The Ministry of Education and Research is responsible for kindergartens, primary and lower secondary schools, upper secondary schools, tertiary vocational  education and higher education.

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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.


As a result of the changes occurring globally, cooperation with other countries on other continents will come to play a more important role for the further development of the Norwegian knowledge society.