Education and research

Schoolgirl in front of blackboard

It is the Ministry of Education and Research that is responsible for nursery schools, primary and lower secondary schools, upper secondary schools and higher education. The Ministry is also responsible for coordinating research policy. In the Norwegian research system, each ministry is responsible for research within its sector.

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Education provides opportunities for all

The government prioritises continuing education for teachers, raising quality in day-care institutions and more funding for research and higher education in the national budget for 2015.

Strong commitment to CCS

The Norwegian Government today presents its strategy for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). It contains a broad range of activities within research and development, full-scale demonstration in Norway and international CCS deployment. The Government has an ambition to realize at least one full-scale CCS pilot project by 2020. We are looking at opportunities both in Norway and abroad.

Historic emphasis on education in poor countries

The Government has proposed a substantial increase in the support provided by Norway for education in poor countries. This will mean an allocation of almost NOK 2.4 billion to education in 2015, an increase of NOK 550 million compared to 2014. ‘Norway is taking a leading role internationally in the efforts to achieve education for all,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Opened the IO-Conference in Trondheim

Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien, opened the international IO-Conference for researchers and industry in Trondheim. In his speech, he adressed the central importance of research and innovation in the petroleum industry.

CLIMIT and Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME)

CLIMIT is a national programme for research, development and demonstration of technologies for capture, transport and storage of CO2 from fossil-based power production and industry.

NOK 10 million to girls’ education in northern Nigeria

‘Boko Haram’s kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls is an unacceptable attack on girls’ right to education. The Government has therefore decided to allocate NOK 10 million to efforts to promote safe schooling for girls in northern Nigeria and help to the communities affected by the abductions. Norway will also consider providing humanitarian assistance for refugees and internally displaced people in the area,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Facts 2014 – All you need to know about Norwegian petroleum activities

In cooperation with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has published a new edition of its annual book on the Norwegian petroleum sector, Facts 2014. The publication gives a comprehensive overview of the petroleum activity on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). New versions of the Oil Facts app are at the same time released for Android and WindowsPhone.

Facts 2014 – All you need to know about Norwegian petroleum activities

Russian mathematician receives the 2014 Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2014 to Yakov G. Sinai (78) of Princeton University, USA, and the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, "for his fundamental contributions to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and mathematical physics".

A Joint Promotion of Mathematics, Science and Technology

A substantial promotion of Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) to meet society’s needs can only be achieved through close collaboration between all the parties involved, where both education and working life jointly contribute to increased recruitment and high competence.

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Ministry of Education and Research

Telephone: +47 22 24 90 90
Fax: +47 22 24 95 40


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N- 0032 Oslo
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