NOVA –Norwegian Social Research (oslomet.no) at the Oslo Metropolitan University (former Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences) is responsible for the research program.
In addition, the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law (jus.uio.no) at the University of Oslo contributes to the program by providing training and scholarship.
The program’s aim is to build up a knowledge and expertise center for research on violence generally and domestic violence in particular. To ensure that the research at the center is disseminated effectively to the students and a new generation of professionals, NOVA has secured valuable cooperation with two education centers on student training. We offer also grants to bachelor students to secure future recruitment to the occupations.
We at NOVA regard it as an important task to create a meeting point for the researchers in the field on a national as well as a Nordic level. A cooperation with the Norwegian Center for Violence and Traumatic Stress would be invaluable in this respect.
As part of their work towards cooperation in research, the research staff at NOVA are going to work with a number of notable research networks, like the recently-established Nordic research network on Children’s House and the Nordic research network on rape, sexual abuse and gray-area offences.
The program has also established national cooperation with the academic community, including the Department of Psychology, the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law and the Department of Public and International Law at the University of Oslo.
In September 2019, NOVA and the Norwegian Center for Violence and Traumatic Stress will arrange The 3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence (ecdv-oslo.org).