The University of Agder is hosting the Centre for Research, Innovation and Coordination of Mathematics Teaching (MatRIC). MatRIC seeks to improve mathematics teaching and learning within the study programmes of other subjects such as engineering, natural sciences, economics and teacher education.
- create, lead and support networks that enable sharing and development of effective use of video, digital and web-based technologies in teaching, learning and assessing mathematics.
- initiate, support and disseminate research into teaching, learning and assessing mathematics to identify, understand and evaluate effective innovation in practice.
- bring together mathematics educators, scientists, engineers, computer scientists and economists in cross-disciplinary teams to produce workplace simulations and realistic tasks for mathematical modeling.
MatRIC has the status as Centre for Excellence in Higher Education from 1 January 2014 until 31 December 2018. The award secures financing of NOK 4 millions for the Centre's first 5 years, with the possibility of an additional 5 year extension.
Director of the Centre: Professor Simon Goodchild