Anne Sofie Lofthus
Phone: +47 612 88 277
Through research and development, Lillehammer University College aims to be a centre of competence for the region, contribute to national research and compete internationally within various areas. The work comprises both basic and applied research. The college wants to develop a research culture where competence is developed in the understanding of social changes and academic evolution.
LUC's efforts in devoloping these fields are channeled through the schools Research Centers and research groups and the Centre for Continuing Education.
The CIS defines innovation as either the process of introducing new ideas into practice or the transmitting of already known ideas to a new context. Innovations may be radical in the sense that they involve something completely new and entail a break with current practices, but they can also be incremental in that they involve small changes in the same established practices.
The CIS focuses on to three main areas: Innovations within public-sector services, Innovation in private-sector services, Public – private collaboration and coproduction.
Research Centre for Child and Youth Competence Development (BUK) was formally established in February 2009 after a period of development. The Centre draws upon staff from two College faculties, the Faculty for Health and Social Studies and the Faculty for Social Sciences.
The Research Centre has two central, in part overlapping tasks: 1. To undertake cross-disciplinary research within the field of child and youth competence development 2. To run a cross-disciplinary doctoral program within the field of child and youth competence development.
The PhD program Visual Media is motivated by the observation that we are increasingly surrounded by mediated visual content.The University Colleges of Lillehammer, Gjøvik and Hedmark are preparing a PhD program that involves the joint competences of research personnel from different disciplinary backgrounds – film studies, television production, media pedagogy, media technology, game programming - integrated in a multidisciplinary approach to the study of visual media and mediation.
The CCE was established in 1990 as a support unit for faculties engaged in developing distance education courses or using flexible computer assisted teaching and learning methods. The Centre now serves both the university college and external institutions and has achieved a recognised position within Norwegian distance education.