The autumn of 2021 has seen the AE-Bergen Knowledge Hub strengthen its cooperation with Norwegian Science Academies. This has taken place in the form of our participation in meetings with all Norwegian Academies. In addition, we have been a partner with NTVA on a local lecture series.
The meeting with all Norwegian science academies resulted in a shared understanding of several areas of common interest. Several of the Norwegian academies work to advance science advice, and to establish a Science Advice Mechanism in Norway.
One other area where the academies discussed collaboration, is the possibility of joint opinions for national hearings. Most academies write their own statements for national hearings today, but these could have greater weight if Norwegian academies united behind them. Cooperation in communication efforts was also discussed.
Local lecture series
Another successful collaboration this autumn, has been our collaboration with NTVA (technical sciences) as partner for a local lecture series, with Tekna as another collaboration partner. Subjects have been future healthcare solutions, sustainable shipping, and technical challenges in building the world’s longest floating bridge.
The Hub’s academic director Eystein Jansen comments:
– Science Academies have several common interests. We all do important work in science advice for policy and work to advance interdisciplinarity, as well as advancing the international orientation of science. The AE-Bergen Knowledge Hub looks forward to cooperating with Norwegian academies on these topics in the future, Eystein Jansen says.