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IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

The Effect of the Competitive Environment on the Market Orientation-Performance Relationship

Exploring the antecedents of market orientation in expanding and transitional economic circumstances needs a significantly different approach than investigating it in developed economies with relatively low market, technological turbulence and modest comp etitive intensity. My research focuses on...

Awarded: NOK 69,999

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Cosmology of vector dark energy models

The aim of the visit will be to study several observational consequences of dark energy models based on vector fields. In particular, we shall consider the recently proposed model in which such a vector field is nothing but the electromagnetic field. We s hall study the evolution of the cosmologi...

Awarded: NOK 33,999

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Rationality, Normativity, and Cognitive Development

Rationality is a fundamental concept for the social sciences, psychology, and philosophy. It is fundamental in two senses: theoretical and a practical. It is theoretically fundamental as the concept of rationality is employed in the reduction and explanat ion of many philosophically significant c...

Awarded: NOK 0.13 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Experiential Constructions in Indo-European languages from a diachronic and typological perspective

My research project in Historical Linguistics deals with a specific functional domain, i.e. that of experiential constructions, and how the main ancient Indo-European languages managed to find out appropriate morphosyntactic strategies to code these parti cular expressions. I am also interested i...

Awarded: NOK 46,000

Project Period: 2009-2009

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Fire-spread modelling through plumbing shafts in interiors of buildings with the application of the Fire Dynamics Simulator software

My PhD research is focused theoretically on structural solutions of plumbing shafts, primarily in residential and civic buildings in terms of fire safety. Plumbing shafts are chimney-like spaces and they are used for vertical building services (sanitary p lumbing, wiring, ventilation etc.). In th...

Awarded: NOK 81,999

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Coping with risk in maritime logistics - Managing risk, vulnerability and resilience in maritime logistics chains

Objective of the project: to develop new competence that will improve our ability to approach, analyse and manage the risks and vulnerabilities that arise when ship-owners wish to take a more formal and comprehensive part in sea transport systems. The res earch tasks taken up by this project will...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Rapid biospectroscopic process & quality analysis.

A major challenge for the food industry is to increase efficiency and sustainability of production and at the same time maintain or improve product quality. Consequently, rapid sensors, in particular spectroscopic techniques, are increasingly applied in p ro¬duction lines for quality control and ...

Awarded: NOK 0.16 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Application of the Eddy Dissipation Concept (EDC) model to the numerical simulation of oxyfuel combustion

Oxyfuel combustion is a process of burning fuel in a boiler in a mixture of oxygen and recirculated flue gas, thereby eliminating the presence of atmospheric nitrogen in the flue gas. This allows for a relatively easy separation of carbon dioxide from the flue gas which is a prerequisite for car...

Awarded: NOK 22,000

Project Period: 2009-2009

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Mineral requirements of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) larvae at first-feeding

Production of Atlantic cod has increased sharply in recent years, but production of juveniles is still a bottleneck in the production line, because juveniles of good quality have a great impact on the success in ongrowing, and because the present knowledg e is insufficient for optimal intensive j...

Awarded: NOK 0.15 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Remediation efficiency and ecotoxicological effects of zero-valent nanoparticles in polluted soils

Nanotechnology has a high potential for abating environmental problems through development of new materials for energy generation and storage, water purification and range of other environmentally benign applications. A new technology based on nanomateria ls that is emerging is the use of nanosiz...

Awarded: NOK 0.21 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Genomics of the Heterobasidion-Spruce Interaction as a Tool to Understanding Host Resistance

Root and butt rot of conifers caused by Heterobasidion is one of the most important tree diseases in the Northern hemisphere. Despite the high impact of Heterobasidion, ability to control the disease in forests with a long history of management is very li mited. Traits associated with resistance ...

Awarded: NOK 84,999

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Gender Categories and Social Kinds

This project will provide the conceptual foundations for a longer-term and in-depth philosophical research on the nature of gender and sexual orientations. In this research, Dr Tripodi's aim is to clarify, develop and defend - from a philosophical point o f view - an account of gender categories ...

Awarded: NOK 0.16 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Stabilization of marine oils

Long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are essential compounds for humans and have been shown to have a series of beneficial effects on human health, especially important are eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids. The dietary sour ce of these acids is almost exclusively f...

Awarded: NOK 0.13 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

The Single Woman Abroad: Female Missionaries from Scotland, Denmark and Ireland in Manchuria at the turn of the Nineteenth Century

My project concerns the lives and work of Scottish, Danish and Irish female missionaries in Manchuria at the turn of the 19th century. I would like to investigate the changes of female missionaries' status in the mission society and their independence, th eir relations with male missionaries and ...

Awarded: NOK 0.12 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Study of the degradation of amines emitted to the atmosphere

It is proposed to undertake a fundamental and systematic quantum chemistry study of the atmospheric reactions of simple amines for which there are experimental studies of the products formed in the OH-initiated degradation. Each elementary step in the deg radation process will be calculated from ...

Awarded: NOK 0.16 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Testing f(R)-gravity on galactic scale and on growth of cosmological perturbations

In collaboration with Prof. Salvatore Capozziello and Prof. D.F. Mota, I will study the possibility to explain gravitational structures in universe by using extended theories of gravity instead of General Relativity (GR) based models. One intends to use f ourth order theories based on replacing t...

