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UTFORSK Call 2024

This seminar offers an introduction to UTFORSK, a measure under the Norwegian government’s strategy for cooperation on higher education and research with Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, South Africa, South Korea and the USA, the Panorama Strategy.


The overall aim of UTFORSK is to contribute to enhanced quality and relevance of higher education in Norway and in the prioritised partner countries, preparing candidates to address local and global societal challenges. UTFORSK projects may reflect bilateral or multilateral cooperation involving partners in one or more of the eligible countries.

Seminar content: 
We will start by looking into the UTFORSK call and how it is aligned with policies and objectives outlined in relevant policy documents. From this starting point we will discuss objectives related to institutional partnerships, integration between higher education, research and working life, sustained student mobility and enhanced international learning environment. Last but not least we will dig into the recent UTFORSK call for applications and how to write a convincing application.      


    • Introduction to the UTFORSK call (HK-dir)
    • Two project proposals that were funded in previous rounds will share experiences from their applications:
      • professor Bjørnar Borvik and senior adviser Ingrid Tøsdal, Faculty of Law
      • professor Michaël Tatham, Department of Comparative Politics
    • How to write a convincing application; story telling, impact, tips and tricks
    • Timeline for guidance from the support team

    We have some time after the seminar to discuss project ideas, if needed. 

    Target group:
    UTFORSK is open to all levels (Bachelor, Master, and PhD) and all academic fields. Cooperation across disciplines and sectors is encouraged. Accordingly the seminar is open to interested academic and administrative staff across UiB.


    Number of Places:  

    Register here by 30 January at 12 a.m: UTFORSK call 2024 (uib.no)

    Responsible for the seminar:
    Division of Student and Academic Affairs in cooperation with the Division of Research and Innovation.

    Link to UiB's website about UTFORSK

    Please also note that HK-dir will host webinars on UTFORSK in relation to the Americas and Asia on 30 January and 1 Februar. More information here: UTFORSK 2024 - Call for applications | HK-dir (hkdir.no)