What is PROFRES?

PROFRES is a Research School for Professions-Oriented and Practice-Near Research in the fields of Health, Welfare and Education.

PROFRES Styringsgruppe

PROFRES is a national research school within the professional disciplines of health, welfare and education which aims to enhance both professions-oriented and practice-near research.

The research school PROFRES is the result of a collaboration between the University of Agder, University of Stavanger, Nord University and the University of South-Eastern Norway - in partnerships with several regional university colleges and research institutions. The four partners fund the project for the period from January 2017 through December 2020.

The research school’s programme comes in addition to the universities doctoral programmes and ensures that PhD candidates can avail of a high-quality meeting place that is focused on professions-oriented and practice-near research.

PROFRES will be coordinated from the University of Stavanger by a secretariat consisting of a full-time administrative position at UiS and part-time administrative support at the University of Agder, University of South-Eastern Norway and Nord University. In 2020, the possibility of continuing PROFRES will be considered.