Awarded: NOK 84,999

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

The Rhetoric of Narrative, Character and Subjectivity in Dickens

My graduate work centres on the rhetoric of narrative techniques, principally those that inscribe subjectivity and the self, in the fiction and particularly the short fiction and literary journalism of Charles Dickens and two Hungarian novelists and liter ary journalists who claimed to have been ...

Awarded: NOK 45,999

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

A Comparative Study of Electronic Records and Metadata Schemas in Norway and Turkey

Although it has been a long time since we had electronic records in our daily lives, the issues of identification of such records, their transmission, protection of their authenticity, and interoperability has not been clearly dealt with. The number of na tional and international studies in this ...

Awarded: NOK 0.11 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Norwegian and Romanian Immigration to the United States of America

My project represents a comparative study on Norwegian and Romanian immigration to USA and it covers the period between the beginning of the 18th century until the end of the Second World War. The aim of the research is to offer a fresh perspective on the Norwegian immigration, but it also attem...

Awarded: NOK 46,000

Project Period: 2009-2009

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Norway's Others: the representation of cultural difference in Norwegian Museums.

How are values, beliefs and assumptions about other cultures created and communicated in museums? How are objects embedded in specific narratives and how do these come to be validated and presented as 'authentic' and authoritative? A five months research stay at the IKOS, UiO, will enable me to ...

Awarded: NOK 84,999

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Haraga: Theorizing Risk, Money and Moralities in Migration

This project is focus on the phenomenon of the undocumented illegal migration of young Moroccans, the so-called haraga, from Tangiers to Europe. Haraga mostly come from poor shanty towns located in large cities such as Casablanca, Rabat or Marrakesh: they use variety of methods to enter Spain an...

Awarded: NOK 0.11 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Acquisition and Analysis of Perfusion Imaging Data using Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The aim of the proposed project is to increase the diagnostic potential of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography when applying a contrast agent. The core application of the project is perfusion imaging, i.e. imaging of tissue perfusion para meters (e.g. blood flow, blood volume and...

Awarded: NOK 58,000

Project Period: 2009-2009

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Determination of in vitro biological effects of extracts from fruits and berries related to polyphenol composition

Epidemiological studies have shown that consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Polyphenols are present in especially high concentrations in peels and se eds of fruits and berries. During product...

Awarded: NOK 0.17 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Moral landscapes of public access rights: the role of government agencies in negotiating social inclusion and outdoor citizenship

Creating and sustaining 'cultures of the outdoors' are vital for encouraging participation in outdoor recreation and securing the social and health benefits associated with it. However, changes in the economy, lifestyle, demography and environment of west ern societies have both undermined and di...

Awarded: NOK 0.16 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Russia`s External Energy Policy: Paradigm Shifts within Geographical Context of Europe, Northeast Asia, and Central Asia

Despite variations in Russia`s approaches within each of dimensions - Europe (EU), Northeast Asia (NEA), and Central Asia (CA) - some common features allow analysis of three policy paradigms: liberal (adjusted to market economy principles) towards EU; col lectivist (informed by residual Soviet-th...

Awarded: NOK 0.16 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Visual Philosophy: An approach towards interpreting and mediating philosophical ideas through visualization

The growing importance of research in Art and Design creates a need for new forms of didactics and teaching and, as many practice oriented fields, these disciplines face such challenges without having a firm theoretical fundament. Theoretical concepts can not be identified by the properties they ...

Awarded: NOK 99,999

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Verb movement and the left periphery A comparative analysis of Scandinavian and Romance languages

The post-doctoral project including the research period at CASTL, University of Tromsø, consists of a comparative approach between Scandinavian and Romance languages, based on both a synchronic and a diachronic study of syntax and the syntax-semantic inte rface of the languages belonging to each ...

Awarded: NOK 0.16 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Cold tolerance in northern populations of semiaquatic bugs (Heteroptera: Gerromorpha)

Cold tolerance is a crucial life history trait for temperate semiaquatic bugs. It affects mortality during overwintering, and also strategy of overwintering in some species. Especially in water cricket Velia caprai (Veliidae), a unique overwintering strat egy in Central Europe as both eggs and ad...

Awarded: NOK 22,000

Project Period: 2009-2009

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

Victim-Offender Mediation with Young Offenders in a Context of Judicial Reforms in the Russian Federation

This project is focused on analysis of existing discussions/discourses within official, professional, academic and NGO communities about victim-offender mediation (VOM) with young offenders in a context of judicial reforms in the Russian Federation. The aim of the study is to reconstruct a his...

Awarded: NOK 0.14 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke

IS-MOBIL-Mobilitetsprogr.f.utl.Ph.D-stu

A Formalized Contrastive Description of Lexical Units: The Case of Norwegian Modal Nouns

The background of the research is the desirability of reusable lexical resources supporting natural language processing (NLP). The project aims on exploiting the process of creation of bilingual (and monolingual) dictionaries to create more universal and reusable resources, such that would be us...

Awarded: NOK 0.13 mill.

Project Period: 2009-2010

Location: Ukjent Fylke