Strategic Research Areas 2014–2023

NTNU has designated four strategic research areas that have formed networks across faculties and departments to bring the best minds to work on cross-disciplinary subjects.


The research areas and their main topics:


  • Technological solutions for new renewable energy, especially solar energy, bioenergy and offshore wind power
  • Energy efficiency and restructuring of energy systems in buildings
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • More effective recovery of oil and gas
  • Policy, innovation and civic engagement for eco-friendly energy
  • Smart energy systems (smart grids)

Ocean science and technology

  • Green maritime transport
  • In the ocean depths
  • Oil and gas from the north
  • Sustainable seafood
  • Clean energy from the ocean
  • The sea, the environment and society

Health, welfare and technology

  • Health promotion, disease prevention and empowerment
  • Diagnostics and treatment
  • ICT systems, welfare technology and organization of health services


  • Goals and institutional framework
  • Sustainable urban development
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Environmental and sustainability analysis
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