Centres of Excellence


The Research Council of Norway provides long-term funding for Centres of Excellence (SFF), with the goal to bring more Norwegian researchers and research groups to a high international standard.


NTNU hosts four Centres of Excellence


AMOS – Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems

AMOS develops intelligent ships and ocean structures, autonomous unmanned vehicles (under water, on the surface and in air) and robots for high-precision and safety-critical operations in extreme environments.


CBD – Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics

The vision behind the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics is to develop an interdisciplinary centre for research into changes in time and space of biological diversity at different organismal levels.


CEMIR – Centre for Molecular Inflammation Research

CEMIR identifies new therapeutic targets and develop new diagnostic tools for inflammatory diseases through an integrated 10-year programme of research and research training in molecular innate immune responses.


CNC – Centre for Neural Computation

The scientific goal of CNC is to advance our understanding of neural circuits and systems and their role in generating psychological functions. By focusing on spatial representation and memory, we expect to uncover general principles of neural network computation in the mammalian cortex.


NTNU is partner in three Centres of Excellence


BCSS – Birkeland Centre for Space Science

University of Bergen (UiB) hosts the Centre.

CBC – Center for Biomedical Computing

Simula Research Laboratory hosts the Centre.

Centre for the study of Equality, Social Organization, and Performance

University of Oslo (UiO) hosts the Centre.


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Contact at NTNU

Senior adviser

Ruth H. Rødde