UTFORSK Partnership Programme 2013–2016: Analysis of project results

This report reviews the pilot period of the UTFORSK Partnership Programme that ran from 2013 to 2016. UTFORSK (2013-2016) targeted research collaborations funded by the Research Council of Norway in Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and Japan. The aim of the programme was to use research as a basis for educational cooperation.

Publisher: SIU

    Judging by a total of sixty-nine applications in two separate calls, UTFORSK has been well received in the higher education sector. The UTFORSK (2013-2016) portfolio consisted of sixteen projects. The largest concentration of projects was in partnerships with Chinese HEIs (seven projects), and most of the projects in the portfolio (thirteen projects) involved universities. The UTFORSK portfolio covered a wide range of academic disciplines, from linguistics, pedagogy and political science research to physics, biology and energy/climate research. Natural sciences, technology and engineering were the most strongly represented disciplines, constituting just under half of the projects.