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INTPART-International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research

Norway-India-Brazil-Canada-USA: Partnership for excellence in education, research and innovation in biofilm and antibiotic resistance

Alternative title: Norge-India-Brasil-Canada-USA: Partnerskap for fremragende utdanning, forskning og innovasjon innen biofilm og antibiotikaresistens

Awarded: NOK 10.0 mill.

RESISFORCE is a Norwegian-Indo-Brazilian-Canadian-American consortium led by the University of Oslo, with the primary goal to enhance world-class research and education in the combined fields of biofilm and antibiotic resistance. The partnership is based on successful collaborations linking education-research, and anchored by current and ongoing institutional agreements. With INTPART support we plan to strengthen and expand the collaborations by implementing research education activities and remote solutions that will foster convergent interactions. Given the global challenge here addressed -antibiotic resistance, appointed by the United Nations as one of largest threatens to humanity- the work will have a strong focus on promoting global networks. By strengthening our collaborations we will contribute, on one hand, to the university's mission to prepare professionals equipped to confront the global challenge represented by antibiotic resistance. On the other hand, we will create a strong research education environment supporting innovative solutions in the fight against antibiotic resistance. The project has Fynd Reality AS as a main partner in Norway. International partners are from the University of Campinas in Brazil, McGill University in Canada, and University of Chicago at Illinois in the USA, in addition to the Kalawati Hospital and TCS in India, and the Forsyth Institute and J Craig Venter Institute in the USA.

RESISFORCE will be a Norwegian-Indo-Brazilian-Canadian-American consortium led by the University of Oslo, with the primary goal to enhance world-class research and education in the combined fields of biofilm and antibiotic resistance. The partnership is based on successful collaborations linking education-research, and anchored by current and ongoing institutional agreements. With INTPART support we plan to strengthen and expand the collaboration by implementing research education activities and remote solutions that will foster convergent interactions. Given the global challenge here addressed -antibiotic resistance, appointed by the United Nations as one of largest threatens to humanity- the work will have a strong focus on promoting global networks. The activities are organized into 6 integrated WPs: WP1 will ensure the progression of the WPs, and address the need for a common network platform to assist students and staff members to find collaborative niches and exchange ideas; WP2 will support mobility of students, young researchers, scientific staff, and education coordinators; WP3 will link education, research and innovation through the organization of joint symposia and interactive activities with invited contributions from the private sector; WP4 and WP5 will focus on design and implementation of an augmented reality course developed in collaboration with the Norwegian business sector, and based on digital interactive immersion; and WP6 will focus on dissemination. By strengthening our collaborations we will contribute, on one hand, to the university's mission to prepare professionals equipped to confront the global challenge represented by antibiotic resistance. On the other hand, we will create a strong research education environment supporting innovative solutions in the fight against resistance. International partners are from the Universities of Campinas, McGill, and UIC, in addition to INDNOR partners, and the Forsyth and J Craig Venter Institutes.

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INTPART-International Partnerships for Excellent Education and Research