The Ministry of Education and Research is responsible for kindergartens, primary and lower secondary schools, upper secondary schools, tertiary vocational education and higher education.
The university and university college sector is faced by major challenges. The government wishes to increase the quality of the sector and has notified that there will changes to both its structure and content.
"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.
2015-10-07: 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.
Traditionally Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and Japan are not countries that Norway have cooperated extensively with in higher education and research. This is something the Government would like to change.
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.
As a result of the changes occurring globally, cooperationwith other countries on other continents will cometo play a more important role for the further developmentof the Norwegian knowledge society.