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.


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.

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National goals and guidelines for open access to research articles

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.

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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.

Meld. St. 7 (2014-2015)

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.


Department for Higher Education, Research and International Affairs

Phone: + 47 22 24 77 01
Address: Postboks 8119 Dep, 0032 Oslo
Visitor address: Kirkegata 18, Oslo