The Faculty of Law at the University of Bergen has recieved 21 million Norwegian kroner from The Research Council of Norway, to establish the research centre CENTENOL. The center aims to enhance knowledge about the relationship between European and Norwegian law through research, teaching, dissemination, and networking activities.
On Monday, May 22, the center was officially inaugurated, with University of Bergen Rector Margareth Hagen among those present.
"The opening of CENTOL is important for the Faculty of Law, but equally important is its significance for UiB's role in the knowledge society, which has become increasingly complex and international," says Hagen.
CENTENOL aims to establish a strong academic environment and will recruit researchers and instructors with diverse expertise in the field in the future. The center already has partners both in Norway and abroad.
"The research at the center will particularly focus on areas such as social security, immigration law, and labor law. It will not only be beneficial for Norwegian authorities and administration but will actually affect us all," says Professor Christian Franklin, the centre's director at the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen.
"We look forward to collaborating with our partners, both here at home with the University of Agder and the University of Stavanger, and internationally with Reykjavik University and the Liechtenstein Institute," says Christian Franklin.
This article was first published on 23 May by University of Bergen.