Interdisciplinary research projects on everything from narwhal tusks to asylum policy and pandemic history are delivering game-changing results for the Nordics. This is the conclusion from committee head Jan Philip Solovej.
Over the past few years, many immigrant children have come to the Nordic Region. New digital games could help these children learn the Nordic languages because it’s crucial that they feel at home and become part of the Nordic societies, explains the head of the research project.
Is it simply a lottery when the Nordic countries grant asylum? Why are the differences between the countries so significant? These are just two of the questions that a Nordic research project is hoping to answer.
The narwhal’s spiral tusk has annual rings, and they can reveal changes in the climate. Researchers have just discovered that there also appear to be rings within the annual rings, which can provide even more details about living conditions in the Arctic.
What can we learn about COVID-19 by studying the 18th-century smallpox epidemics and other past pandemics? A new Nordic research project will make use of Nordic health data to study pandemics from a historical perspective to better prepare the Nordic region for future pandemics.
The project strives to develop new knowledge crucial to design for sustainability in the urban after-dark. The strategy is to bring relevant disciplines together with representatives from design, technology, psychology and ecology