Scandinavian studies at NTNU has been rated at the top of a national evaluation by the Research Council of Norway. The group was praised for its clear research leadership, clear research strategy, and its energetic, interdisciplinary environment, which promotes fresh thinking. Many of the group’s research initiatives have been classed as very good and excellent. The Department of Scandinavian Studies and Comparative Literature as a whole has also been given favourable reviews: Individual and collaborative research projects have been given a top-level rating; the department has a conscious recruitment strategy and a fair age and gender distribution. At a university with a clear technological and scientific profile, it is particularly difficult for non-technological disciplines like linguistics and literary studies to compete. The evaluation committee concluded that the future of Scandinavian studies at NTNU seems bright