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

NameNIFU Working Paper
PublisherNIFU
No.4/2012

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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., ... 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 Paper, No. 4/2012
Aksnes, D. ; Benner, M. ; Brorstad Borlaug, S. ; Foss Hansen, H. ; Kallerud, E. ; Kristiansen, E. ; Langfeldt, L. ; Pelkonen, Antti ; Sivertsen, G. / 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, 2012. 88 p. (NIFU Working Paper; No. 4/2012).
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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 Working Paper, no. 4/2012, NIFU.

Centres of Excellence in the Nordic countries : A comparative study of research excellence policy and excellence centre schemes in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. / Aksnes, D.; Benner, M.; Brorstad Borlaug, S.; Foss Hansen, H.; Kallerud, E.; Kristiansen, E.; Langfeldt, L.; Pelkonen, Antti; Sivertsen, G.

NIFU, 2012. 88 p. (NIFU Working Paper; No. 4/2012).

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Aksnes D, Benner M, Brorstad Borlaug S, Foss Hansen H, Kallerud E, Kristiansen E et al. 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, 2012. 88 p. (NIFU Working Paper; No. 4/2012).