The Nordic region is a world leader in digitalisation, also in the area known as the Internet of Things. This gives us a unique opportunity to promote sustainability and a circular economy, according to the authors of a new report.
The Nordic and Baltic countries are boosting research in aquaculture with nine new research projects. Among other things, the projects are to develop sustainable feed for salmon farming. The Director of NordForsk says this is an important step along the Nordic region’s path of becoming the world’s most sustainable region by 2030.
For the first time, NordForsk has begun funding projects under its Programme for Interdisciplinary Research. With a total budget of roughly NOK 176 million, the programme spans a wide range of research topics, from narwhal tusks to smart textiles to historical perspectives on pandemics.
NordForsk has decided to fund four postdoctoral research fellowships for young researchers in Denmark and Sweden within the Nordic Neutron Science Programme. The projects will receive a total of 6 million NOK.
How has Sweden handled ethical issues during the COVID-19 pandemic? Göran Collste, Professor Emeritus of Applied Ethics at Linköping University, comments on some of the topics that were discussed at yesterday’s webinar.
Shorter spells of night work, more time to recover between shifts, and increased individual work-time control. These are some of the recommendations from an extensive Nordic research project funded by NordForsk.