The objective of NORSLIS is to increase the quality of doctoral education in Library and Information Science (LIS) and neighbouring disciplines such as for example Archival Science, in order to meet the requirements of a knowledge society. The research school intends to achieve synergic effects, effectiveness and efficiency in doctoral education and research by collecting the scattered scientific expertise, often in small-size research educational units, throughout the Nordic and Baltic countries. The means are networking of research students and supervision by research courses, workshops, road show seminars, exchange of scientific personnel and mobility of students, and by inviting scholars (of high international standing) to bridge the knowledge gaps that exist in the Nordic and Baltic LIS environment.
NORSLIS comprises a network of 14 Nordic and Baltic institutions all having a PhD-program in LIS or in a and neighbouring discipline. The number of guiding experts with qualified positions is about 150 and the number of doctoral students is about 100. Most of the leading and internationally well-established researchers within the field from the Nordic and Baltic countries take active part in the research school as teachers and supervisors. In addition, well-known international scholars participate in courses, seminars and workshops.
NORSLIST listserv A discussion list for PhD students and senior researchers who are members of NORSLIS.
NORSLIS on Facebook
NORSLIS on Flickr with photos from some past activities.
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