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    Gender imbalance is a key issue in the ICT research of Western Norway Research Institute. In a recent report, two researchers gather all available statistics on the participation of women in the ICT sector, which is expected to see rapid expansion in coming years. – We aim to fill the identified knowledge gaps through qualitative research, says Hilde G. Corneliussen.

  • Foto Technoport 2020

    Noradapt, a national research centre for climate change adaptation led by Western Norway Research Institute, was intended to contribute to this year's Technoport conference. The event brings more than 700 participants together to address how deep technology can help us build a more climate resilient society. Unfortunately, the conference was cancelled to prevent the spread of the corona virus in Norway.

  • Skisse av "Framtidas hyttegrend"

    Adhering to the principles of sustainability means that new mountain cabins should be energy and area efficient. How this may be solved has been addressed by architects, cabin developers, construction experts, and researchers in a research and development project seeking to plan mountain cabins for the future.

  • Foto frå delegasjonreise til India

    Research collaboration with Indian researchers may soon be a reality for Western Norway Research Institute, following the institute’s recent participation on an official, Norwegian delegation visit to India. One of the institute’s IT researchers, professor Rajendra Akerkar, travelled to New Delhi and Chennai in February, making new academic contacts.

  • Foto av Anna Maria Urbaniak-Brekke

    Anna Maria Urbaniak-Brekke recently accepted a permanent position at Western Norway Research Institute, following to years of employment, as part of the institute's plan to step up tourism research as well as internationalisation. Anna Maria is hoping to make use of the full range of her previous research and studies, and looks forward to coordinating international research projects.

  • Foto frå utstillinga Grüne Woche i Berlin i januar 2020.

    Western Norway Research Institute visited the International Green Week in Berlin as part of a regional study tour. In an ongoing process to establish a business cluster in the intersection between local food, outdoor activities, and tourism, the institute finds a role in research-based innovation and knowledge-building.

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    Otto Andersen, who worked as a researcher at Western Norway Research Institute, died on 28 December 2019 following a short period of illness.

  • Foto frå vegstenging i Jølster

    Norway's major roads face regular closures as a result of flooding, mud slides and similar incidents that are expected to occur more frequently because of climate change. A new study carried out by Vestlandsforsking and Menon Economics for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, indicates that unless a large-scale preventive effort is launched, the number of incidents and closures is going to increase dramatically in the coming decades.

  • Portrett Torbjørn Selseng

    No more than five months into his trainee year, Torbjørn Selseng was offered a permanent position as a researcher at Western Norway Research Institute. – I thoroughly enjoy working as a researcher, says Torbjørn.

  • Modellbilde av ViteMeir

    Vestlandforsking has assembled a working group of researchers who will contribute to the development of subject content at the new science center ViteMeir at Kaupanger.
    - The researchers here work on many topics that are both highly relevant and suitable for installations and practical experiences with ViteMeir, says Anders-Johan Almås, CEO.

  • Fem personer samtaler rundt et bord

    When the world-leading energy researcher Professor Benjamin Sovacool was appointed by Western Research, according to the research leader, it was as great as if Sogndal football had signed Ronaldo. This week saw the younger researchers in particular benefit from Sovacool's unique experience as a writer and publisher. They are very satisfied.

  • Konferansedeltakarar ser på skjerm

    175 schoolchildren from all over the county received many answers when IT-forum invited a conference in Loen on November 12-13. Can a good digital study technique eliminate or marginalize different learning difficulties? How can technology increase inclusion? How can a physical adventure game combining elements from the computer game world and the reality offer both an educational and exciting experience?

  • Unchain map partners

    A new method makes it easier to analyze climate risk together with people from the local communities and to find measures that can reduce the risk. Western Norway Research Institute will lead an EU project where local knowledge and residents are also invited to participate in the analysis work.

  • Axis

    The UNCHAIN project was presented at a start-up meeting for all projects which have received funding from the latest ERANET AXIS call.

  • Menneske saman i konferanserom

    Climate change makes it more difficult to grow food in large parts of the world, forcing farmers to adapt to new weather patterns. This is a common case for the Development Fund and Noradapt, as a recent meeting test with Vestlandsforsking to become better acquainted and consider future cooperation.

  • Stefan Gøssling

    While phrases like "shame of flight" are spreading among most people in Scandinavia, new research shows that a growing global elite flight many thousands more times than average. Professor Stefan Gössling has collected travel data from ten of the biggest celebrities on his social media and calculated climate impacts.

  • Gruppe bokbytur

    The Norwegian Book Town in Fjærland has the potential to become an international destination in the future, say the researchers at Western Norway Research Institute. In August, together with the key persons of Norwegian Book Town in Fjærland, they went to visit other book towns in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands to share knowledge and inspiration.

  • Foto av prosjektdeltakarar

    The international research project Unchain seeks to develop a novel approach to the prevention of climate-related disasters and gradual change afflicting society in various ways. Researchers from seven countries were represented at the kick-off meeting in Vienna this week.

  • LeMo møte-deltagere, september 2019

    The fifth general meeting of the EU project "Leveraging Big Data for Managing Transport Operations" (LeMO) was held in Sogndal on September 5th and 6th, organized by Western Norway Research Institute.

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