NTNU Research Excellence

The aim of NTNU Research Excellence is to help realize NTNU's goals for research in the top international league.The initiatives include external measures funded through the Research Council of Norway, the EU and private-sector players that reward high academic merit as well as initiatives realized through strategic prioritization of our own resources. The figure illustrates the elements that make up NTNU Research Excellence

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Centres of Excellence

NTNU's four new Centres of Excellence address everything from understanding the brain to biological diversity.

Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research

The centers conduct long-term research at a high international standard, with the aim of tackling energy-related challenges.

Centres for Research-based Innovation

The SFI scheme promotes innovation by supporting long-term research through close cooperation between R&D intensive companies and prominent research institutions. 

The Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience

The fifteenth Kavli Institute was inaugurated at NTNU in 2007 – the fourth Kavli Institute in neuroscience in the world and the first Kavli Institute in Northern Europe.

The K. G. Jebsen Centres

The K. G. Jebsen Foundation contributes financially to strengthen independent research in Norway, building research environments at top international level.  

Strategic Research Areas 2014 - 2023

Researching the ice

Ever wonder what it's like to do research in the Arctic? Take a look at this video of SAMCoT researchers working on ice studies in the Greenland Sea. Read more at www.ntnu.edu/samcot

Building a Mars Rover

Watch how Industrial Design students build their own suggestion for a Mars Rover. And it works!


NTNU Research Excellence

Centres of Excellence, Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research, Centres for Research-based Innovation, ERC Grants, EU projects, The Kavli Institute, The Outstanding Academic Fellows programme, The Onsager Fellowship and The K. G. Jebsen Centres.

Strategic Research Areas

Ocean Science and Technology
Health, Welfare and Technology
Sustainable societal development

Enabling technologies

NTNU's research on enabling technologies:

General research

NTNU conducts research within a variety of fields, ranging from arts, jazz and languages through architecture, social sciences and education to ICT, economics, engineering and medicine, as listed below:


Key findings from IPCC
Key findings from IPCC

NTNU professors Edgar Hertwich and Daniel Beat Müller are among the lead authors of the WG III report "Mitigation of Climate Change" released 04.13.14. 
The most important findings.