National knowledge centre for nuclear disarmament to be established
In an increasingly uncertain world, the risk of nuclear weapons being used is greater than it has been for a long time, and education, research and information for the public are needed in this area. The Swedish Research Council has now been tasked with collecting expressions of interest and proposing a university or other higher education institution to receive funding for the establishment of a national knowledge centre for nuclear disarmament.
The purpose of the knowledge centre is to engage in education and research in areas relevant to nuclear disarmament, to guarantee future expertise and to provide cross-disciplinary support for policy work in the area. The knowledge centre is also intended to raise public awareness about nuclear disarmament and, in doing so, contribute to a public debate about the challenges of disarmament work.
“Our common security is threatened by nuclear weapons. In Sweden, we have long had leading research and expertise about nuclear disarmament, and we will continue to be a strong actor in this work. The Swedish Research Council has now been tasked with proposing a higher education institution that will establish a national knowledge centre for nuclear disarmament,” says Minister for Higher Education and Research Matilda Ernkrans.
A report is to be presented by 2 December.