Research Excellence

NTNU hosts The Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, four national centres of excellence and four elite centres for research-based innovation. In partnership with Sintef, NTNU is responsible for seven national research centres for eco-friendly energy. Several ERC grants have been won by NTNU scientists.

 

Strategic Thematic Areas

New thematic resarch areas are Energy - Ocean Science and Technology - Health, Welfare and Technology - Sustainable societal development.

 

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PhD Opportunities

NTNU offers a wide range of doctoral programmes. In order to earn a degree, PhD candidates must be admitted to a specific PhD programme and undertake both research and coursework.

 

International Researcher Support

NIRS offers counselling services for international researchers at NTNU.

 

Business and Innovation

Evaluating the commerical possibilities of an idea, starting a company, or in need of expertise on intellectual property rights – NTNU provides its scientific community with the neccessary expertise. The commercialisation of new technology is one of the key tasks of NTNU's Technology Transfer Office.

 

4 Nobel laureates

in chemistry, physics and medicine

76 spin-offs

in the last five years

100 laboratories

from nano lab to language lab

371 PhDs

in 2013

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Video: Nought and crosses on a strand of hair
Nanotechnology allows us to build new materials atom by atom, and customize their characteristics based on what we need. NTNU NanoLab is a cross facultary, strategic initiative with the objective to coordinate and promote nanoscience and nanotechnology at NTNU.

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Video: A journey into entorhinal cortex
Brain researchers May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscienc/CNC receive this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of grid cells, that provide the brain with an internal coordinate system essential for navigation.


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The 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to May-Britt and Edvard Moser for the discovery of grid cells, that provide the brain with an internal coordinate system essential for navigation.

 

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The 2014 winner of the Nils Klim Prize Terje Lohndal wants to "know whether there are any language-specific mechanisms at work, and what the interplay between the language faculty and general cognition is."

 

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The 2014 Teknologibragden Award was awarded to Professor Alf Inge Wang at the Department of Computer and Information Science for his effort within gamification of education and the education game Kahoot!

 

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