Girls are increasingly outperforming boys in the Nordic educational systems. What are the potential ramifications of this for men’s well-being, for the welfare society and for working life in the Nordic region in the future? These and other questions were discussed at the seminar, “Gender Gaps in Nordic Educational Achievement”, held in Oslo.
By increased accessibility to its health data, the Nordic region has the potential to be world-leading in research, health care and innovation. A new NordForsk report outlines an action plan towards implementing a Nordic secure digital infrastructure for health data - the Nordic Commons. The report is the outcome of two-year effort aiming to propose ways to increase Nordic cooperation on health data.
Nordic societal security in light of the emerging global and regional trends is the title of the call for proposals which drew 28 proposals. The plan is to fund up to four projects from a total budget of NOK 44 million.
The scientific level of Nordic educational research carried out in the first phase of NordForsk’s education programme was very high, according to a new evaluation report. The evaluation also shows that the research has helped to strengthen the field of educational research throughout the Nordic region.
NordForsk received a full 218 applications in response to its call for proposals under the Joint Nordic-UK research programme on Migration and Integration. NordForsk decided to award a total of NOK 87 million to seven research projects.
Societal security is high on the agenda at the annual Session of the Nordic Council taking place this week in Stockholm. Since 2013 NordForsk has provided funding to a total of nine research projects to generate new knowledge about the challenges facing the Nordic countries ahead, and roughly four new research projects are on the way. The total programme budget is NOK 162 million.