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 and integration.


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Changes in the Ministry

2018-01-18: 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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Quality Culture in Higher Education

2017-01-27: Government’s expectations of higher education institutions concerning their work on raising quality in higher education, and the measures that the Government will implement in order to realise these expectations.

More current issues from this ministry


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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.

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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.)

In the historical archive, you can find information from previous governments.

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