NBJ Academic News

We introduce some academic news on research promotion in Nordic, Baltic countries and Japan.

Lithuania
Foreign Minister of Japan T. Motegi visits Lithuania(Embassy of Lithuania in Japan, 5 July 2021)
Latvia
Latvia and Japan mark one hundred years of friendship(Lavian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2 July 2021)
Estonia
Estonia is one of the fastest innovators in Europe(Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, 29 June 2021
Nordic countries
Japan-Nordic Frontier Research Projects for Healthy Longevity (call)(NordForsk, June 2021)
Sweden
Apply for funding from Horizon Europe(Swedish Research Council, 24 June 2021)
Finland
New Academy of Finland Board, research councils and Strategic Research Council appointed(Academy of Finland, 23 June 2021)
Iceland
Extensive report on the status of global Arctic research: Knowledge for a Sustainable Arctic(Government of Iceland, 16 June 2021)
Sweden
Strategic innovation programmes recieve continued funding(Vinnova, 23 June 2021)
Sweden
Hans Ellegren elected new Secretary General of the Academy(KVA, 10 June 2021)
Estonia
EEA/Norway grants funding round received 14 applications(Minister of Education and Research, 26 May 2021)
Finland
Academy of Finland to develop mobility funding based on bilateral agreements(AKA, 24 May 2021)
Nordic countries
New report: Over NOK 3 billion for Nordic research on COVID-19(NordForsk, 20 May 2021)
Denmark
Complete reopening of higher education(Ministry of Higher Education and Science, 18 May 2021)
Finland
Government spending limits session leads to cuts in research funding – end of compensation for reduction in gambling proceeds poses additional threat(AKA, 12 May 2021)
Iceland
Science holds the solutions: Ministers of Science meet on Arctic cooperation(Ministry of Education Science and Culture, 10 May 2021)
Japan
Signing of Memorandum of Cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Iceland on Education, Science, Technology and Innovation(MEXT, 8 May 2021)
Denmark
Major award to five outstanding researchers(Ministry of Higher Education and Science, 5 May 2021)
Estonia
Minister Liina Kersna: Estonia is ready to take on a greater role and more responsibility in European research cooperation(Minister of Education and Research, 5 May 2021)
Estonia
Minister Kersna and the European Commissioner Gabriel discussed the future of Erasmus+ programme and the European Research Area(Minister of Education and Research, 23 April 2021)
Sweden
New five-star university in STINT Internationalisation Index(STINT, 22 April 2021)
Sweden
Seven researchers in Sweden to receive an ERC Advanced grant(Swedish Research Council, 22 April 2021)
Norway
University reforms to ensure relevance to working life
(University World News, 17 April 2021)
Sweden
Prominent international researchers enhance Swedish research environments(Swedish Research Council, 16 April 2021)
Finland
EUROSTUDENT VII research articles published
(Ministry of Education and Culture, 15 April 2021)
Denmark
More than 60,000 quota 2 applications
(Ministry of Higher Education and Science, 15 March 2021)
Iceland
Weakening of Atlantic Currents Could Cool Iceland’s Climate(Icelandreview, 2 March 2021)
Norway
Factors behind Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action grant wins(University World News, 27 February 2021)
Finland
Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel firm to set up research centre in metals mine(Yle, 19 February 2021)
Norway
29% of scientific positions held by foreign researchers(University World News, 19 February 2021)
Denmark
Government is discussing reducing English-taught courses(University World News, 31 January 2021)
Sweden
Research must benefit society, promote sustainability(University World News, 16 January 2021)
Sweden
How a study circle helps new students integrate in Sweden(The local.se, 11 January 2021)
Europe
Horizon 2020 by the numbers: how €60 billion was divided up among Europe’s scientists(Nature, 22 DECEMBER 2020
Norway
Norwegian research center for wind power gets 120 million kroner of state funding(Norway Today, 11 December 2020)
Japan
25% of university students receiving financial support contemplated quitting school amid pandemic(the Japan times, 5 December 2020)
Nordic Countries
Boosting digital transition through lifelong learning(University World News, 28 November 2020)
Denmark
Danish university project makes for safer seas(Copenhagen post, 27 November 2020)
Finland
Academy of Finland grants €20m for new research projects on crisis preparedness and security of supply(Academy of Finland, 25 November 2020)
Finland
Excellent response rate for September 2020 feedback survey: results will help improve application process(Academy of Finland, 23 November 2020)
Norway
UiO open to sending exchange student to Europe this spring(Norway Today, 12 November 2020)
