Research Excellence

Research Excellence


The aim of NTNU's Research Excellence is to help realize NTNU's goals for research in the top international league.

The initiatives include measures funded through the Research Council of Norway, the EU and private-sector players that reward high academic merit. The Research Excellence is also realized through strategic prioritization of NTNU's own resources.

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Horizon 2020

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Horizon 2020

Active participation in the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation is a main priority at NTNU.


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ERC Projects

Several outstanding researchers at NTNU have received prestigious grants from the ERC – European Research Council.

Kavli Institute

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The fifteenth Kavli Institute was inaugurated at NTNU in 2007. It is the fourth Kavli Institute in neuroscience in the world and the first Kavli Institute in Northern Europe.

Centre of Excellence

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Centre of Excellence

SFF/CoE Centres of Excellence are devoted to long-term, concentrated and basic research at high international level.

Centre for Research-based Innovation

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Centre for Research-based Innovation

SFI/CRI Centres for Research-based Innovation promote innovation by supporting long-term research through close cooperation between R&D intensive companies and prominent research institutions.

Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research

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Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research

FME/CEER Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research conduct long-term research at a high international standard, with the aim of tackling energy-related challenges.

K.G. Jebsen Centres

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K.G. Jebsen Centres

The K.G. Jebsen Foundation contributes financially to strengthen independent research in Norway, building research environments at top international level.

Outstanding Academic Fellows

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Outstanding Academic Fellows

NTNU has selected young researchers for the Outstanding Academic Fellows Programme, which is designed to give them the opportunity to grow their careers.

Onsager Fellowship

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Onsager Fellowship

The Onsager Fellowship Programme is designed to recruit young, internationally recognized researchers to strengthen the university's academic community.

Postdoctoral Fellows

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellows

NTNU trives to provide postdocs with career development support to help them maximize their future career opportunities in Norway and abroad.