Single minor asylum-seekers must be prepared for their new life situation, according to a new report written by three researchers from Agder Research with researchers from Telemark University College and the Institute for Social Research.
Agder Research has completed a comprehensive survey of children's standards of living and day-to-day lives in Agder. The survey indicates that there is a homogenization of childhood where children's activities are very similar regardless of gender or where they live.
Researchers May-Linda Magnussen and Christine Svarstad have produced an analysis of female employees' framework conditions in the NODE and EYDE companies in Southern Norway. Their work was presented during a conference for 50 women from the NEW network.
Researchers from Agder Research, IRIS and Berrefjord & Thomassen have produced a study which resulted in Scenarios for 2029 for the regions of Bergen, Haugesund, Stavanger and Kristiansand. The scenarios for Kristiansand were presented at Tangen Upper Secondary School this month.
Political leaders in the Kristiansand and Stavanger regions have organized management of important parts of their commercial, real estate, cultural and research politics to their own companies and foundations. These new institutions are responsible for billions of crowns for their respective regions and their activities have direct and indirect consequences for the regions' commerce and communities.
Norwegian Industry is struggling in China since the Nobel Prize, and the Telenor case in India shows how vulnerable investments in the new large markets can be. Both are serious challenges for Norway, but they are being handled ad hoc and narrowly.
In connection with Norges Bank's regional network for the business cycle, Deputy Director Qvigstad and the Director of the Pension Fund, Jan Thomsen, visited Sørlandet. Agder Research is the agen for the network.
The book ”Verden er flat” (The World is Flat) contains Thomas Friedman's message that new technology makes knowledge all over the world available to everyone, and that companies' locations are less significant. But is the world as flat as Friedman claims?
Agder Research has undertaken a comprehensive survey of quality of life among 10-year-olds in selected municipalities in Agder, and the regional newspaper is following this up with a series of articles.
Dr Lorraine Lim is visiting from Birkbeck University in London. She is here on an Erasmus mobility exchange. She holds a PhD from Warwick University and leads a master course in Cultural Management at Birkbeck.
The main conclusion of the survey is that the Norwegian Cultural Industries sector still has a long way to go before it can be considered to really be working strategically on building long-term customer or spectator relations, but that potential is huge.
Exciting speakers, panel debates with local and regional politicians, and a tour of the shipyard in Ny-Hellesund are some of the ingredients of this seminar, with the theme "Challenges for the Coast of the Future."
This year, the Evaluation Conference will be held at the Clarion Hotel Ernst in Kristiansand, 4 – 5 September. On 6 September there is a post-conference event with Evert Vedung. This year's program will be very exciting, with academic breadth and excellent lectures and sessions.
Her decistion is based on a holistic evaluation that includes the demanding work situation and a tiresome commute. She therefore prefers to move back to Oslo where she lives so that she will be able to spend more time with her family.
Women in the processing, oil and gas industries in Southern Norway work more than other Southern Norwegian women, more often have children living at home when compared to men in the same field, and are much less likely to have back-up at home in the form of a part-time working spouse or partner.
Agder Research will undertake a qualitative study of prevention of youth on disability in cooperation with the University of Agder. The study is a follow-up to the work and findings of the report "A life I never chose: about youth on disability in four counties."
Through this cooperative project, good models for coordinating users' individual and general needs for follow-up, as well as stakeholders', systems' and organisations' needs for individual and group aftercare offers, are identified.
Rómulo Pinheiro will defend his dissertation for a PhD degree on Monday, 5 March. The title of his dissertation is: In the Region, for the Region? A comparative study of the institutionalisation of the regional mission of universities.
The development of a region is no longer work with a clearly defined user group, and many of the issues one works with only show results in the long-term. The challenge for regional planning is therefore connected to the ability to cooperate and create enthusiasm and involvement, and to assure that the work is experienced as beneficial.
This year's conference takes place at Kilden in Kristiansand on 24 January, and the theme is Energy - use, demand and production. Jens Stoltenberg, John G. Bernander, Erna Solberg, Ian Pierce, Per Mannes, Karen UIltveit-Moe, Tom Nysted, Arvid Grundekjøn and Einar Halvorsen will appear.
Kirsti M. Hjemdahl from Agder Research was one of the speakers at the STATUS Conference at the National Gallery in Oslo last month. fra Agderforskning er en av innlederne. She presented research findings in the intersection between culture and commerce with Anne-Britt Gran from Preduco Culture.