Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management

Research at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management

The research at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management covers a wide range of topics and disciplines, and represents a unique combination of research within the areas of social sciences, humanities, science and technology. This broad academic platform facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration and multidisciplinary research.

Among recently published research results are:

Van der Meer, A; Svantesson, M.; Van der Weel, R. Longitudinal study of looming in infants with high-density EEG. Developmental Neuroscience 2012;34(6):488-501

Developmental Neuroscience

A rapidly approaching object provides information about the object's approach and how imminent a collision is. Prospective control when responding to a looming virtual object approaching on a direct collision course was studied longitudinally in 10 infants aged 5/6 and 12/13 months. Different characteristics of the looming-related visual evoked potential (VEP) responses from infants' brain electrical recordings (EEG) were explored

Read more about research at the Department of Psychology

Falch, Torberg. Teacher Mobility Responses to Wage Changes: Evidence from a Quasi-natural Experiment. American Economic Review 2011;101(3):460-465


The American Economic Review

This paper utilizes a Norwegian experiment with exogenous wage changes to study teachers' turnover decisions. Within a completely centralized wage setting system, teachers in schools with a high degree of teacher vacancies in the past got a wage premium of about 10 percent during the period 1993-94 to 2002-03. The empirical strategy exploits that several schools switched

Read more about Research at the Department of Economics

Among our research activities are:

Governance, Management and Performance in the Norwegian educational system.

Project period: 2010-2013

Project leader: Torberg Falch (ISØ)

Contractor: NFR

This research project emphasizes the roles of governance and management of schools.
The project covers both compulsory and upper secondary education. The project consists of 4 parts.
Part 1 is on governance in compulsory education, and the main purposes are to investigate the implementation and consequences of new modes of governance and management. Part 2 will develop performance indicators for upper secondary education and part 3 will analyze how the performance indicators are affected by governance.


S-TEAM : Science-Teacher Education Advanced Methods


Project period: 2009-2012

Project leader: Geir Karlsen (PLU)

A dissemination project under the EU Science-in-Society theme within Framework Programme 7

The main methods of dissemination which will be used by S-TEAM will be training events or reflective workshops, together with materials for teachers and teacher educators including DVDs or other media.

The underlying principle of S-TEAM, however, is that teachers will be consulted and listened to, throughout the project. It is simply not possible to effect large-scale change in the pedagogy of science education without the full cooperation of teachers.
Equally, the involvement of policymakers and their power to effect change at a structural level is essential. Training events and workshops are only useful if they are supported by continuing development activities which connect teachers and their ideas, and resources which enable them to implement their ideas inside and outside the classoom.


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Contact information:

NTNU, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management
Building 1, level 4

Telephone: + 47 73 59 19 00
E-mail: postmottak@svt.ntnu.no

Postal address:
NTNU, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management
7491 Trondheim