Strategic Research Areas 2014–2023

NTNU Strategic Research Areas - superheroes

Through interdisciplinary cooperation, NTNU's strategic research areas Energy, Health, Oceans and Sustainability address complex challenges of great importance for society.


Energy iconNTNU Energy

Energy for a better society

Director: Professor Olav Bjarte Fosso

Research areas

Advanced thermodynamic analysis

Energy efficiency

Energy Storage

Hydropower for the 21st century

Improved efficiency in exploration and production of oil and gas


Politics, innovation and public engagement for sustainable energy

Purification and storage of CO2

Smart energy systems (smart grids)

Technological solutions for new renewable energy, especially solar energy, bioenergy and offshore wind power


Health iconNTNU Health

Innovative solutions to complex health challenges

Director: Researcher Magnus Steigedal

Research areas

Diagnostics and therapy

Health promotion, prevention and empowerment

ICT systems, welfare technology and organization of health services


Oceans iconNTNU Oceans

Knowledge for a sustainable ocean

Director: Professor Ingrid Schjølberg

Research areas

Into the deep ocean

Marine environment, society and sustainability

Marine minerals and renewables

Maritime transport

Polar science and technology

Sustainable seafood and marine bioresources


Sustainability iconNTNU Sustainability

Knowledge for change

Director: Professor Annik Magerholm Fet

Research areas

Biodiversity and ecosystem services

Ethical perspectives

Environmental and sustainability assessments

ICT as an enabling technology

Institutional framework

Land use

Sustainable design and business models

Sustainable urban and regional development


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