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2 Background Established January 1, 2001 110 employees Private company, owned by –Norwegian Government 80 % –Sintef 10 % –Norwegian Computing Centre 10% Evaluated December 2004 Parliamentary decision 2005: Simula may receive a contract until 2015, if the evaluation in 2009 is favourable
3 What differentiates Simula from universities? Ownership & management Culture Innovation Stronger focus on research Research is directed towards practical applications Large, focused projects Different procedures for employment 75 % of researchers spend more than 80 % of their time on research Simula cultivates full-time researchers ”Simula combines the universities’ focus on basic research featuring a large basic subsidy with the research institutions’ management model.” Arvid Hallén, CEO, Norges forskningsråd
4 Simula Research Laboratory AS Basic research, education and innovation Basic Research: Software engineering Scientific computing Networks and distributed systems Education: Simula School of Research and Innovation AS Innovation: Simula Innovation AS Kalkulo AS
6 Simula’s scientific production More than 100 MSc candidates Appproximately 30 PhD candidates
Simula School of Research and Innovation - at the University of Oslo Why? What? How?
8 Evaluation of national ICT-research, 2002: –“There is very little, if any, organized education program offered as part of the PhD education, and students are not admitted to formally organized schools or programs.” –“One way to improve the situation would be to allocate special funds to support Research Schools promoting PhD education in selected areas” Evaluation of Simula, 2004: –Low ratio between PhD students and senior staff –The Evaluation Committee recommends that the production of PhD candidates should be doubled –Simula should raise its postgraduate student targets and seek additional resources for this purpose
9 Dimensions of the Simula School Yearly cost pr person (mnok)  NumberYearly cost (mnok) Trainee0,5157,5 PhD0,64527 Post doc0,7107 Senior staff1,055 Administration0,732,1 Total48,6   According to the Research Council of Norway the cost is 0,6 og 0,7 mnok for PhD and post doc respectively. The cost for senior staff is related to average salary for professors at Ifi, University of Oslo.
10 Content of the Simula School Post doc3 years PhD3 years including visit abroad Research trainee1 year including industrial expirience Master degree Research trainee: –6 months at Simula –6 months with an industrial partner PhD candidate: –Qualification: Master degree and one year as a trainee –Research experience from international partner, at least 3 months –3 supervisors: From Simula and 2 partners –The degree will be awarded by the University of Oslo, and the university’s regulations will apply in full Posdoc candidate: –Qualifying for academic position, Research management, mentor program
11 Åpner forskerfabrikk (desember 2006) Forskningsselskapet Simula sender en lissepasning til kunnskapsministeren: - Gi oss 30 millioner, så starter vi egen skole for å klekke ut slike IKT-forskere som næringslivet og myndighetene roper på. AVLER FORSKERE: Målet med forskerskolen er å øke antallet IKT-forskere på høyt nivå, noe både næringslivet og myndighetene ønsker, sier adm. direktør Aslak Tveito og assisterende direktør Kristin Vinje ved Simula. ( Foto: AFTENPOSTEN )
Simula School of Research and Innovation - at the University of Oslo The Simula School was founded on the 8 th of May in 2007 as a limited company by: Simula Research Laboratory AS - 5574 shares (56 %) Norsk Hydro Produksjon AS - 2142 shares (21 %) Bærum Kommune - 1428 shares (14 %) Telenor Communication II - 714 shares (7 %) SINTEF Holding AS - 71 shares (1 %) Norsk Regnesentral AS - 71 shares (1 %) Share capital: NOK 1 000 000 Total earned equity:NOK 3 655 600
13 External income: 3 mnok in total earned equity 5 mnok from the Ministry of Research and Education (2007) 22 mnok in operating revenues over a period of 4 years Agreement with StatoilHydro: 18 mnok in the period of 2007-2010 for education within geological and geophysical calculations Agreement with Bærum kommune: 1 mnok pr year in 4 years Telenor, to be discussed: 1-2 candidates pr year
15 Innovation International exchange Collaboration with industry Research Managment Role of supervisor Mentoring Collaboration with high schools The main objective is to educate research scientists at PhD-level
18 “Journal of Systems and Software" has ranked Prof. Magne Jørgensen at Simula as the best software engineering researcher in the world. 4000 other researchers were evaluated in the study. Simula was ranked as the third best institution world wide” Aftenposten 30.09.07