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The Norwegian parliament and the government establish the frame conditions and identify the major research objectives. Each minister is responsible for implementing these objectives. The Ministry of Education and Research is responsible for the coordination of research policies and manage approximately half of the total budget for investments in research. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry is the second most important source of financing.

The Ministry of Education and Research

The Research Council of Norway


Brief overview over research and research policy in Norway. Brochure from the Ministry