News Nordplus Higher education
Over 700 applications were submitted to Nordplus this spring, an increase of 17 per cent compared to 2011.
Four out of five Nordplus sub-programmes have received more applications this year than last. The Baltic countries are more active participants than ever. These are some of the findings from this year’s pile of applications.
Further development of the Nordic welfare model was on the agenda when the Nordic ministers of education met in Copenhagen on November 2. Tora Aasland, the Norwegian Minister of Research and Higher Education, called for programmes based on research for the education and training of staff in the health sector.
Nordplus is a valuable program and Higher Education is the most established sub-programme, according to the recently published evaluation report. Higher Education programme is currently experiencing growing participation of the Baltic countries and increasing interest towards express mobility. Actors have had distinct visions on the future of the programme. Nordic Council of Ministers has decided to conserve the programme structure but to strengthen Higher Education’s profiling and prioritise innovative projects. Preparations for the programme period 2012–2016 will be initiated in the autumn.
214 networks applied for support for a total of 11.5 million euros. The programme granted funds to 189 networks for over 4 million euros. The networks received support for student and teacher mobility, development projects, intensive courses, joint degree programmes and network activities. Networks within healthcare and teacher training were still among the most active.
A total number of 598 applications were received in the 2011 Nordplus Framwork Programme application round for. Among these, 442 projects have been granted and will share the total sum of approximately 8 million Euros.
Below you can find the lists of granted projects for each of the sub-programmes:
The Nordic Council of Ministers (NMR) wishes to conduct an evaluation of the Nordplus Framework Programme and the Nordplus Nordic Language and Culture Programme during the period 2009–11. The call for proposals to carry out this project is now open.
The Nordic Council of Ministers continues the successful pilot project of Nordic Masters. In 2009, Nordic institutions of higher education are welcome to apply for funding up to 1 million DKK for development of Nordic Master Programs.
The application deadline is April 30, 2009.
The Nordic Ministers of Education have decided to establish a Nordic Climate Day 2009. The Nordic Climate Day will be launched on 11 November and will create greater awareness and knowledge about the climate, as well as active involvement of pupils, apprentices, teachers and trainers in climate matters in the light of the UN's climate summit in Copenhagen. Initiatives attached to the Nordic Climate Day may be included in applications for the Nordplus Framework Programme.
All applications submitted by the deadline 21 April are now being processed by the Nordplus administrators and will be put to the various Nordplus Programme Committees for decision. Due to unfortunate technical problems with the Application- and Reporting System (ARS), we are not able to notify all applicants on the results before 21 July.
“Police! Come forward!”
Two officers make their way through a dark apartment. Nobody answers. They hear a noise from the next room. They turn the corner, and suddenly a man appears from the dark. With few firm commands the officers force the man to show his hands and drop his weapon. The lights are turned on and the screen with the virtual armed man disappears. The simulation is over.
Dear Nordplus applicants,
The Nordic Council of Ministers has decided to extend the application deadline for the Nordplus Framework Programme to Monday 21 April 2008.
The Nordplus Application and Reporting System (ARS) is used in the Nordplus application process as well as during follow-up, reporting and dissemination of results. The decision to extend the deadline was made after serious consideration of the problems that the users of ARS have met, and after thorough examination of the actual situation. We are aware that errors and weaknesses in ARS have led to numerous problems and frustration for many users and we sincerely apologies for that.
Dear applicants for the Nordplus Framework
As you are all aware, a new Nordplus Framework 2008 – 2011, in which we have great expectations, has been launched. We are therefore very happy about the great interest that both old as well as new applicants have shown the new programme.
Application deadline for Nordplus Framework Programme is around the corner and some of you are experiencing inconveniences while trying to register in ARS Application and Report System, we have assembled a list of frequently-asked question and their answers. Please try also the updated User Guide.
Each of the eight participating countries in the Nordplus Framework Programme will arrange national information events presenting the possibilities in the new programme.
The events will take place during the autumn of 2007 and winter 2008, and will give essential information for potential participants in the Nordplus Framework Programme.
The national Nordplus offices are responsible for providing information in their own country.