ReNEW's main objective is to establish a functioning structure for mobility, research training and academic exchange, which will lead to the institutionalization of top class research on the Nordic region as a collaborative epistemic community. UH, under the leadership of professor Peter Stadius, will take overall responsibility for coordination of ReNEW, while each work package will be led by one of the partner universities.
ReNEW universities will collaborate in a joint research training programme, including summer schools, research seminars and PhD training courses. A training course for the ReNEW PhD cohort and other scholars outside ReNEW will be arranged in connection with the annual conference. Topics addressed in the research training programme will mirror the strengths and interests of the partner universities. Courses at MA and PhD level will be offered in such areas as digital humanities, comparative social science research, area and cultural studies, and legal studies. These will be available to all researchers pursuing studies related to Nordic themes, regardless of their primary affiliation.
WP leader: Norbert Götz, Södertörn University