Strategic Research Areas 2014–2023
Research Excellence includes EU funded projects, private funding, national initiatives and NTNU's own initiatives.
NTNU has several research centres with different dependencies. The major centres.
Many NTNU laboratories are national resources, and most are used in teaching as well as research.
Faculties and departments
Find research of interest at the faculties and departments.
NTNU in Brussels
Our office in Brussels works to promote and strengthen the NTNU's image and participation in EU and related initiatives. It represents «the door to Europe» for NTNU employees and «the door to NTNU» for organizations that want to start collaborations and create synergies with us.
NTNU in Tokyo
NTNU and the University of Bergen (UiB) have a common adviser at Innovation Norway's Tokyo office in an effort to increase research and education partnerships with Japanese academic environments and institutions.
All the cities
NTNU offers a wide range of doctoral programmes. Candidates must be admitted to a specific PhD programme in order to earn a degree from NTNU, and must undertake both research and coursework. The Graduate Researcher Schools complements the regular PhD Programmes. PhD positions are announced in NTNU's job listing.
Can computers help cure Cancer?
Video: Computer simulations can search through millions of drug combinations to find the right one for each specific Cancer and patient. Strategic Research Area NTNU Health has supported the project.
Next Gen IMR
Video: From outer space to ocean space. Next Generation Subsea Inspection, Maintenance and Repair. Strategic Research Area NTNU Oceans.
Video: Researchers at NTNU are developing a robot that will be controlled by living brain cells.
The story in Gemini Research News.
Most prolific partnership
THE – Times Higher Education World University Rankings: NTNU is number one of the universities producing the highest proportion of the research in collaboration with a single partner from industry: SINTEF. The link accounts for 9.1 per cent of NTNU's total research output.
- Universities with the biggest corporate links (THE, 9 March 2017)
- Top marks to NTNU and SINTEF for cooperative research (Geminiresearchnews.com, 9 March 2017)
Some facts and figures
- Two Nobel laureates in Medicine. Also two students at former NTH are Nobel laureates in Chemistry and Physics
- Awarded 10 ERC Grants
- Participate in 92 H2020 projects, of which 26 are coordinated by NTNU
- 120 large and small laboratories from Nano Lab to Language Lab
- 362 doctoral dissertations in 2017 (40 per cent women and 43 per cent international)
- 7135 person-years, of which 4617 are in academic or scientific positions (41 per cent women)