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Sweden prioritises mining R&D, Norwegian research hub launched, Finland sets up journal for Barents region…

This week in Nordic in brief: Sweden prioritises mining R&D; Norwegian research hub launched at Berkeley; Finland sets up journal for Barents region; Finnish R&D spending slowing down; Traffic research centre for Lund.

Sweden prioritises mining R&D

Mining research will be a priority for Sweden’s upcoming presidency of the intergovernmental Nordic Council of Ministers, Ewa Björling, the minister for Nordic collaboration, announced on 30 October. Luleå University of Technology, in northern Sweden, will coordinate the NordMin project, involving Norwegian and Finnish researchers and local businesses. The Nordic Council of Ministers has allocated 35 million Swedish kronor (€4m) for the project over three years. Sweden takes over the council presidency in the spring.

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