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Calls for Applications

Below you will find information about current and previous calls for application.

Call for Applications 2016

In 2016, we issued a call for three to six new centres. NOK 4-8 million was available in annual funding over a five-year period, with the possibility of extension for another five years. How much each centre will receive and the total number of new centres depended on the quality of the applications received and the level of ambition and activity envisaged.

When the deadline expired on 13 May, we had received 22 applications for SFU status from 12 universities and university colleges. Of these the expert panel selected nine finalists.

The Expert Panel

An international expert panel assessed the applications. The panel consisted of the following members:

  • Professor Stephanie Marshall, Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom (Chair)
  • Student Christine Alveberg, NSO, University of Agder (UiA)
  • Professor Peter Dieter, Gustav Carus Medical School, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
  • Professor and Head of Development, Astrid Elbek, The Royal Academy of Music, Denmark
  • Professor and Pro-Vice Chancellor Duncan Lawson, Newman University, United Kingdom
  • Professor and Pro-Vice Chancellor Philippa Levy, University of Adelaide, Australia

Subject experts supported the panel during site visits.


Applications and Feedback

Awarding Centre Status

Of the 22 applications, the expert panel selected nine applications as finalists. The finalists were invited to send in supplementary documentation and the expert panel conducted site visits. The expert panel made its recommendation to the NOKUT board in October and the Board awarded centre status to four new centres:

Previous calls for applications

Brief Information about the Call

A call for applications for funding of NOK 3 million for three Centres of Excellence in Education was announced on 4 March 2013. All academic communities were eligible to apply, but if an application from the field of health and social work was of a sufficiently high standard, it would be awarded centre status. NOKUT received a total of 24 applications.

Read the text of the announcement (PDF)


The Expert Panel

The applications were assessed by an international panel of experts consisting of:

  • Professor Duncan Lawson, Newman University, Birmingham (chair)
  • Director of Academic Affairs Jørgen Thorslund, University College Lillebælt
  • Professor Trudie Roberts, University of Leeds
  • Professor Mats Benner, Lund University
  • Musician and Pro-Vice Chancellor Helena Gaunt, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
  • Student Trine Oftedal, The National Union of Students in Norway

The committee was extended with subject experts from the different disciplines for the final round.


Applications and Feedback

Awarding Centre Status

Of the 24 applications that were received, eight progressed to the final round following an expert assessment. The finalists were asked to provide the committee with supplementary information, and visits were made to the institutions. On 15 October 2013, the expert panel gave its recommendation to NOKUT’s board, which awarded centre status to the following three candidates:

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Brief Information about the Call

The call for applications to establish a pilot Centre for Excellence in Education was announced on 12 April 2011. The pilot round was linked to teacher education institutions, and institutions offering the following study programmes were eligible to apply: primary teacher, preschool teacher, vocational teacher, subject teacher and five-year integrated master’s degree programmes. NOKUT received eight applications from a total of twelve institutions.


The Expert Panel

The applications were assessed by an international panel of experts consisting of:

  • Director of Academic Affairs Jørgen Thorslund, University College Lillebælt (chair)
  • Professor Riitta Pyykkö, Universitety of Turku
  • Professor Per-Olof Wickman, Stockholm University
  • Professor Roger Säljö, University of Gothenburg
  • Student Marte Hafr, The National Union of Students in Norway

Applications and Feedback

Awarding Centre Status

The Centre for Professional Learning in Teacher Education (ProTed) was the first in Norway to be awarded the title Centre for Excellence in Education in December 2011. The centre is a collaboration between the University of Oslo (UiO) and the University of Tromsø (UiT). ProTed is linked to the five-year integrated teacher education programmes, which comprise teaching of grades 1–7 and 5–10 at UiT and 8–13 at UiO.

Read more about ProTed

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