New research school at LiU
LiU will be home to one of the five new national clinical research schools. The initiative is financed by the Swedish Research Council with a total budget of 75 million over five years.
“The research schools are intended to strengthen recruitment into clinical research and should be seen as a complement to the graduate programmes already in place at universities. The idea is that they will stimulate multi-and interdisciplinary science and foster collaboration both nationally and internationally”, says Håkan Billig, Secretary General of the Research Council's Scientific Council for Medicine.
The Graduate school at Linköping University will focus on general clinical research. The other four schools will be at the Karolinska Institute (general clinical research and psychiatry), University of Gothenburg (psychiatry) and Umeå University (general medicine).
The need for national graduate schools in clinical medical research was already in the government's interim report of the study of clinical research, and later also in the research and innovation bill. As part of the drive to establish clinical research schools, the Research Council will announce further schools in 2011.
Last updated: 2009-10-22