Daily Archives: Thursday November 30th, 2023

Norwegian Centres of Excellence scheme

The SFF scheme gives Norway’s best researchers the opportunity to organise their research activities in centres that seek to achieve ambitious scientific objectives through collaboration. The research conducted at the centres must be innovative and have major potential to generate ground-breaking results that advance the international research frontier. SFF centres may receive support for a total of ten years (an initial six-year period with the possibility of a four-year extension).

The next call for proposal by the SFF scheme is planned in 2025 and allocated towards the end of 2027.


Save the date for SDG Conference Bergen in 2024

SDG Conference in Bergen 7–9 February 2024: Save the date!

The seventh SDG Conference will take place 7–9 February 2024. Save the dates!

The topic for the conference is The role of universities in transformative change. We need fundamental changes in societal structures and values to address climate change, biodiversity loss, and unsustainable consumption.

Take part in the conference through our interactive digital platform. Last year, the conference gathered over 1500 virtual participants from more than 100 countries globally.

Registration opens in December at the SDG Conference web site.

The 2024 conference emphasizes the critical role universities have in facilitating transformative change in response to global challenges. Read the 2024 concept note

We hope you will join us for these important conversations!

The program will be released soon at uib.no/en/sdgconference.

Speakers include:

  • Farhana Sultana, Syracuse University
  • Arturo Escobar, University of North Carolina
  • Ioan Fazey, University of Dundee
  • Linda Sygna, Co-Founder of cCHANGE
  • … and many more!

Present your health management research – European Health Management Conference 2024

We are glad to invite you to submit your health management research for presentation during the European Health Management Conference 2024 that will take place in Bucharest, Romania, on 5-7 June under the theme ‘Shaping and managing innovative health ecosystems’. The Conference is co-hosted by the Ministry of Health of Romania and the National Institute of Health Services Management.

The European Health Management Conference is a great platform to showcase cutting-edge research, share provocative ideas, and discuss complex problems with a view to reach implementable solutions. EHMA 2024 will explore the entire spectrum of health megatrends. From the digital transformation of healthcare systems and services to the ever-growing importance of sustainability, and the evolving skill sets required by the healthcare workforce, we aim to explore how the health sector is adapting to these changes. We emphasise an ecosystem approach, promoting collaboration among stakeholders. Our aim is to facilitate dialogue on how different health care actors can work together and leverage each other’s strengths to drive innovation and address pressing challenges.

Since its inception, the European Health Management Conference has served as a forum for promoting discussions and sharing innovative solutions in the ever-evolving healthcare landscape. Each year, we bring together a wide spectrum of healthcare stakeholders, including managers, leaders, researchers, academics, patients, policymakers, and industry representatives. This diverse collective of expertise enhances the dialogue on pressing health management issues.

For this reason, we would be delighted to have you and colleagues consider submitting an abstract to present your health management best practices and research. You can find more information on the Call for Abstracts and how to send your submission here.


Furthermore, we will host the 22nd edition of the Karolinska Institutet Medical Management Center (MMC) & EHMA Research Award dedicated to doctoral theses in health management. Candidates should be researchers in the final phase of their PhD studies or who have recently completed a PhD (within 12 months from graduation). The best papers will have the opportunity to compete for a €1,000 prize. This is a prestigious award, and we would be thankful if you could share this information within your network. More information is available here.

As we strive to connect health managers, experts and researchers, we would be grateful if you could help us disseminate our Call for Abstracts within your organisation and network.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the EHMA team at conference@ehma.org.

Looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

3R-seminar “Microbes in humans and laboratory animals”

Registration is now open for the 3R-seminar “Microbes in humans and laboratory animals, arranged by the Animal Welfare Body of Oulu Laboratory Animal Centre, together with the Health and Biosciences Doctoral Programme, University of Oulu Graduate School.

The seminar takes place on Tuesday, 12 December 2023, at 8:30 – 15:00 (Finnish time, EET). The seminar will also be shared through a video link.

The seminar is directed primarily to researchers using laboratory animals in experiments, the scientific fields therefore including basic biomedical research and preclinical medical research. Microbe-host interactions in both human disease and laboratory animal research will be discussed, as well as the effects of microbiome on the translatability of preclinical research results. The seminar topic is therefore of interest also to medical researchers who do not use laboratory animals themselves.

The event can be considered part of the statutory maintenance of the professional competence for people working with laboratory animals.

Registration for attending on-site


 The registration link is open until Wednesday, 6 December. It is possible to attend without pre-registration, but please register if you think you will attend even a part of the seminar, because we need to know the approximate number of participants to prepare for the coffee service.

Registration for remote participation


It is possible to get a certificate of attendance also for remote participation, provided that the participant’s video link is open throughout the seminar.

Credits for doctoral researchers at the University of Oulu

If you are a doctoral researcher and want to receive credits from the 3R seminar, follow these instructions. The seminar is worth 0,25 credits.

  1. Login to Peppi, move to the PSP and open tab ”Selecting studies”.
  2. Add personal study unit e.g. to optional field-specific studies by clicking “+” sign on the right. Instructions for adding personal study unit can be found in student’s Peppi wiki page.
  3. Fill in the name of the seminar both in Finnish and English (3R seminar: Microbes in humans and laboratory animals), number of credits (0,25 credit), and description details which must include the name of the seminar, place and date. Do not use course codes. Add information in English in both language boxes. Please note, that the study unit’s information that you have entered will be directly included in your official transcript of records.
  4. Save the information.
  5. Ask your principal supervisor to confirm the information and credits given to the Graduate School (uniogs(at)oulu.fi).
  6. The study unit will be registered after the principal supervisor’s confirmation.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship course

Are you a student, PhD student, or researcher eager to explore innovation and entrepreneurship?

UiB Medical faculty is hosting a course on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and this time the course will be run in English and is open to a broader audience.

It is an intensive two-week course where you will learn the general principles, will meet many external lecturers, and will have an opportunity to work on a real innovation idea to explore its path to the market.

What: Innovation and Entrepreneurship course – ELMED 223-A

When: January 15-26

Where: Eitri

More info here

If you have any questions or need help signing up, please, contact Hege Ommedal (Hege.Ommedal@uib.no).