NTNU's four Centres of Excellence
The Research Council of Norway provides long-term funding for Centres of Excellence (CoE), with the goal to bring more Norwegian researchers and research groups to a high international standard. The most recent round of funding started at the beginning of 2013, with NOK 2 billion from the Research Council over 10 years to 13 research groups, of which NTNU has 4 of the new centres. The award means NTNU's four centres will receive a total of NOK 620 million over 10 years.
"We are very happy and proud that all 4 of the NTNU applicants who were finalists were also selected in the end to be Centres of Excellence. This is an important recognition of the quality of the research that is conducted at NTNU," says Kari Melby, NTNU's Pro-Rector for Research.
NTNU's four Centres of Excellence are: