Centres of Excellence

SFF/CoE logoThe 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.

The SFF/CoE scheme, advertisments, and current and former centres

NTNU hosts six SFF/CoE

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 SFF/CoE

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.

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.

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.