NTNU’s research forms part of the ongoing activities through a variety of projects and programmes in addition to specialized centres.
NTNU has four strategic Research Areas in 2014–2023: Energy, Health, Oceans and Sustainability. NTNU has three strategic initiatives in 2011–2020 in the enabling technologies Biotechnology, Digital and Nano.
Part of Research Excellence: NTNU is hosting or partner in 35 large national research centres (centres of excellence, research-driven innovation and environmentally friendly energy). NTNU participates in 126 Horizon 2020 projects and has 10 ERC grants.
NTNU works in close collaboration with the research institution SINTEF, business and industry about research, innovation and education.