Minister of Research and Higher Education Ola Borten Moe opened the academic year at the University of Agder. The Minister traced the lines from the first universities of Europe in the Middle Ages to the modern universities of today, here represented by UiA.
UiA will receive about 22 million NOK from the EU over the next four years as a member of the European University Alliance FORTHEM. Solving society’s future challenges is a central part of the collaboration.
Over the next four years, researchers at UiA will look at how the use of wood affects indoor climate and health in workplaces, public buildings, and private homes. The findings may lead to changes in the building regulations in Norway and Europe.