The Research Council of Norway has allocated funding for ten new national graduate-level researcher schools. The researcher schools will receive a total of NOK 218 million as part of the effort to enhance doctoral programmes.
Each national graduate-level researcher school consists of a network of institutions that contribute in various ways such as arranging joint courses or sharing laboratory facilities. The researcher schools comprise separate networks for training doctoral students. The Research Council will provide funding for a period of eight years.
Strengthening researcher training
“The Research Council wishes to invest more in talented young academics. The allocations to national graduate-level researcher schools are a means of improving the quality of researcher training. It means a lot both to the individual doctoral candidates and to the educational institutions as a whole,” says Anders Hanneborg, Executive Director of the Division for Science of the Research Council.