The Nordic societies are more complex than indicated by the one-sided endorsements and collective praise. In many areas, the experiences of the five countries differ widely, and Nordic responses to global challenges are full of ambiguities and paradoxes.
NordForsk has awarded approximately €4.3 million in funding to the Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World (ReNEW) research consortium. The consortium that brings together UiO and five other universities is led by the Centre for Nordic Studies CENS at the University of Helsinki. Its aim is strategic cooperation for producing new knowledge and a new way of perceiving the Nordic countries, both from within and from a global perspective.
On February 22 the UiO:Nordic Board decided to grant funding to 3 UiO:Nordic workshops
UiO Nordic organized a workshop in Athens Dec. 1-3. 2016 where scholars from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Greece discussed the relationship between bureaucracy and society in Greece and the Nordic countries.
UiO:Nordic organized a panel with the title Global challenges - Nordic solutions at the 16. Transatlantic Forum in Chicago.
UiO:Nordic received seven applications for research funding by our announcement this summer. The applications are now distributed to the review panel, and the grant for Nordic-funding 2017 will be published mid-November.
Up to NOK 30 million is available for Researcher Projects under a joint call issued by the VAM and SAMKUL programmes. They seek research projects that study various aspects of the prerequisites for the welfare and working life model in light of societal changes related to migration, socioeconomic differences and greater diversity.
The SCANCOR-centres at Harvard and Stanford encourage researchers to apply for temporary research stay at world leading social science research communities.