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Ministry of Education and Research (Norway)
|Det kongelige kunnskapsdepartement|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Norway|
The Royal Ministry of Education and Research (Norwegian: Det kongelige kunnskapsdepartement, lit. "Royal Department of Knowledge"; short name Kunnskapsdepartementet) is a Norwegian government ministry responsible for education, research and kindergartens. The ministry was established in 1814 as the Royal Ministry of Church and Education Affairs.
The department reports to the legislature (Stortinget). Traditionally this ministry was also responsible for church affairs, but this function was transferred to the Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs in 2002.
The ministry was established in 1814, following the dissolution of the united kingdom of Denmark–Norway, in which the joint central government administration of the two formally separate but closely integrated kingdoms had been based in Copenhagen. Originally named the Ministry of Church and Education Affairs, the ministry was the first of six government ministries established in 1814, and was also known as the First Ministry. The other ministries were the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Police, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of War. Although Norway was in a loose personal union with Sweden with a common foreign and defence policy until 1905, church and education policy was entirely the domain of the respective national governments.
- Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, minister of Education and Research (Conservative Party)
- State Secretaries, Bjørn Haugstad and Birgitte Jordahl
- Political Adviser, Magnus Thue
- Department of Administration and Development
- Department of Early Childhood Education and Care
- Department of Education and Training
- Department of Governance and Finance
- Department of Higher Education
- Department of Policy Analysis, Lifelong Learning and International Affairs
- Department of Research
- The Communication Unit
- Research Council of Norway Norges forskningsråd (Official site) In charge of research funding and research policy.
- Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training, or Utdanningsdirektoratetet (Official site) Responsible for the development of primary and secondary education. Approves the primary and secondary school curriculum.
- Centre for ICT in education
- Foreldreutvalget for grunnskolen (Official site) Cooperation between parents and school authorities.
- Norway Opening Universities, or Norgesuniversitetet (Official site) Think tank for lifelong learning and e-learning in higher education and provides funding to distance learning initiantives.
- Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education, or Nasjonalt organ for kvalitet i utdanningen (Official site) Quality assurance for colleges and secondary vocational training, as well as approving degrees from foreign countries.
- Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education, or Senter for internasjonalisering av høyere utdanning (Official site) Promotes international cooperation in higher education and research.
- Norwegian Institute for Adult Learning, or VOX-læring for arbeidslivet (Official site) Promotes adult learning within reading, writing, arithmetic and ICT.
- Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, or Norsk utenrikspolitisk institutt (Official site) Foreign policy research.
- Norwegian Meteorological Institute, or Meteorologisk institutt (Official site) Performs weather observations and forecasts.
- Norwegian Social Research, or Norsk institutt for forskning om oppvekst, velferd og aldring (Official site) Research.
- Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund, or Statens lånekasse for utdanning (Official site) Grands loans and scholarships to students.
- Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service, or Samordna opptak (Official site) Coordinates admission to most undergraduate courses at state universities and colleges.
- Vea: Statens fagskole for gartnere og blomsterdekoratører (Official site) Educates gardeners and flower decorators at secondary school level.
- Nord University, or Nord universitet (Official site)
- Norwegian University of Life Sciences, or Universitetet for miljø- og biovitenskap (Official site)
- Norwegian University of Science and Technology, or Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (Official site)
- University of Bergen, or Universitetet i Bergen (Official site)
- University of Oslo, or Universitetet i Oslo (Official site)
- University of Stavanger, or Universitetet i Stavanger (Official site)
- University of Tromsø, or Universitetet i Tromsø (Official site)
- University of Agder, or Universitetet i Agder (Official site)
- Oslo School of Architecture and Design, or Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen i Oslo (Official site)
- Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, or Norges handelshøgskole (Official site)
- Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, or Norges idrettshøgskole (Official site)
- Norwegian Academy of Music, or Norges musikkhøgskole (Official site)
- Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, or Norges vetrinærhøgskole (Official site)
Regional University Colleges
- Bergen National Academy of the Arts, or Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen (Official site)
- Harstad University College, or Høgskolen i Harstad (Official site)
- Hedmark University College, or Høgskolen i Hedmark (Official site)
- Lillehammer University College, or Høgskolen i Lillehammer (Official site)
- Molde University College, or Høgskolen i Molde (Official site)
- Oslo National Academy of the Arts, or Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo (Official site)
- Oslo and Akershus University College, or Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus (Official site)
- Sámi University College, or Samisk høgskole (Official site)
- University College of Southeast Norway, or Høgskolen i Sørøst Norge (Official site)
- Volda University College, or Høgskolen i Volda (Official site)
- Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, or Høgskolen i Vestlandet (Official site)
- Østfold University College, or Høgskolen i Østfold (Official site)
- Norwegian Social Science Data Services, or Norsk samfunnsvitenskapelig datatjeneste (Official site) Information and data services for higher education and research.
