The Research School “COINS Research School of Computer and Information Security” is led by NTNU. Participants in the research school include NTNU (Gjøvik and Trondheim), University of Agder, University of Bergen, University of Oslo, University of Stavanger, and University of Tromsø.
COINS integrates Norwegian research groups in Information Security to a larger entity by integrating the course portfolio for research school members, builds stronger relationships between doctoral students in the network, establishes more incentives to excel and increases student mobility through access to a larger network. COINS also increases Norway’s international student mobility, hosts internationally recognised researchers, and offers “free flow of goods and services” in Information Security Research in Norway. COINS originally expected to recruit 40 students at any given moment and increased that number to more than 100 active Ph.D. students in recent years.