What can we learn about COVID-19 by studying the 18th-century smallpox epidemics and other past pandemics? A new Nordic research project will make use of Nordic health data to study pandemics from a historical perspective to better prepare the Nordic region for future pandemics.
The Nordic countries are each dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in their own ways, but each government enjoys a great deal of public trust in its decisions. Nevertheless, the pandemic gives rise to a number of ethical issues
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.