COINS Research School of Computer and Information Security

Earlier this year I spent significant time on writing an application to the Research Council of Norway for funding a national research school of computer and information security. Some weeks before Christmas, the Research Council announced that they would fund the school as one of ten new research schools in the period 2013-2020.

The Research School “COINS Research School of Computer and Information Security” will be led by Høgskolen i Gjøvik. Participants in the research school include NTNU, University of Oslo, University of Bergen, University of Agder, University of Stavanger, and University of Tromsø.

The Research School will integrate Norwegian research groups in Information Security to a larger entity, e.g. by integrating the course portfolio for research school members, build stronger relationships between doctoral students in the network, establish more incentives to excel and increase student mobility through access to a larger network. The Research School will also increase Norway’s international student mobility, host internationally recognized researchers, and offer “free flow of goods and services” in Information Security Research in Norway. The Research School expects to recruit 40 students. The consortium has its source in a network supported by the Research Council’s VERDIKT program: FRISC Forum for Research and Innovation in Security and Communications brings together both academic researchers and partners from industry in Norway.

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