Norway and India Research Cooperation - A vital and diverse partnership

India's remarkable growth and development makes the country an important partner, also for research cooperation. What has been the essence of Norway and India's research cooperation so far? And where are we heading in the future?

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The research cooperation between Norway and India has been going on for several years. The cooperative activities has since 2010 been boosted by the Programme for Research Cooperation with India at the Research Council of Norway (RCN). The conference will highlight results from the research projects and explore future possibilities.

The conference reaches out to researchers and research institutions as well as policy makers, NGOs, companies, government representatives and research funding agencies. The event will be open for the media.


10:00 – Welcome and introduction
Host of the session: John-Arne Røttingen, Cheif Executive, The Research Council of Norway (RCN)

Showcases I – Research In India, results and the bilateral cooperation

Host of the session: Dan Banik, Professor, SUM


11:45 – Lunch and Meet & Mingle (with posters)

Showcases II – Short presentations by research projects

Host of the session: Dan Banik (SUM)

  • 'How to make farmed tiger shrimps less vulnerable to diseases'
    by Ingrid Olesen, Research Director, Nofima  
  • 'Rural development in India'
    by Magnus Hatlebakk, Senior Researcher, CMI
  • 'Memories of INGRID'
    by Arne Melchior, Senior Researcher, NUPI
  • TBC

Meet & Mingle (with posters)

15:00 –  Panel discussion: The way forward for research collaboration between India and Norway

Host of the session: Sidsel Roalkvam, Director, SUM

Introduction: "A sustainable future for the Indo-Norwegian research cooperation" Merethe Sandberg Moe, Programme coordinator Research cooperation with India


16:10 – Final Words

Reception (tapas and wine) – end by 18:30



Published June 14, 2017 10:48 AM - Last modified Sep. 22, 2017 3:35 PM