Department of Education and Lifelong Learning

Norwegian Centre for Child Research

Norwegian Centre for Child Research (NOSEB) does basic and applied long-term research on childhood, and on the activities and conditions of children's lives. The centre offers an international, interdisciplinary master's programme, an MPhil in Childhood Studies and a PhD programme in Interdisciplinary Child Research. NOSEB is a national, interdisciplinary centre that started its activities in 1982. 1 January 2017 NOSEB merged with Department of Education and Lifelong Learning.

NOSEB attaches great importance to international collaboration. The centre's numerous research conferences are a vital part of this. Its hosting of Childhood, the leading journal within the field of childhood research, published in collaboration with Sage Publications Ltd., is another example. NOSEB's international profile is also developed through the centre's participation in several research networks and through the fact that it is a key institution in Childwatch International. The centre includes several internationally acclaimed child researchers, and its master's and PhD courses also have a strongly international profile.

On a national level NOSEB emphasises the development of the field of child research through participation in networks within similar scientific fields, including geography, social anthropology, sociology, history and pedagogy. NOSEB's journal Barn is an important national and Nordic channel of mediation for this interdisciplinary child research.

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Contact Information NOSEB

Visiting address
Pavilion A, Dragvoll
Loholt allé 85

We are open Monday-Friday 09:00-14:00

+47 73 59 19 50


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Postal address
Norwegian Centre for Child Research
NO-7491 Trondheim