Put international collaboration at the heart of academic research
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology is, “the university that built Norway”. Upholding this tradition calls for cooperation with institutions worldwide, links with industry, and home-based facilities that are centres of gravity for international researchers, says the Rector Gunnar Bovim
In this Q&A with Science|Business, Professor Gunnar Bovim, Rector of NTNU describes the university’s approach to maintaining excellence in research, through international collaboration with academics and industry, and building world-class facilities that will attract scientists to Norway.
NTNU is participating in a large number of projects under the European Union’s Framework Programme Seven. How are these progressing and do you expect the involvement to be continued under the new Horizon 2020 programme?