Ministry of Education and Research

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Publisher Ministry of Education and Research

Ministry of Education and Research is responsible for primary and secondary school, upper secondary and tertiary vocational education and higher education sectors,  kindergartens, cultural schools, vocational education and training and adult learning. The Ministry is also responsible for research.


The cost of inadequately educating asylum seekers and refugees

2016-05-30: This report has calculated the socio-economic cost that will arise if children and young people who arrive in Norway as asylum seekers or refugees were to receive inadequate education at primary and secondary level.

Bilde fra første skoledag

Promotion of the status and quality of teachers

2016-04-27: "Promotion of the status and quality of teachers – joint effort for a modern school of knowledge” is a government programme to create schools where students learn more.



2015-11-11: As a result of the changes occurring globally, cooperationwith other countries on other continents will cometo play a more important role for the further developmentof the Norwegian knowledge society.

More current issues from this ministry


Illustrasjonsbilde forskning

Meld. St. 7 (2014-2015)

2014-10-03: The Government has high ambitions as regards the Norwegian knowledge society. In line with the Sundvolden Declaration, the Government will pursue a targeted commitment to research and higher education.

Illustrasjonsbilde forskning

Strategy for research and innovation cooperation with the EU

2014-06-05: The Government’s goals and ambitions for Norway’s participation in Horizon 2020 and the European Research Area (ERA).

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The most important documents are bills (propositions), white papers, hearing documents and Official Norwegian Reports (NOUs). (These documents are primarily available in Norwegian.)