Large Norwegian-US gathering on health and energy

Hundreds of Norwegian and US researchers will enhance their research cooperation during Transatlantic Science Week on 12-16 November. This time the annual event kicks off in Houston, Texas.

More than 400 participants are registered so far.

“We are very pleased that so many prominent US and Norwegian researchers have registered for the event,” says Jostein Mykletun, Consul General of Norway in Houston. “Among those attending are Subra Suresh, Director of the National Science Foundation in the US, as well as Minister of Education and Research Kristin Halvorsen, Minister of Health and Care Services Jonas Gahr Støre, five Norwegian university presidents, and the Norwegian-American physicist, businessman and philanthropist Fred Kavli,” he continues.

According to Mr Mykletun, Texas and Norway have great potential to develop their research cooperation in a number of fields. “Houston has especially strong research groups in both energy research and health research. Science Week gives Norwegian researchers a unique opportunity to establish contacts with these groups.”

“We want to see the Norwegian researchers fly home with concrete plans in their luggage,” he says. “Each and every workshop should result in a project for expanded cooperation.”

Latest inside news