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Icelandic Centre for Research - Rannis

Country: Iceland

The Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannis) is donor programme partner in Scholarship programmes in nine countries together with the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education and the National Agency for International Education Affairs in Liechtenstein. Rannis is also donor programme partner in a research programme in Romania together with the Research Council of Norway.



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About the programme area - Scholarships

Removing obstacles to educational mobility is a Europe-wide goal. Boosting transnational mobility helps students acquire new skills and strengthens future employability. Partnerships between higher education institutions are promoted under the Grants with scholarship programmes established in 11 countries. These programmes aim to strengthen education systems through international cooperation and facilitate student and staff exchanges with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

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About the programmes

Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain: As a donor programme partner, Rannis’ role is to assist the Programme Operators to manage the programmes in the most efficient way. Emphasis is put on good governance and maximum benefit for the countries. Rannis also strives for and supports Icelandic partnership participation in the programmes. Rannis cooperates closely with the Icelandic Science and Technology Policy Council and supports research, research studies, technical development and innovation in Iceland.

The Scholarship programmes support one or more activities to increase higher education students and staff mobility; increased and strengthened institutional cooperation at all levels of the education sector; increased mobility of education sector staff at all levels of education between beneficiary and donor countries.

Various sectors of the Icelandic educational system can be seen as a potential partner for all the beneficiary states. Cultural cooperation, geothermal energy, life sciences and health, civil society, as well as humanistic are also areas where Iceland has a strong scientific position. Both private and public institutions in Iceland have an interest to partnership participation within the EEA Grants.

Read more about the scholarship programmes in: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain

About the programme area - Research within Priory Sectors

European and international cooperation in research is a priority shared by all European countries. The EEA and Norway Grants support programmes in seven beneficiary countries to increase research capacity and the application of research results.

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About the programme

Romania: Rannis acts as donor programme partner together with the Research Council of Norway.The programme aims at enhancing research-based knowledge development in Romania, and to increase research cooperation between the Donor countries and Romania.

Participation in the research programme will be open to researchers based at universities, research institutes and SMEs. Projects will be conducted by consortia of at least one partner from Romania and one from the donor countries. Third country partners may also join the project, but are not entitled to funding from the programme.

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About Rannis

Rannis serves the Icelandic science community across all areas of science and the humanities. Rannis administers competitive funds and strategic research programmes, coordinates and promotes Icelandic participation in collaborative international projects in science and technology, monitors resources and performance in R&D and promotes public awareness of research and innovation in Iceland.