Ministry of Education and Research

Jan Tore Sanner (Con.)

Minister of Education and Integration

Iselin Nybø (Lib.)

Minister of Research and Higher Education

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 and integration.

Topics and insight


Long-term plan for research and higher education 2015–2024

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.

Strategy for research and innovation cooperation with the EU

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

News from the Ministry

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Changes in the Ministry

18/01/2018: In an extraordinary session of the Council of State , the King has made changes in the Government. The Ministry of Education and Research now has two ministers and integration as a new responsibility.

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Enhancing kindergarten efforts relating to diversity and the youngest children

The Minister of Education and Research has circulated a proposal for a new framework plan for kindergartens for consultative review.

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