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  • Research news - Universitetet i Agder
    og kan spise maten med god samvittighet How does your diet affect your health In order to live a good life it is important to have good health and that means having good eating habits The research group FEED conducts research on how the things we eat affect our lives How does the EU affect our democracy This is one of the central questions the research group European Integration and Governance is trying to find the answers to through their international research The theme of the 100th disputation is the EU administration Monday 20 April Thomas Henökl will defend his PhD He is the 100th candidate to defend a doctoral dissertation on UiA s own programmes Securing Competence on Sustainability UiA s newest research group is called Sustainable buildings and infrastructure By gathering experts on sustainable solutions in one group UiA and its partners will provide the community access to competences on an international level Traumatic Artistic Expressions How do people respond to catastrophes and traumatic events through art That is the questions in this month s research group Meeting the senior boom head on with research What happens when the elderly are transferred from hospitals to the municipal health and care services How can we avert possible malnutrition Why are so many of the elderly lonely Aging and health is this month s research group on uia no First on the ball Norwegian football players are quicker than they used to be But it is difficult to train oneself to become faster When Disasters Happen By the help of local data and mathematical models Tina Comes is building the tools to help the world s relief agencies in their decision making process MatRIC aims high At MatRIC UiA s own Centre for Excellence in Higher Education they work to

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  • FROM UIA TO EUROPE - Universitetet i Agder
    This could create more space for a different type of foreign policy in the EU than what we witness today The use of organizational theory in international politics is next to the theoretical and methodological work in his thesis perhaps Thomas Henökl s most important contribution to the research field from the work he has completed International political scientist The 37 year old researcher was born and raised in Austria He completed his bachelor s degree at the University of Innsbruck and his master s degree at three different institutions Comparative politics at the University of Innsbruck EU studies and public politics at Institut d Etudes Politiques de Paris and in public management and politics at the Graduate School of Public Administration International Christian University in Tokyo That is somewhat more than most have And then a double master s became a triple Thomas Henökl Well I did not plan it that way While I studied in Innsbruck I visited Lyon France as an exchange student and this led to 3 years of studies at Sciences Po Paris and a second master s After my first job experience in the European Commission I applied and was granted a scholarship stay in Tokyo And then a double master s became a triple Something peculiar about Norway Fra disputasen Komitéen følger spent med In the period between 2005 and 2011 he worked as a political advisor for the European Commission for the EU s foreign policy service and at the Department of Management Science in Maastricht EIPA NL in addition to a short period with the EU delegation in Japan But how did you get here To the University of Agder in Norway There are of course several reasons for this Academically speaking Norway is an exciting country viewed from a perspective of the political and management sciences Actually you could almost say there is a Scandinavian tradition and maybe a Norwegian school of management policies That in itself makes Norway attractive for someone with my interests The core of this peculiarity is that Norway is a relatively young and small country with opportunities for direct and more informal contact between the actors in politics bureaucracy research and in the everyday life Costumes cultural traits in organisations and ways of doing things organise the government the government services and the society is therefore more characterised by a real influence from direct and informal interaction between equal citizens here than in for example England France or Germany or Austria for that matter The established ways of doing things there are significantly more old fashioned and possibly less flexible than here Because of this the organisation of the government is less affected by for example more modern organisational theory than in Norway Internationally acknowledged In addition to this Jarle Trondal works here as a professor at UiA s Department of Political Science and Management He is recognised internationally and I had read some of his work before So when a vacant PhD position turned

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  • How does your diet affect your health? - Universitetet i Agder
    Food as a deciding factor Professor Nina Cecilie Øverby leader of the FEED research group We know how much food plays a part in our health Today s society is dealing with great challenges when it comes to people s everyday diet and this is the deciding factor for why people are becoming increasingly ill said the professor In order to make a difference the researchers are focusing on the groups of people where the profits of a healthy diet is the most profitable namely small children and pregnant women There is a window of approximately one thousand days from the day a child is born until it is two and a half years old It is in this period one has the biggest opportunity to change how childrens diets will affect their future health One of our research points is to test ways of promoting a healthy diet in this period Research on pregnant women FEED have had several projects concerning the dietary habits among different groups of people In collaboration with Sørlandet Hospital HF doctorate degree student Elisabet R Hillesund has among others studied the diets of pregnant women and how it affects both mother and child Hillesund s doctorate was recently approved and will be distributed in June 2015 Frøydis Nordgård Vik has studied the consequences of free healthy and varied school lunches For the past year her research has focused on how free food to elementary school kids in Birkenes has affected their health and social life At the same time Sissel Heidi Helland has studied how one can teach two year olds to try new foods increasing the likelihood of a varied diet The project is called Barns matmot and is supported by the Norwegian Women s Public Health Association The Next Generation of Nutrition

