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Centres of Excellence (SFF)

The Faculty of Humanities is host to two Centres of Excellence in Research (SFF). The Centre of Excellence status is subject to significant competition, and it is granted for a period of ten years.

The Research Council of Norway has initiated a Centres of Excellence scheme with the intention of bringing more Norwegian researchers and research groups up to a high international standard. The centres are affiliated with Norway's top universities and premier independent research institutes.



The Centre for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) contributes to society’s management of the opportunities and challenges of multilingualism.


The vision behind the RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion is to reveal the basic cognitive mechanism(s) underlying human rhythm, using music, motion and audiovisual media as empirical points of departure.