The coronavirus situation

Information and advice about the coronavirus situation from Norwegian authorities.

Ministry of Education and Research

Guri Melby (Lib.)

Minister of Education and Integration

Henrik Asheim (Con.)

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.


Long-term plan for research and higher education 2019–2028

The Government is working to facilitate growth in overall value creation, create new profitable jobs, restructure the Norwegian economy and implement the transition towards a greener society.

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

Red level for all lower and upper secondary schools in Norway

03/01/2021: In order to prevent an increase in infections in January, the Norwegian Government is introducing new measures that will initially be in place until  19 January. The national level of measures is now red for lower and upper secondary schools in Norway.

There will be no physical teaching on campus for students until 19 January

Based on recommendations from the health authorities, the Norwegian Government has decided that all teaching at tertiary vocational colleges, university colleges and universities must take place digitally until 19 January. Staff must comply with infection control regulations in the workplace in general and the rules in place in the municipality they belong to.