Centres of Excellence in the Nordic countries: A comparative study of research excellence policy and excellence centre schemes in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden

D. Aksnes, M. Benner, S. Brorstad Borlaug, H. Foss Hansen, E. Kallerud, E. Kristiansen, L. Langfeldt, Antti Pelkonen, G. Sivertsen

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    Abstract

    This working paper presents the results of the initial mapping studies for a larger project (PEAC)1 aimed at improving the knowledge base for research and innovation policy for the formation of centres of excellence. The excellence policies and centres' profiles are mapped and compared across Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The results are preliminary; the mapping will be used as input for comparative case studies of the impact of centres of excellence (CoE) schemes in the four countries. Hence, this working paper presents a considerable amount of data, but only a limited amount of overall analysis and conclusions.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherNIFU
    Number of pages88
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

    Publication series

    SeriesNIFU Working Papers
    Number4/2012

    Keywords

    • centres of excellence
    • Nordic countries
    • research policy
    • Finland
    • Sweden
    • Norway
    • Denmark
    • research
    • excellence

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    Aksnes, D., Benner, M., Brorstad Borlaug, S., Foss Hansen, H., Kallerud, E., Kristiansen, E., Langfeldt, L., Pelkonen, A., & Sivertsen, G. (2012). Centres of Excellence in the Nordic countries: A comparative study of research excellence policy and excellence centre schemes in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. NIFU. NIFU Working Papers, No. 4/2012 http://hdl.handle.net/11250/2357780