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.


From 33 to 21 state universities and university colleges

2016-11-15: Hedmark University College and Lillehammer University College are merging to become Høgskolen i Innlandet [University College of Eastern Norway] as from 1 January 2017.

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Enhancing kindergarten efforts relating to diversity and the youngest children

2016-11-15: The Minister of Education and Research has circulated a proposal for a new framework plan for kindergartens for consultative review.

Proposal for renewal and improvement of school subjects

2016-11-15: The government is seeking renewal of the subjects taught in schools to enable pupils to achieve more in-depth learning and better understanding.

More current issues from this ministry


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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.

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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.)