There is increasing dissatisfaction in the ways that social sciences & humanities research’s public impact is understood the Nordic countries, reflecting the fact that many concepts uncritically applied reflect past opportunistic policy choices in the US, Netherlands and UK. The NORSSHVALUE project seeks to conceptualise a specifically Nordic perspective on SSH research impact, reflecting the specific characteristics of Nordic contexts as well as the manifold ways in which SSH research creates essential (must-have) rather than merely elective (nice-to-have) societal benefits. The three workshops bring together experts and more junior researchers in science, innovation, philosophy and societal development studies.


Our Seminars

Workshop 1

Reykjavik, 20-21 August 2019

The impact of SSH Research: understanding the contemporary state-of-the-art in international comparative perspective

Workshop 2

Oslo, Spring 2020

Towards a Nordic theoretical perspective on SSH research impact

Workshop 3

Copenhagen, Autumn 2020

Policies for evaluating SSH research impact in the Nordic context

The consortium members

The NORSSHVALUE Consortium is a partnership of researchers in Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Tampere University, Aalborg University & the University of Iceland.

NORSSHVALUE is funded by NOS-HS (The Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences)