University Cooperation

This initiative aims to support research-based university cooperation across the Nordic region, increase researcher mobility, enhance research capacity, and build competence, thereby boosting the expertise and significance of Nordic research collaboration.

The two calls that NordForsk has issued within this focus area have been open to all thematic areas and scientific disciplines, with a clear expectation that they were strategically important for the participating universities.

An important prerequisite has been that the universities themselves contribute funds to establish and operate the consortium's work. The funding follows the principle of NordForsk's financing, where 1/3 of the funds come from NordForsk, while the university consortium itself contributes 2/3.

Call timeline


Bodil Aurstad. Photo: NordForsk

Bodil Aurstad

Special Adviser
Bjørnar K

Bjørnar Solhaug Komissar

Senior Adviser