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.

On this page you will find general information and documents relating to education and research. You can explore this topic in more detail by using the menu on the right.

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.

Digital Democratization of Universities

Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksens speech at Transatlantic Science Week 2013, seminar ”The Digital Democratization of Universities” at the Norwegian Embassy in Washington 12. November 2013.

Brochure: Research in Norway

Research is a key policy area for the Government. This brochure gives a brief overview over research and research policy in Norway.

Investing in teachers, higher education and research

Continuing and further education of teachers is the government’s most significant investment in the field of education and research. In addition, the Research and Development sector and the universities are being strengthened.

Forecasting demand and supply of labour by education

In Norway, supply of labour by level of education has developed in line with demand for many years. At the same time unemployment rates and relative wages for different educational groups have been quite stable over time.

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Contact information

Ministry of Education and Research

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


Postboks 8119 Dep.
N- 0032 Oslo
Kirkegata 18