Research is central to the development of a sustainable society, where knowledge is the key to new, green and profitable jobs, and a better and more efficient public sector.
Increasingly, research is being carried out in cooperation across national borders, and a growing proportion of resources for research are being distributed in international competitive arenas.
Academic freedom is a fundamental principle of research and is an important condition for ensuring independent and reliable research. At the same time, the credibility of research depends on us being ability to trust the researchers. Ethics in research is thus so important.
A number of international research prizes are awarded in Norway to honour outstanding scientific contributions and to stimulate interest in research among the general public.
Latest on research
- Strategy for digital transformation in the higher education sector Plans/strategy 28/02/2023
- Action plan to combat social dumping and work-related crime Plans/strategy 02/11/2022
- Meld. St. 5 (2022–2023) - Long-term plan for research and higher education 2023–2032 Report to the Storting 23/09/2022
- NOU 2022: 2 - Academic freedom of expression Norwegian Official Report (NOU) 30/03/2022
- Strategy for Norway’s participation in Horizon Europe and the European Research Area Plans/strategy 03/12/2021
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