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  • How does the EU affect our democracy? - Universitetet i Agder
    strong international network Exciting projects Professor Jarle Trondal leads the research group There are several ongoing projects in the group right now Among other things associate professor Stefan Gänzle is working on a project concerning macro regions The macro regions include a network of regions that share some common interests and challenges They join forces to find solutions to common challenges and one can look at it as being a mid level between the nation states and the EU s institutions said the group leader The projects will be published as a book in 2016 Trondal himself is working on a project where he tries to understand the EU s complex multilevel system The project resulted in the book The Palgrave Handbook of the European Administrative System in 2014 For example in Norway we are used to the departments having the main control of the different political areas When the EU commission increases its power the Norwegian ministers are put under pressure In addition Anne Elisabeth Stie is working on democracy and the development of new types of political accountability in the EU system Important in order to understand According to Trondal the topic the group is researching is becoming increasingly important in order to understand political decision making processes even in Norway To only discuss national politics is making less and less sense The premises for the politics and the shaping of public services are increasingly being made by the EU That makes it important to find out how and by whom these premises are made said Trondal The special relationship Norway has with the EU makes the topic extra interesting Norway is not one of the union s member countries and thus has limited influence on EU s political regulations At the same time we have committed ourselves

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  • Focus area: Mechatronics - Universitetet i Agder
    at UiA has been an active contributor the the Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy since 2008 The group has established the unique motion lab infrastructure Since 2014 the group is leading several work packages in the Centre for Research Based Innovation SFI Offshore Mechatronics During 2012 2015 the group has also been leading work packages in the EU FP7 project Hephestos Research groups Drive systems Dynamics Robotics and Automation

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  • Focus area: Renewable energy - Universitetet i Agder
    region for renewable energy The renewable energy environment at UiA works in close collaboration with the related industry Forskningsgrupper Bioenergy and thermal energy Energy materials Energy systems Fasiliteter Agder PV lab Brænderiet Combustion laboratory Electric power laboratory Hydrogen laboratory Climate laboratory Microskopy Natural science laboratory Rooftop energy test platform Programme coordinators Bachelor s programme Master s programme PhD programme CONTACT US 47 38 14 10 00 Kristiansand 47 37 23

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  • Centre for coastal research - Universitetet i Agder
    are surrounded by a major fraction of the Scandinavian population This focus is further emphasized by the fact that these seas provide a unique natural laboratory to assess the effects of human and environmental impact on coastal living resources Although the centre fosters primarily long term basic discovery oriented research applied and innovative activities and programmes are encouraged Mission The Centre for Coastal Research CCR is an international and interdisciplinary academic institution The CCR s research focuses on the ecology and evolution of the biota in the marine coastal zone within a broad societal context Through its research and educational activities the Centre plays a fundamentally integral role in bridging gaps among scientific disciplines geographical boarders and the societies that depend on coastal resources many of which are of exceptional national cultural and economic significance The Centre s mission will be realised by addressing local national regional and international issues from an interdisciplinary perspective implementing field based experimental and retrospective analytical approaches to the study of coastal ecosystems including land ocean interactions providing opportunities for bachelor level undergraduate students to participate in research projects training top level Masters PhD and post doctoral investigators and providing state of the art field

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  • University Research Committee - Universitetet i Agder
    the Library Director the Communications Director and the Director of Agder Research The Research Director is secretary of the committee Responsible for this page webredaksjonen uia no Committee meeting schedule 2014 Thursday February 13 Wednesday May 7 Wednesday June 11 Thursday September 4 Thursday October 9 Thursday November 13 at 1230 pm Thursday December 11 at 1230 pm The meetings are open CONTACT Wenche Flaten Senioradvisor Research Secretary Office CONTACT

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