The University of Oslo (UiO), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) have established a research school in peace and conflict located at PRIO. The Research School in Peace and Conflict offers advanced research training for the next generation of peace and conflict scholars by building on, and expanding, networks and expertise at the UiO, NTNU and PRIO. The collaboration is characterized by multidisciplinary approaches to peace and conflict issues, international profile and outlook, and research excellence. The research school will start in April 2011.