We are surrounded by sounds and music. The Nordic Sound and Music Computing Network, a NordForsk funded university hub, is conducting research on what effect sound and music have on us, and how they can improve commercial and public services.
One of the ways to implement ethical conduct of Arctic research involving Indigenous peoples, is to involve them in the whole research process. Even when this means that the research takes longer time, and possibly also a change of topic.
Children with cerebral palsy receive good help thanks to a comprehensive follow-up programme which is based on unique Nordic health data, but treatment options vary depending on where in the Nordics they live.
Green public spaces such as parks, cemeteries and forests are important resources for improving physical health and well-being, and preventing disease. That’s also what preliminary results from a Nordic research project show.
The Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS) received 106 applications under the call for funding for NOS-HS Exploratory Workshops 2022. The NOS-HS committee has now selected the 33 projects that will receive funding.
The Nordics are getting older, while state-funded care for the elderly is being cut. An increasing proportion of older people are paying for care privately or relying on their family members and partners to take responsibility. Is the welfare state no longer able to take care of its own citizens?
Remote work and hybrid workplaces became common during the pandemic. NordForsk has now awarded funding for five projects that will investigate how these and other developments affect future working life.
Project owners from Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have submitted a total of 63 applications to NordForsk in this latest call for proposals. The gender split in the project owners is roughly two-thirds men to one-third women.
Climate change will affect agriculture and food and feed reliability in the Nordic-Baltic region in several ways. Now, seven new research projects are seeking to make agricultural production more sustainable.