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, as well as kindergartens and cultural schools. The Ministry is also responsible for research.



The National Budget

Education, quality and economic transition

Investment in education is a prerequisite for a successful transition of the Norwegian economy. In the central government budget for 2016, the Government proposes a science initiative in primary schools, a continuation of the Promotion of Vocational Education and Training Initiative in upper secondary school and increased allocations for higher education and research, among other things.

Bilde fra første skoledag

Promotion of the status and quality of teachers

"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.

Announcing international architectural competition

Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen has decided to announce an open architectural competition for a new Viking Age Museum at Bygdøy in Oslo.

More current issues from this ministry



NOU 2014: 5

MOOCs for Norway — New digital learning methods in higher education.

Illustrasjonsbilde forskning

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).

Find document

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