Centres of Excellence (CoE)
Centre of Excellence
Centre of Excellence
The Research Council of Norway provides long-term funding for SFF (CoE) Centres of Excellence.
The goal is to bring more Norwegian researchers and research groups to a high international standard.
NTNU hosts six Centres of Excellence
NTNU hosts six SFF Centres
SFF AMOS – Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems
SFF AMOS develops intelligent ships and ocean structures, autonomous unmanned vehicles (under water, on the surface and in air) and robots. The purpose is high-precision and safety-critical operations in extreme environments.
SFF CBD – Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics
SFF Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics develops an interdisciplinary centre for research into changes in time and space of biological diversity at different organismal levels.
SFF CEMIR – Centre for Molecular Inflammation Research
SFF CEMIR identifies new therapeutic targets and develop new diagnostic tools for inflammatory diseases through an integrated 10-year programme of research and research training in molecular innate immune responses.
SFF CNC – Centre for Neural Computation
SFF CNC / Kavli institute for Systems Neuroscience aims to advance our understanding of neural circuits and systems and their role in generating psychological functions. By focusing on spatial representation and memory, we expect to uncover general principles of neural network computation in the mammalian cortex.
SFF PoreLab – Porous Media Laboratory
SFF PoreLab works to develop methods for calculatin complex fluid flow in porous media. Its approach combines methods from physics, chemistry, geology and geophysics to create knowledge that can be used to efficiently extract oil or cleance water in drought-strikes areas. CoE PoreLab is shared between NTNU and UiO – University of Oslo.
SFF QuSpin – Center for Low Dissipation Quantum Spintronics
SFF QuSpin aims to create a revolution in low power communication technology for an energy-efficient society. New theories of spin and quasi spin states of materials will be combined with experimental investigations to develop approaches to signal transmission without any loss of energy.
NTNU is partner in three Centres of Excellence
NTNU is partner in three SFF Centres
SFF BCSS – Birkeland Centre for Space Science
SFF BCSS aims to understand the Earth’s realtionship to space. Amongst the research: Why the aurorars in the two hemispheres are asymmetric, magnetism, particles and energy. UiB – University of Bergen hosts the Centre.
SFF CBC – Center for Biomedical Computing
SFF CBC aims to develop novel simulation technologies to reach understanding of complex physical processes in human health. Such insights from mathematical modeling can change clinical practice. Simula Research Laboratory hosts the Centre.
SFF ESOP – Centre for the study of Equality, Social Organization and Performance
SFF ESOP works on economic policy, growth and development, income, employment and welfare, resources, energy and environment. UiO – University of Oslo hosts the Centre.