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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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.

Clear priorities in Higher Education and Research

The Government presents seven measures for higher education and research over the next four years. The goal is higher quality, says Minister for Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.

- The research communities play a key role

Wednesday minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien, delivered the opening speech at the petroleum research-conference OG21 Forum.

Promoting Gender Equality in Research Organizations

State Secretary Bjørn Haugstads speech at The high level international conference “Structural Change Promoting Gender Equality in Research Organisations” in Vilnius, Lithuania, 21. November 2013.

Science has lost a great friend

Fred Kavli, founder and chairman of The Kavli Foundation, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 21, in his home in Santa Barbara at the age of 86.

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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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