337. That is the number of pre-proposals generated by NordForsk’s call for interdisciplinary research proposals. The purpose of the NordForsk programme is to encourage high-quality interdisciplinary research, and the call for proposals has a budget of NOK 120 million.
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.