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.

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Long-term plan for research and higher education

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.

International Knowledge Cooperation

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.


Research Ethics

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 Holberg Prize Names British Storyteller and Fairytale Critic Marina Warner as 2015 Laureate

Warner is receiving the honour for her work on the analysis of stories and myths and how they reflect their time and place. She is known for the emphasis of gender roles and feminism in her literary work.

Japan-Norway Cooperation in Science and Technology

This week, the fifth Japan-Norway Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) on cooperation in science and technology was held in Oslo.


Better cooperation with important countries

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.

More on Research


Research in Norway

Research is a key policy area for the Government. This brochure gives a brief overview over research and research policy in Norway.

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Long-term plan for research and higher education 2015–2024

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.

Find document

The most important documents are bills (propositions), white papers, hearing documents and Official Norwegian Reports (NOUs). These documents are primarily available in Norwegian.


Department of Research

Phone: +47 22 24 74 61
Address: Postboks 8119 Dep, 0032 Oslo
Visitor address: Kirkegata 18, Oslo