The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is Norway’s largest University with more than 40,000 students. NTNU awards 400 PhD degrees yearly within the fields of technology, science, arts and humanities, social sciences and medicine. NTNU encompasses 9 faculties and 55 departments. The annual budget of NTNU is around €820 million. NTNU is a major participant in Horizon 2020, with more than 170 signed projects so far. NTNU also took part in more than 130 FP7 projects. Participation in H2020 is a major priority for NTNU; therefore, the university has developed, over many years, a professional administrative project support team consisting of financial, legal and administrative advisors, to ensure the smooth implementation of H2020 projects.
The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MH) was established 40 years ago and is a centre for both outstanding research and education. It is responsible for one of the world’s largest health studies (HUNT) and home to Nobel Prize winning scientists May-Britt and Edvard Moser. MH consists of eight departments conducting research on a broad range of disciplines in the biomedical sciences (neuroscience, immunology, public health, medical imaging, cancer, to name a few). The faculty also hosts five outstanding research centres that were established through highly competitive national grants. Researchers at MH faculty benefit from state-of-the-art infrastructure comprising 15 specialist labs or core facilities run by dedicated and highly trained staff. Together with St. Olav’s Hospital, MH is responsible for the largest medical school in Norway. This close collaboration also ensures strong ties between basic research and patient-related research.
The Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine has a broad range of research activities within medical field that includes population-based studies of human diseases, immunology and mechanisms of infection and basic, clinical and palliative cancer research. Researchers and students at the department benefit from 6 research units and 4 core facilities. The basic research groups have a close cooperation with the St Olav’s hospital. This cooperation is a major priority for the department and greatly facilitate translational research.