FAIR Annual Report 2021
The FAIR annual report is now available online. You can read it in full length here, alongside a statement from Centre Director Bertil Tungodden.
WORDS FROM THE CENTRE DIRECTOR
In FAIR’s fourth year, the world accelerated to combat COVID-19 and we were able to transform our research to adapt to new challenges brought up by the pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, the FAIR team continued to find ways to engage our global research networks through innovative hybrid formats and streamlined online
hosting of guests from around the world, and we produced high-impact research that was published in the best academic journals. We almost doubled the number of publications from the previous year, and reported important findings to the public debate, which were extensively covered both nationally and internationally.
This year, we also hired an amazing group of talented researchers and administrators, and we have secured funding for large multidisciplinary projects that will support collaborative research across the social sciences. As Norway began to return to normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic, FAIR gradually started hosting guests and implementing some in-person activities.
FAIR ended 2021 with renewed energy and expectations for an exciting year ahead with many promising research projects and inspiring events. We look forward to closing the pandemic chapter, but take important lessons and tools with us into the future. The annual report showcases the spectrum of exciting activities at FAIR – enjoy!
Bertil Tungodden, Centre Director