The institute is one of four at the Centre for Welfare and Labour Research at OsloMet.
NOVA's research is centred around Norwegian society, but international projects form a growing and important part of our research portfolio. The aim of the institute is to develop knowledge and understanding of social conditions and processes of change. We focus on events that occur across the life cycle, living conditions and different aspects of quality of life, as well as on programmes and services provided by the welfare system.
Within its fields, NOVA carries out research projects commissioned by public and private sector clients.
The institute is the leading national research institute on issues related to child welfare, youth, ageing and the elderly.
Key research areas
- Childhood and child welfare
- Ageing and the life-course
- Social security and social assistance
- The welfare state
- Health and welfare
- Domestic violence