Forte participates in several Nordic research programmes. Read more about our current Nordic collaboration below.

NordForsk – Promoting Nordic collaboration within research

NordForsk is an organisation under the Nordic Council of Ministers which finances and promotes Nordic cooperation within research and research infrastructure. NordForsk acts as a liaison between the national research funding bodies at every level of research, from basic to more applied forms.

The majority of NordForsk’s work is organised into various research programs. Forte co-funds several of these research collaboration programmes:

Future Working Life

A well-functioning working life is central to the development of society, as it creates the conditions for economic growth and for the funding of welfare systems. It is also key for individuals as it creates opportunities and may contribute to personal development. The overall aim of the Programme is to generate knowledge and solutions for a sustainable and inclusive future working life. It aims to support cross-boarder research collaboration with impact both within and beyond academia.
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Research and Innovation Programme on Digitalisation of the Public Sector

The opportunities and threats caused by digitalisation is often highlighted in public debate as a prioritized area in need of more research. The overarching aim of the programme is to combine and integrate knowledge-based, digital innovation efforts with research on the related effects and impact on society and end-users.
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Gender in the Nordic Research and Innovation Area

The Nordic region is the European leader in gender equality, but when it comes to leadership positions in research and innovation, men dominate just as widely here as in the rest of Europe. This programme funds two centers of excellence with the aim to increase gender equality in these sectors.
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Nordic Programme on Health and Welfare

The overall goal of the programme is to improve health in the Nordic countries by through high-quality research. The programme seeks to generate knowledge on the effect of demographic, social, environmental and biological factors on human health and the challenges this implies for human welfare, and to translate this new knowledge into practical solutions in healthcare and welfare systems.
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Joint Nordic-UK research programme on Migration and Integration

The past decades have witnessed a significant increase in human migration for a variety of reasons worldwide. European societies have been impacted to varying degrees, but they all share similar opportunities and challenges in terms of integration and settlement, access to labour markets, health services, housing and education. The aim of the programme is to increase cooperation between researchers in the Nordic countries and the United Kingdom to generate new knowledge and address the challenges of migration and integration.
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Sustainable Urban Development and Smart Cities

Urbanisation is one of the strongest megatrends in the world. A high concentration of people generates social, economic and environmental challenges that must be resolved; cities must be sustainable. The aim of the interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral programme is to promote cooperation between the knowledge communities in the Nordic countries in order to enhance opportunities and address challenges to sustainable urban development and smart cities.
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Nordic Programme for Interdisciplinary Research

Interdisciplinarity is widely acknowledged as essential to the generation of new and ground-breaking research results, and there is an increasingly urgent global demand for scientific research that dares to think across traditional boundaries between fields and disciplines and strives to create fertile ground for new approaches and insights. The aim of the programme is to promote excellent bottom-up research that combines and integrate skills from multiple disciplines.
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