- Svalbard University Centre, or Universitetssenteret på Svalbard (Official site) Research on Svalbard.
- Uninett (Official site) Operates the university/college/research internet communication network and the norid domain register.
- Simula Research Laboratory (Official site) (80%, Research)
Ministers of Education
Ministers of Education and Church Affairs (1884–1945)
|Photo||Name||Party||Took office||Left office||Tenure||Cabinet|
|Elias Blix||Liberal||26 June 1884||15 August 1885||1 year, 50 days||Sverdrup|
|Jakob Sverdrup||Liberal||15 August 1885||1 November 1886||1 year, 78 days||Sverdrup|
|Elias Blix||Liberal||1 November 1886||24 February 1888||1 year, 115 days||Sverdrup|
|Jakob Sverdrup||Liberal||24 February 1888||13 July 1889||1 year, 139 days||Sverdrup|
|Jacob Aall Bonnevie||Conservative||13 July 1889||6 March 1891||1 year, 236 days||Stang I|
|Vilhelm Andreas Wexelsen||Liberal||6 March 1891||15 July 1892||1 year, 131 days||Steen I|
|Carl Berner||Liberal||15 July 1892||2 May 1893||291 days||Steen I|
|Anton Christian Bang||Conservative||2 May 1893||27 April 1895||1 year, 360 days||Stang II|
|Emil Stang||Conservative||27 April 1895||14 October 1895||170 days||Stang II|
|Jakob Sverdrup||Liberal||14 October 1895||17 February 1898||2 years, 126 days||Hagerup I|
|Vilhelm Andreas Wexelsen||Liberal||17 February 1898||22 October 1903||5 years, 247 days||Steen II
|Hans Nilsen Hauge||Conservative||22 October 1903||13 March 1905||1 year, 142 days||Hagerup II|
|Christopher Knudsen||Conservative||13 March 1905||27 January 1906||320 days||Michelsen|
|Otto Jensen||Independent||27 January 1906||23 October 1907||1 year, 269 days||Michelsen|
|Abraham Berge||Liberal||23 October 1907||19 March 1908||148 days||Løvland|
|Karl Seip||Liberal||19 March 1908||8 July 1909||1 year, 111 days||Knudsen I|
|Johannes Hougen||Liberal||8 July 1909||2 February 1910||209 days||Knudsen I|
|Just Qvigstad||Conservative||2 February 1910||20 February 1912||2 years, 18 days||Konow|
|Edvard Liljedahl||Free-minded Liberal||20 February 1912||31 January 1913||346 days||Bratlie|
|Aasulv Bryggesaa||Liberal||31 January 1913||26 October 1915||2 years, 296 days||Knudsen II|
|Jørgen Løvland||Liberal||26 October 1915||21 June 1920||4 years, 239 days||Knudsen II|
|Nils Riddervold Jensen||Conservative||21 June 1920||22 June 1921||1 year, 1 day||B. Halvorsen I|
|Martin Olsen Nalum||Liberal||22 June 1921||6 March 1923||1 year, 257 days||Blehr II|
|Ivar B. Sælen||Conservative||6 March 1923||8 December 1923||277 days||B. Halvorsen II
|Karl Sanne||Conservative||8 December 1923||25 July 1924||230 days||Berge|
|Ivar P. Tveiten||Liberal||25 July 1924||5 March 1926||1 year, 223 days||Mowinckel I|
|Wilhelm Christian Magelssen||Conservative||5 March 1926||25 December 1927||1 year, 295 days||Lykke|
|Ole Bærøe||Conservative||25 December 1927||28 January 1928||34 days||Lykke|
|Olav Steinnes||Labour||28 January 1928||15 February 1928||18 days||Hornsrud|
|Sigvald M. Hasund||Liberal||15 February 1928||12 May 1931||3 years, 86 days||Mowinckel II|
