News and Press Releases 2015

News and Press Releases 2015

Our green future must include industry

(22 September) Researcher Markus Steen says research alone isn’t enough to make Norway’s economy greener. Industry needs to be more deeply involved with the research community at an early stage.

Peering into fish brains to see how they work

(9 September 2015) Transparent fish and an ability to work in the dark are key to the research of the newest group at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience.

Mosers, Kavli Institute given multimillion grant to establish a new centre of excellence

(8 September 2015) The British-born Pauline Braathen has given US $5 million to establish a new centre at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at NTNU. The Kavli Foundation has matched this donation with NOK 50 million so that the new centre will receive a NOK 100 million grant.

NTNU professor and curator of the 22 July Centre explains the controversial exhibit

(17 July 2015) "July 22 affected individuals and Norwegian society in a way we have not experienced since World War II,” writes Tor Einar Fagerland.

Jump in the sea and swim with salmon

(14 July 2015) With the help of new 3-D technology, you can dive underwater and swim with farmed salmon.

Super graphene can help treat cancer

(30 Juni 2015) Silver is often used as a coating on medical equipment used for chemotherapy. The problem is that this silver coating can break down drugs. Now, researchers have found a graphene coating that will help boost the effect of chemotherapy.

How was your stay at NTNU?

(22 June 2015) A photo competition for international students at NTNU reveal what they were up to when they were not studying.

Norwegians — and the rest of the world — are not afraid of climate change

(17 June 2015) More and more people claim to have experienced the direct impacts of climate change. Yet we are worrying less about how climate change may affect us.

We know more about the moon than the ocean floor

(10 June 2015) NTNU researchers are delving deep to investigate the seabed and opportunities to extract precious metals that lie several thousand metres deep.

The robot that learns everything from scratch

(2 May 2015) Imagine that everything in your mind had been erased, and you had to learn everything all over again. What would that process be like?

Brain signals contain the code for your next move

(27 May 2015) Researchers with the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience have found a pathway in the brain that the brain uses to plan to get from one place to another.

NTNU Approved as First Norwegian Partner in Climate-KIC

(11 May 2015) Climate-KIC Nordic is pleased to announce that our first Norwegian partner has now been approved. This is the very first KIC collaboration in Norway.

The Norwegian who built the world’s roads

(15 April 2015) The Flåm Line railway, the Trans-Iranian railroad, Ethiopian roads and many Norwegian airports. A little known professor and engineer at the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTNU's predecessor) helped to build them all.

Clay can be used for carbon capture

(8 April 2015) Ordinary clay can be as good as more advanced materials for capturing carbon dioxide.

A new look at corruption and greed

(10 March 2015) Substantial revenues from natural resources bring opportunities, but also problems, in developing countries. A new research project will look at best practices in resource management.

Nature on maternal health, ebola and CapaCare

(5 March 2015) The Norwegian non-governmental organization CapaCare train health workers to give lifesaving care that might otherwise be unavailable to patients in under-resourced areas. As new infections of Ebola are finally being brought under control, the outbreak’s devastating impact on maternal health will linger for years.

Here’s how Norway can be a leader in global health

(4 March 2015) The health of people all over the world is dependent on a slew of different variables, so interdisciplinary work is vital to professionals in global health. Twenty-two European countries, the USA and South Africa are all taking part in a comprehensive Norwegian global health survey.

The Incredible True Tale Of "The Queen Of Neuroscience" And Her Nobel Prize

(19 Feb 2015) May-Britt Moser interviewed by the Huffington Post.

Trondheim, the North Star of Norway’s indie scene

(13 Feb 2015) We take the most recent issue of the Trondheim Calling festival as an opportunity to introduce you to this exciting city for music lovers.

Norway needs good climate laws

(10 Feb 2015) Norway needs its own climate laws, but these laws will only be effective if they are good. Bad climate policies may be worse than none at all, according to NTNU researchers and policy makers.

NTNU to merger with three university colleges

(28 Jan 2015) The NTNU Board approved a merger with university colleges in Gjøvik, Ålesund and Sør-Trøndelag today; NTNU name to be retained.

“I see great academic gains from this merger,” says NTNU Rector Gunnar Bovim. “We will establish a unified university in Trondheim covering most of our educational areas at all levels. Parallel to this, closer cooperation with SINTEF will create greater opportunities for research at NTNU. From an international perspective, this is an important contribution to achieving the high ambitions Trondheim must have as a research city.”

“Merging with the university colleges in Gjøvik and Ålesund will strengthen the academic opportunities in technology,” Bovim says.

Rebuilding an orphanage after Typhoon Yolanda

(15 jan 2015) Four NTNU architecture students spent their autumn semester working on rebuilding Streetlight, an orphanage in the Philippines that was destroyed by a typhoon before Christmas last year.

Wind turbine builders put theory into practice

(14 Jan 2015) Engineering students at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) are learning about more than just theory. A competition to build the best wind turbine also gives them the chance to put their practical skills to the test.

More sun means fewer children and grandchildren

(9 Jan 2015) A new study shows that periods of high UV radiation can affect a population over several generations.

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