More money for the science centres

In a Norwegian context, a science centre is a popular scientific recreation and learning centre for mathematics, natural science and technology where children and adults alike can learn by conducting experiments themselves.

Merethe Frøyland Merethe Frøyland “After many years of modest growth despite a rise in the number of science centres, we are pleased that these centres have finally been given a boost in the national budget,” says Merethe Frøyland, head of the programme board of the VITEN programme for science centres under the Research Council, which administers the funding to the science centres allocated by the Ministry of Education and Research.

Enhancing recruitment to science

Lifelong learning, interactive dissemination and recruitment play a key role in the focus of the science centres. The centres provide an important platform for encouraging children and adolescents to learn more about mathematics, natural science and technology and to enhance recruitment to these subject areas.

“In addition, the science centres have expertise in interactive teaching and can be an important resource and partner for the schools in the teaching of mathematics, natural science and technology,” says Ms Frøyland.

The following eight science centres are encompassed by the VITEN programme and are eligible to seek public funding for their operations:

 

Related news

Latest news

USCG confirms OPtimarin in Line for Ballast Water Approval

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has confirmed that Norwegian ballast water treatment specialist Optimarin has become the first supplier to submit an application for type approval.

New order for Servogear

Servogear announces that they have received a new order from Brødrene Aa. 

Norwater AS reports boost in sales

The Norwater team reports of great interest and busy days in 2016. In a press release, they state that as of the first 8 months of the year, 2016 sales are already beyond target for the year as a whole.

Gaia-facts reaching ground control

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the first data from the Gaia mission, which has the tremendous task of building the most precise 3D map of the Milky Way.

Polish delegation for Norwegian circular waste management

Against the background of the EU's ambitious waste management targets, Norwegian and Polish stakeholders met on Wednesday 14 September in Drammen.

Milestone at Mongstad Water Treatment Plant

SAR AS reports that an extensive upgrade to the water treatment plant at Mongstad reached a new milestone July. 

Servogear signs new contract with Özata Shipyard

Servogear has announced the signing of a new contract with Özata Shipyard in Turkey. The contract includes the delivery of Servogear Ecoflow PropulsorTMfor two 39 meter passenger catamarans (YN 41 & YN 42).

Statoil and Petrobras strengthen strategic partnership

Statoil reports that they have strengthened their cooperation in Brazil by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Petrobras.

TechInvent and Island Offshore/Centrica announced winners of ONS Innovation Award

TechInvent and Island Offshore/Centrica were announced winners of the ONS 2016 Innovation Awards, at the Innovation Awards Ceremony Tuesday 30 August.