Nordic countries
Legislation on academic freedom set to be strengthenedUniversity World News, 7 November 2020)
Japan
Record numbers of female students, but is it enough?University World News, 7 November 2020)
Estonia
Irja Lutsar elected Woman of the Year (ERR, 7 November 2020)
Norway
Government seeks dramatic increase in study abroadUniversity World News, 6 November 2020)
Iceland
Record Number of Students Enrolled at the University of Iceland
(Iceland Review, 6 November 2020)
Estonia
Kersti Kaljulaid awarded University of Tartu’s Johan Skytte Medal
(ERR, 31 October 2020)
Denmark
Green research elevated to a new level by DKK 2.7 billion(Ministry of Higher Education and Science,30 October 2020)
Denmark
Extended options for SU loans are being resumed(Ministry of Higher Education and Science,28 October 2020)
Denmark
A partial requirement to wear masks at educational institutions(Ministry of Higher Education and Science,23 October 2020)
Estonia
Education ministry wants doctoral students to earn average national wage
(ERR, 23 October 2020)
Finland
What makes international students want to stay on or go?(University World News, 17 October 2020)
Sweden
Matilda Ernkrans attends ministerial conference on European Research Area(Ministry of Education and Research, 13 October 2020)
Sweden
Matilda Ernkrans participating in TEDxUNEP on role of higher education in addressing climate transition(Ministry of Education and Research, 13 October 2020)
Estonia
Government plans to make tuition fees compulsory for third-country students 
(ERR, 13 October 2020)
Sweden
Swedish research to be ‘peer-reviewed’ abroad
(The Local Sweden, 12 October 2020)
Iceland
More Funding Needed to Teach Foreigners Icelandic
(Iceland Review, 12 October 2020)
Lithuania
Lithuanian scientists not awarded Nobel prize despite discovering same technology
(LRT, 8 October 2020)
Lithuania
EU approves Lithuanian research funding to tackle coronavirus
(LRT, 7 October 2020)
Estonia
University of Tartu, Academy of Security Sciences open building in Narva
(ERR, 3 October 2020)
Finland
EUROSTUDENT VII Student Study: Over 70% of higher education students view their future in a positive light(Ministry of Education and Culture, 1 October 2020)
Sweden
International student numbers up 13% despite COVID-19(University World News, 30 September 2020)
Sweden
Thousands stuck in lottery queue to sit university entrance exam(Radio Sweden, 25 September 2020)
Denmark
Minister demands faster pace of change for women in HE(University World News, 25 September 2020)
Norway
Norwegian students had a tough spring due to coronavirus, survey shows(Norway Today, 24 September 2020)
Sweden
10 million SEK to national study of COVID-19(Swedish Research Council, 22 September 2020)
Sweden
Criticism against “first come, first served” applications for university qualification exam(Radio Sweden, 23 September 2020)
Latvia
More foreign students than expected in Latvia’s universities(Latvian Public Broadcasting, 23 September 2020)
Sweden
Report launched on research targeting the Sustainable Development Goals(STINT, 23 September 2020)
Sweden
A further 8 million SEK to support clinical studies relating to COVID-19(Swedish Research Council, 22 September 2020)
Sweden
Three new members elected to the Academy in September(The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 21 September 2020)
Iceland
Masks Required in Secondary Schools and Universities(Iceland Review, 21 September 2020)
Denmark
Surge of interest in theology due to COVID-19 pandemic(University World News, 19 September 2020)
Finland
450 to lose higher education study places over official blunder(Yle, 18 September 2020)
Finland
Ministers Andersson and Saarikko: Budget session decisions raise Finland’s level of education and secure the funding of civil society(Ministry of Education and Culture, 17 September 2020)
Finland
Turku University moves to distance learning after confirmed coronavirus infections(Yle, 17 September 2020)
Norway
The government extends grant rules to allow more people to contribute to health care(Norway Today, 17 September 2020)
Sweden
First come, first serve system proposed for university entrance exam(Radio Sweden, 17 September 2020)
Japan
Vaccine research deepens university-industry collaboration(University World News, 15 September 2020)
Japan
80% of universities in Japan plan to hold both in-person and online lessons(The Japan Times, 15 September 2020)
Iceland
Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 at University of Iceland’s Office and Cafeteria(Iceland Review, 15 September 2020)
Sweden
Aminoff Prize rewards explosive studies of biological macromolecules(The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 14 September 2020)
Norway
NOK 600 million of student education funds still unused(Norway Today, 13 September 2020)
Norway
