Interdisciplinary research projects on everything from narwhal tusks to asylum policy and pandemic history are delivering game-changing results for the Nordics. This is the conclusion from committee head Jan Philip Solovej.
What is "Nordic added value", and how is this concept understood and utilised by stakeholders in Nordic co-operation? This is the subject of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Helsinki.
Livestock are important for food security. In the DigiVet project the researchers have studied how livestock data is currently used across the Nordics, the United Kingdom and Estonia, and how technology regulatory frameworks might provide societal benefit by improving the public-interest uses of these data.
Climate change is making the Nordic Region warmer, and we’re experiencing more intense periods of drought and more extreme rainfall. This not only changes the conditions for agriculture, with reduced quality and new plant diseases, but also provides opportunities for growing new plant species, as researchers behind the Nordic university network point out.
Four forms of treatment against rheumatoid arthritis have been tested in a comprehensive Nordic research trial, which is the largest of its kind in the world. The results help to put the Nordic Region on the world map, the researchers emphasise.
With a funding portfolio of 21 independent projects, the NordForsk Research Initiative on Societal Security has contributed to our collective understanding of contemporary threats and societal challenges.
Six consortia with a focus on strengthening university collaboration are expected to contribute to enhancing the competitiveness of the Nordic region and facilitating the development of excellent Nordic research environments.