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Call for applications for Centres for Excellence in Education

NOKUT calls for applications for three to six new Centres for Excellence in Education (SFUs). Four to eight million NOK will be awarded each Centre annually, based on the level of activity described in the application. SFU status is awarded for five years, with the possibility of prolongation for another five years, subject to an interim evaluation after three to four years.

The communities that are awarded centre status must be able to document excellence in education, ambitious and innovative plans for the Centre’s activities and good plans for the dissemination and involvement of others.

We invite all academic communities to apply. SFU status will be awarded based on the applications with the highest quality. If several applications have equally high quality, a spread of academic fields will be prioritized.

  • Deadline for applications: 13 May 2016 at 12.00 p.m. (noon).

Information about applications and the assessment procedures

The application must follow the requirements set in the NOKUT template for applications (doc – updated template!) and be sent by e-mail to sfu@nokut.no before the deadline.

An international expert panel with student representation will conduct the assessment.

The assessment process has two stages:

  1. Assessment of all submitted applications and selection of the best candidates for progression to the second round.
  2. Site visits at the institutions selected. Additional information might be requested prior to the site visit.

The Centres will be appointed before the end of 2016.

Read the criteria for awarding SFU status (pdf)

Read more information

Contact persons

Helen Bråten

Project Manager, Centres for Excellence in Education (SFU)
+47 21 02 18 27 | Helen.Braten@nokut.no

Ingvild Andersen Helseth
Adviser, Centres for Excellence in Education (SFU)
+47 21 02 18 25 | Ingvild.Andersen.Helseth@nokut.no

Ole-Jacob Skodvin
Director of The Department of Analysis and Development
+47 21 02 18 29 | Ole-Jacob.Skodvin@nokut.no