magasin you will find interviews with Halldór Ásgrímsson, Per Unckel, Jerzy Langer, Nils Christian Stenseth, Anneli Pauli, Gard Titlestad, Anne Tjønneland, Jon Ove Hagen, Ole Petter Ottersen and many others. The magazine contains articles in the Scandinavian languages, as well as in English. Shorter translations in English are also available throughout the publication.

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NORDERA report 2: Nordic R&D collaboration at EU level

NORDERA report 2: Nordic R&D collaboration at EU level

This report focusses on how the Nordic experiences can serve to encourage the further development of the European Research Area, especially regarding coordination of national programmes and joint programming. Equally, the analysis looks into how lessons learnt can be of value for the further development of NORIA and ERA. By the Joint Research Centre/IPTS for the NORDERA project (2010). Available for download only.

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International Research Cooperation in the Nordic Countries

International Research Cooperation in the Nordic Countries

A publication from the NORIA-net "The use of bibliometrics in research policy and evaluation activities". The first report of the NORIA-net provides readers with essential information and perspectives on current and future possibilities to reach excellence in Nordic research. It identifies the fields in which the Nordic countries already are strong and in some cases even excellent, and it highlights challenges and possible ways to prevent future problems. Editor: Magnus Gunnarsson, Swedish Research Council (2010).

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Other Nordic publications

You can find publications from many of the organisations within the Nordic cooperation at the e-library NordPub