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.
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.
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.