New research collaboration secured
The food research institute Nofima has signed a three-year collaboration agreement with the University of Nordland.
The objective of the collaboration agreement is to strengthen the research and continuing and further education at the two institutions.
Nofima’s Managing Director, Øyvind Fylling-Jensen, emphasizes that the collaboration agreement will promote among other things good professional relations, which will be displayed through joint project applications and offers.
“Through this collaboration agreement, Nofima and the University of Nordland have a unique opportunity to utilize our advantages as research institutions in the best manner possible including infrastructure, knowledge base and our general ability concerning compatibility, not least when it comes to research questions of an interdisciplinary nature,” says Fylling-Jensen.
The collaboration agreement opens for the sharing of research competence between the institutions in a more systematic manner.
“Nofima is an important actor in research involving Norwegian food production. For the University of Nordland our research fellows, particularly in the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, can gain academic and practical use from this agreement, but we hope that in time our social scientists and economists can also be covered by this collaboration agreement with Nofima, which we have a strong belief in,” says Rector Pål A. Pedersen.
Nofima, the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fishery and Aquaculture, was established January 1, 2008 and engages in research and development for the aquaculture, fisheries and food industries. The institute has around 410 employees and has an annual turnover of about NOK 500 million.
The University of Nordland (UiN) has more than 6000 students, 620 staff and an annual turnover of nearly NOK 600 million. The university has four faculties, including the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA).