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.

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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

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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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