UiO open to sending exchange student to Europe this spring(Norway Today, 12 September 2020)
Sweden
General director resigns over government’s push to have university exam(Radio Sweden, 10 September 2020)
Finland
University of Vaasa switches entirely to distance learning (Yle, 8 September 2020)
Finland
Implementation of strategy for Finnish research Infrastructures launched, first policies published(Academy of Finland, 7 September 2020)
Sweden
Journalist and author Ingrid Carlberg is awarded IVA’s award for science journalism(IVA, 7 September 2020)
Japan
Education in Japan beyond the crisis of COVID-19 –Leave No One Behind–(MEXT, 5 September 2020)
Japan
Japan Aiming to Raise Enrollment Limits at Local Universities(Jiji Press, 3 September 2020)
Sweden
Record number of researchers in Sweden to get ERC Starting Grant(Swedish Research Council, 3 September 2020)
Norway
4,400 students are still in the housing queue(Norway Today, 3 September 2020)
Latvia
Infectologist: Universities a high COVID-19 risk in Latvia(Latvian Public Broadcasting, 3 September 2020)
Sweden
Swedish University exam unlikely to go ahead at all this year(The Local Sweden, 2 September 2020)
Sweden
10 million SEK to Biobank Sweden for coordinating COVID-19 samples(Swedish Research Council, 1 September 2020)
Norway
More than 2,000 employees in the tourism industry have enrolled in education(Norway Today, 1 September 2020)
Finland
Many foreign uni students struggle to arrive in Finland as term begins(Yle, 31 August 2020)
Finland
Academy of Finland to implement changes in international and bilateral mobility funding(Academy of Finland, 31 August 2020)
Sweden
Sweden considers U-turn over cancelled university exam(The Local Sweden, 27 August 2020)
Latvia
Three universities in Latvia plan to start a joint school(Latvian Public Broadcasting, 26 August 2020)
Japan
Women make up record 45.5% of university students in Japan(The Japan Times, 26 August 2020)
Estonia
Confusion remains on foreign students’ isolation requirements(ERR, 24 August 2020)
Japan
University of Tokyo to sell bonds in first of its kind in Japan(The Japan Times, 24 August 2020)
Norway
7 out of 10 students complete a degree after eight years of study(Norway Today, 23 August 2020)
Finland
Revamping student admissions to raise national education levels(University World News,21 August 2020)
Japan
Most Japanese private universities considering measures for virus-hit applicants(The Japan Times, 17 August 2020)
Finland
University of Eastern Finland issues mask guidelines(Yle, 12 August 2020)
Sweden
As work opportunities shrink, university students feel financial pinch(Radio Sweden, 12 August 2020)
Iceland
Modified rules on restrictions on public gatherings take effect on 14 August(Government of Iceland, 12 August 2020)
Sweden
Tegnell: Schools not the driving place for this pandemic(Radio Sweden, 11 August 2020)
Norway
Foreign students must be quarantined(Norway Today, 10 August 2020)
Finland
Updated recommendations for early childhood education and care, schools, educational institutions and higher education institutions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus(Ministry of Education and Culture, 8 August 2020)
Estonia
Foreign students’ rights petition reaches Riigikogu(ERR, 7 August 2020)
Estonia
Reps: Foreign students who ignore quarantine will lose residence permit(ERR, 6 August 2020)
Norway
Less students in housing queues due to Corona(Norway Today, 6 August 2020)
Sweden
Officials move to cancel autumn university entry test amid pandemic(Radio Sweden, 6 August 2020)
Latvia
Recommendations for universities and colleges for implementing precautions to limit the spread of the Covid-19 infection(Ministry of Education and Science, 6 August 2020)
Lithuania
School year in Lithuania to begin on time and in classrooms(LRT, 6 August 2020)
Sweden
Two researchers in Sweden to receive an ERC Proof of concept grant(Swedish Research Council, 5 August 2020)
Norway
65.6 percent accepted their admission to their preferred field of study(Norway Today, 31 July 2020)
Japan
Japan to allow back foreign residents who left before entry ban(The Japan Times, 30 July 2020)
Sweden
On campus or distance learning? Here’s what Sweden’s universities have planned for autumn(The Local Sweden, 30 July 2020)
Sweden
Almost 270,000 new student admissions in Sweden(Radio Sweden, 30 July 2020)
Denmark
Record number of applicants offered places in higher education(Minister for Higher Education and Science, 29 July 2020)
Norway
COVID-19 raises demand and competition for study places(University World News,25 July 2020)
Finland
Virus vector laboratory applies gene transfer technology to tackle corona pandemic(Academy of Finland, 22 July 2020)
Sweden
The Nobel Week will assume new formats(The Nobel Foundation, 21 July 2020)

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