The Government attaches great importance to research and knowledge, both as political objectives on their own and as the basis for policy in other areas. The Government has drawn up a long-term plan for research and higher education for 2015–2024, and seeks to develop a greater number of world-class research groups.
Today’s research and higher education provide much of the foundation for welfare and value creation in the future, and are key priorities for the Government.
Through international cooperation, the Ministry of Education and Research will contribute to increased quality, renewal, and relevance within the areas of kindergarten, education and research.
The Ministry of Education and Research has published a consultation paper with submitted proposed amendments to the Research Ethics Act. This will among other things put a formal responsibility on higher education research institutions to ensure that researchers act according to national ethical standards.
The government’s goal is that all pubclicly funded Norwegian research articles should be made openly available by 2024, and the government has established guidelines and measures for open access to research articles.
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.
Norway and China signed a joint Action Plan today to increase cooperation in science, technology and innovation in the period 2017-2020.
Research is a key policy area for the Government. This brochure gives a brief overview over research and research policy in Norway.
Meld. St. 7 (2014-2015)
This white paper outlines a framework for how the Government will reinforce research and education to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities in the Norwegian knowledge society in the period from 2015 to 2024.
The most important documents are bills (propositions), white papers, hearing documents and Official Norwegian Reports (NOUs). These documents are primarily available in Norwegian.