Diku has received 22 applications from academic communities for status as Centres for Excellence in Education.
29th of April was the application deadline for Centres for excellence in education (SFU) and Diku received 22 applications. Some of the academic communities have applied previously while others are new to the initiative.
The applications are approved for further evaluation which will be performed by an expert panel. The panel will make a selection of finalists by the end of June 2019.
|Centre name||Host institution|
|C21Enhance Centre for Enhancement of 21st Century Skills in Higher Education||UiT The Arctic University of Norway (NO-UiT)|
|Centre for Excellence in Interprofessional Education||UiT The Arctic University of Norway (NO-UiT)|
|Centre for Integrated Earth System Science Education||University of Bergen|
|Centre for Integrated and transdisciplinary education in spatial planning||Norwegian University of Life Sciences|
|Centre of Excellence in Maritime Simulator Training and Assessment||University of South-Eastern Norway|
|SCOPE - Center for excellence in medical and nurse education||NTNU- Norwegian University of Science and Technology|
|Ecology for Language Learning||NTNU- Norwegian University of Science and Technology|
|Center for foreign language education excellence in society||University of Bergen|
|Be-Ing: Becoming Engineer||NTNU Fakultet for informatikk og elektronikk|
|Centre for Computational Rhetoric Learning||NTNU- Norwegian University of Science and Technology|
|Centre for Experiential Legal Learning||University of Oslo|
|Centre for Excellence in Education for BioMedical Laboratory Scientists||Western Norway University of Applied Sciences|
|Centre for Performance-Based Electronic Music||University of Agder|
|REDE - Resilience and Ethics in Dance Education||Oslo National Academy of The Arts (KHiO)|
|Oslo Academy for Studies in International History||University of Oslo|
|LEAD - Centre for Excellent Journalism Education||Volda University College|
|Research-based Strategic Technological Approaches to Russian Teaching||UiT The Arctic University of Norway|
|Centre of Interprofessional Interaction with Children and Youth||OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University|
|Centre of Excellent Simulation and eLearning||University of Stavanger|
|Centre for Sustainable Health Care Education||University of Oslo|
|Centre of Excellence in Nursing Education||University of Agder|
After the announcement of the applications, one has been withdrawn. This is why the list now contains 21 applications.
To assess applications for Centers for excellence (SFU), Diku has appointed an expert panel with broad expertise in higher education quality development. The expert panel is predominantly international to ensure credibility in their assessments and to ensure that the centers represent excellence on an international level. The expert panel members have a background in a variety of disciplines to ensure a comprehensive approach to assessing applications. Several members have also assessed applications in previous SFU calls, while others are new to SFUs in Norway. The expert panel includes a student representative appointed by the Norwegian Union of Students to ensure that students’ perspective is maintained throughout the assessment process.
The expert panel will select finalists in mid-June. The finalists will have an institutional visit by the panel in week 36 or 39. Subsequent to the visits, the panel will submit a recommendation to the Diku board, the board will make a decision on appointment of new SFUs in December 2019.
Diku has appointed the following members to the expert panel to evaluate SFU applications in 2019: