The Onsager Fellowship Programme
NTNU has completed two calls (2015 and 2016) for tenure-track Associate Professors and have now admitted a total of 20 fellows into the Onsager Fellowship Programme.
They are all selected because of their strong academic records and because they are recognized as scientists with a strong potential to make a difference in the future.
Their duties primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations.
During the programme
During the tenure-track programme, the associate professors are subject to two types of review:
- a mid-career assessment after 3–4 years
- a final tenure assessment after no more than 6 years.
If the final appraisal is positive, s/he will be employed as a full-time professor at NTNU.
The Onsager Fellows
The 20 Fellows in the programme work within many research areas at NTNU:
The 2016 announcement
- Complex Analysis
- Experimental Environmental Toxicology
- Fluid Mechanics
- Modern Political and Economic History, 1870-2000
- Political Communication
- Psychopathology and Development
- Risk-Based Marine Systems Design for Arctic Operations
The 2015 announcement
- Economics of Natural Resources and Quantitative Peace Research
- Inorganic or Hybrid Functional Materials
- Marine Structures for the fFture - Marine Technology
- Medicine - Molecular Biology
- Medicine - Systems Biology
- Molecular Biodiversity
- Robotic Vision
- Safety and Reliability of Complex Systems
- Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
- Zero Emission Refurbishment of the Built Environment
Trondheim was Norway's first capital city, founded more than 1,000 years ago.
With a population of about 165,000, Trondheim counts itself as Norway's third largest city. It's big enough to host a full range of cultural offerings, yet small enough so that school-aged children can safely ride city buses by themselves.
The city's 460 km of paths and trails for hiking and walking provides ample possibilities for a healthy lifestyle.
The Onsager Fellowship Programme is named after the Norwegian-American chemist and physicist Lars Onsager (1903–1976).
He received a Ch.E. degree from the Norwegian Institute of Technology, that later became NTNU, in 1925.
In 1968 he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work done in 1931 on irreversible thermodynamics.