ForBio receives funding for five more years of research training
A proposal for a renewed and revised ForBio has received funding from the Norwegian Research Council and Artsdatabanken for the period 2015-2020. Starting from September 2015 we will again be offering a wide portfolio of courses and as well as a number of exciting innovations that we will roll out during the fall.
Starting in 2010 the Norwegian Research Council and Artsdatabanken have given long-term support to ForBio – The Norwegian Research School in Biosystematics. In order for society to understand the importance biodiversity we need to be able to describe and assess biodiversity. However, to do this we need to know how this biodiversity evolved and dispersed, and how it might change in the future. Only an active research environment in biosystematics that has the critical mass to achieve excellence and a breadth of scope that covers all organism groups can achieve this. Through their support ForBio is organized 55+ courses for 700+ participants during the last five years on topics ranging from the basic taxonomic skills to theory and analysis to expert courses on specific organism groups. These courses have educated a new generation of biodiversity specialists to meet society’s demand for this expertise.
See also: https://www.forskningsradet.no/prosjektbanken/#!/project/248799/no and http://www.artsdatabanken.no/Article/Article/134385