This year's Transatlantic Science Week (TSW) marks the 13th annual conference and will focus on challenges and opportunities in the Arctic.

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This year’s Transatlantic Science Week is called "Shared Solutions to Common Challenges" and will focus on four major themes: International Security, Cyber Security, Safety and Emergency Preparedness as well as Educational Policy and Educational Research — a wide span of timely and important issues across the Atlantic.

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It is exciting to see the scientific program for this year’s Science Week at UCBerkeley and Stanford University develop. It is still a draft program and some changes must be expected. The Bay Area is famous for excellent research and an extraordinary culture for innovation. It is appropriate that we call Science Week 2011 “Innovation Frontiers”.[You may download the program from the right hand...

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"GLOBAL CHALLENGES" was the title of this year's Transatlantic Science Week. Key topics were energy, health and innovation, with special focus on carbon capture and storage technologies, health research and biomedical innovation, and science policy.

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Please click here for photos, speaker presentaions amd participant list from Science Week 2009 in Minneapolis, MN.

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The annual Transatlantic Science Week will be hosted in Houston, November 12-16, with Rice University and MD Anderson Cancer Center as the main venues. The TSW12 website is now operational, and registration has begun.

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The 10th Transatlantic Science Week will take place on October 25–27, 2011. The purpose of the conference is to stimulate collaboration between North America and Norway in the fields of research, higher education, innovation, technology and knowledge-based business development

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Gary Gandrud, Honorary Consul in Minneapolis; Berit Johne, Science Counselor at the Norwegian Embassy; Kari Kongslien, Director of Research at the University of Oslo; Minnasota Governor Tim Pawlenty; Norwegian Minister of Higher Education Tora Aasland; Secretary General Trond Fevolden, Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research; Christina Carleton, Consular Officer at the Honorary Consulate General Minneapolis; Toni Larusso, Executive Director of the Minnesota Trade Office. 
Photo: Arild Strømmen.

Science Week underscores the close connections between Norway and the United States. We share so much and need each other in so many ways,” said Honorary Consul General Walter Mondale in his opening remarks at the 8th annual Transatlantic Science Week.

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Science Week 2009, "Discover, Innovate, Collaborate", September 27-30. This year's Science Week conference will for the first time be held in Minneapolis, MN. Honorary Consul General and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale, Norway’s Minister for Research and Higher Education Tora Aasland, Ambassador Wegger Chr. Strommen and President of the University of Minnesota Robert H. Bruininks...

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