What is "Nordic added value", and how is this concept understood and utilised by stakeholders in Nordic co-operation? This is the subject of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Helsinki.
Climate change is making the Nordic Region warmer, and we’re experiencing more intense periods of drought and more extreme rainfall. This not only changes the conditions for agriculture, with reduced quality and new plant diseases, but also provides opportunities for growing new plant species, as researchers behind the Nordic university network point out.
Six consortia with a focus on strengthening university collaboration are expected to contribute to enhancing the competitiveness of the Nordic region and facilitating the development of excellent Nordic research environments.
The proposed university cooperation initiative, Nordic University Cooperation on Edge Intelligence (NUEI), focuses on edge intelligence, a Nordic area of growth and a key technology enabler in many industrial domains and sustainability. The current Nordic Edge intelligence research efforts are fragmented and are supported by local national instruments, lacking the necessary mass to become an international area of excellence.
The Nordic Centre for Comparative and International Family Law (NorFam) will be the Nordic hub for collaborative research between scholars from Nordic countries in the fields of family and succession law, and between legal scholars and family-related research in other academic fields such as sociology, psychology, theology, medicine, gender studies etc.
The NordicPharmaTrain is consolidating world-leading research and education in the Nordics within drug delivery, contemporary pharmaceutical manufacturing and clinical implementation with focus on translation and innovation in pharmaceutical research.
The Nordic countries lie at the boundary between two structurally different biomes: boreal forests, dominated by trees, and the tundra, dominated by low-lying vegetation. This biome boundary is currently shifting because of ongoing climate warming and changes in land use.
Mental disorders are complex traits arising from both inherited and environmental contributions, particularly during early life phases. Understanding how interplay between nature and nurture during these sensitive early phases creates individual differences in human mental traits is a fundamental question spanning the social and life sciences.
Molecular medicine is the science of how humans function at the most basic level of genes, proteins and cells. It aims to understand and manipulate molecular processes to diagnose and cure diseases. Molecular medicine improves diagnosis, discovers effective individualized treatments for cancer and immune disorders, and creates vaccines against lethal infections.
CO2 emissions are the biggest cause of anthropogenic climate change. According to Nordic researchers, reducing emissions is not enough to minimise the effects. We must also prioritise the development of new carbon capture and utilisation technologies.