Bioengineering in the Nordic region
”Bioengineering is a global profession”, says Lena Morgan, the vice-president of bioengineering organisation in Sweden (IBL) and the president of International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science (IFBLS).
About 80 participants and speakers from Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden took part in the first Nordic conference about education in bioengineering in Fredrikstad in Norway. Conference is a result of a successful cooperation between The Nordplus programme BIO-NORD and The Norwegian Society of Engineers and Technologists (NITO).
Since the programme started in 2005 has BIO-NORD aimed to utilise and share the knowledge and experiences within bioengineering. The programme supports teacher and student mobility in the Nordic region. The conference was a natural place to build new networks and to exchange experience across the country borders.
“IFBLS aim is to support worldwide mobility of bioengineers. The Nordic region is homogenous but one can still find language barriers and different approaches within the educational systems”, explains Morgan.
The conference participants got an understanding of the educational system within biomedical laboratory in different parts of the world. Themes like communication, student mobility, the use of students as instructors in the future were also discussed.
Exchanging ideas and making contacts in Stockholm
In October, the Nordplus programme gathered 186 participants to a contact seminar in Stockholm. The participants from all the eight Nordplus countries spent both breakfast, lunch and dinner explaining and understandi...
The new application and reporting system Espresso is now open for reporting for projects that applied for support through the old system ARS.
Cancellation of application rounds
The application rounds in Fall 2013 for Nordplus Junior and Nordplus Adult are cancelled.
Call for proposals - Nordplus Contact seminar 2013
The Nordplus programme invites possible applicants to all sub-programmes of Nordplus to a contact seminar taking place in Stockholm 29 – 31 October 2013.
Granted Nordplus projects in 2013
This years application round shows a stable number of applications to the Nordplus programmes. The overview over granted projects are now published.