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.
A new call for funding is available for collaborative research projects on Nordic societal security in light of the emerging global and regional trends. The total amount of funding available for this Nordic call is set at NOK 44 million and the deadline for the submissions is 20 November 2019.
During the past ten years, NordForsk has contributed with NOK 2124 million to Nordic reseach cooperation by funding 323 research projects, shows a new report. The largest percentage of funding has gone to research within Medical and Health Sciences and Natural and Social Sciences.
Representatives of two NordForsk-funded research projects participated recently in a major seminar in Copenhagen targeted towards future skills. The seminar provided input to the Nordic Council of Ministers on the challenges that leaders in Nordic education need to focus on to develop the competencies required in the Nordic countries of tomorrow.
NordForsk is now issuing a call for proposals for research and innovation projects on digitalisation of the public sector. The call has a budget of EUR 7,4 million and the deadline for submissions is 16 January 2020.
Personalised medicine, tailoring the right therapeutic strategy to the right person at the right time, is one of the areas where the Nordic countries can play an important role through cooperation. Now, The Joint Committee for the Nordic Medical Research Councils (NOS-M) presents conclusions, opportunities and recommendations in a newly published report.
NordForsk welcomes the recent statement on gender equality in academia made by the Young Academies of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia and Lithuania. The purpose of the joint statement is to identify initiatives and strategies that may improve gender equality in academia.
Open Science and Open Access have become buzzwords we are hearing often these days. Fittingly, the value of Nordic and international cooperation in this field was discussed at the major NeIC 2019 conference Nordic Infrastructure for Open Science, held recently in Copenhagen. In connection with the conference, one of the pioneers of Nordic cooperation stated in an interview with NordForsk that Open Science makes the world a fairer place, where it is no longer just the wealthy who benefit from research.