Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care

IGS partner in new national research school

The research school for health and care in the municipal health services will be coordinated by the University of Oslo, and IGS will be a collaborating partner represented by Berit Rokne and Eva Gjengedal.

Research School 2015
The Research Council of Norway has granted funding for 7 new national research schools. Eva Gjengedal and Berit Rokne will be part of one of the schools.

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In this round the Research Council of Norway granted roughly 160 million to seven new National Graduate-level Researcher Schools for the period 2016-2023. 

The Department of Health Sciences, University of Oslo will coordinate the research school entitled "The Norwegian Research School for Research and Development of Municipal Health and Care" (MUNI-HEALTH CARE). Professor Marit Kirkevold will lead the research school together with deputy Astrid Klopstad Wahl - both at the University of Oslo.

Development of new courses

The research school will bring together PhD students and supervisors from all over Norway. The researchers are planning to develop 16 new courses and enroll about 30 PhD students starting autumn 2016.

- This is incredibly gratifying for the health sciences and inter-institutional cooperation in terms of PhD supervision. Not to mention a boost for research in the municipal health services that hopefully will be benefitting patients, says Berit Rokne.

Collaborating partners throughout Norway: 

The research school has 6 national partners in addition to the University of Oslo:

•             University of Bergen
•             Bergen University College
•             Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
•             UiT – The Arctic University of Norway
•             Gjøvik University College
•             University of Nordland

Read more about the Research school grant at the Research Council of Norway's website (in Norwegian).