Faculty of Medicine


Research at the Faculty of Medicine

Research at the Faculty of Medicine comprises basic research, translational research, as well as applied research in community medicine.

Our focus areas of research are health surveys and biobanking, medical imaging for improved patient care and translating research for human health.

  • Population-based health surveys and biobanks represent powerful tools in the exploration of health and human disease. The faculty of Medicine is in charge of HUNT – the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study, one of the largest population-based health studies ever performed (a total of 100,000 individuals included).
  • Research within medical imaging should strive towards achieving different objectives: improved patient outcome, cost-efficient health care, and commercialisation of useful innovations. NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital represents a unique multidisciplinary research environment in MRI and ultrasound.
  • The new fully integrated university hospital is being completed in 2010. Outpatient clinics, imaging and surgery, university research laboratories and offices as well as clinical wards located in the same building, provides an excellent basis for translational research.

THe Faculty of Medicine hosts NTNU's strategic area of research NTNU Health.

Together with St. Olavs Hospital, the faculty has decided to increase our investment in global health through research, teaching and clinical activity.