|Nils Trædal||Agrarian||12 May 1931||3 March 1933||1 year, 295 days||Kolstad
|Knut Liestøl||Liberal||3 March 1933||20 March 1935||2 years, 17 days||Mowinckel III|
|Nils Hjelmtveit||Labour||20 March 1935||25 June 1945||10 years, 97 days||Nygaardsvold|
Ministers of Education and Church Affairs (1945–1990)
|Photo||Name||Party||Took office||Left office||Tenure||Cabinet|
|Kaare Fostervoll||Labour||25 June 1945||28 June 1948||3 years, 3 days||Gerhardsen I-II|
|Lars Moen||Labour||28 June 1948||9 December 1953||5 years, 164 days||Gerhardsen II
|Birger Bergersen||Labour||9 December 1953||23 April 1960||6 years, 136 days||Torp
|Helge Sivertsen||Labour||23 April 1960||28 August 1963||3 years, 127 days||Gerhardsen III|
|Olaf Kortner||LIberal||28 August 1963||25 September 1963||28 days||Lyng|
|Helge Sivertsen||Labour||25 September 1963||12 October 1965||2 years, 17 days||Gerhardsen IV|
|Kjell Bondevik||Christian Democratic||12 October 1965||17 March 1971||5 years, 156 days||Borten|
|Bjartmar Gjerde||Labour||17 March 1971||18 October 1972||1 year, 215 days||Bratteli I|
|Anton Skulberg||Centre||18 October 1972||16 October 1973||363 days||Korvald|
|Bjartmar Gjerde||Labour||16 October 1973||15 January 1976||2 years, 91 days||Bratteli II|
|Kjølv Egeland||Labour||15 January 1976||8 October 1979||3 years, 266 days||Nordli|
|Einar Førde||Labour||8 October 1979||14 October 1981||2 years, 6 days||Nordli
|Tore Austad||Conservative||14 October 1981||8 June 1983||1 year, 237 days||Willoch I|
|Kjell Magne Bondevik||Christian Democratic||8 June 1983||9 May 1986||2 years, 335 days||Willoch II|
|Kirsti Kolle Grøndahl||Labour||9 May 1986||13 June 1988||2 years, 35 days||Brundtland II|
|Mary Kvidal||Labour||13 June 1988||16 October 1989||1 year, 125 days||Brundtland II|
|Einar Steensnæs||Christian Democratic||16 October 1989||1 January 1990||77 days||Syse|
Ministers of Education and Research (1990–present)
|Photo||Name||Party||Took office||Left office||Tenure||Cabinet||Ref|
|Einar Steensnæs||Christian Democratic||1 January 1990||3 November 1990||306 days||Syse|||
|Gudmund Hernes||Labour||3 November 1990||22 December 1995||5 years, 52 days||Brundtland III|||
|Reidar Sandal||Labour||22 December 1995||17 October 1997||1 year, 299 days||Brundtland III
|Jon Lilletun||Christian Democratic||17 October 1997||17 March 2000||2 years, 152 days||Bondevik I|||
|Trond Giske||Labour||17 March 2000||19 October 2001||1 year, 216 days||Stoltenberg I|||
|Kristin Clemet||Conservative||19 October 2001||17 October 2005||3 years, 363 days||Bondevik II|||
|Øystein Djupedal||Socialist Left||17 October 2005||18 October 2007||2 years, 1 day||Stoltenberg II|||
|Bård Vegar Solhjell||Socialist Left||18 October 2007||20 October 2009||2 years, 2 days||Stoltenberg II|||
|Kristin Halvorsen||Socialist Left||20 October 2009||16 October 2013||3 years, 361 days||Stoltenberg II|||
|Torbjørn Røe Isaksen||Conservative||16 October 2013||17 January 2018||4 years, 93 days||Solberg|||
|Jan Tore Sanner||Conservative||17 January 2018||24 January 2020||2 years, 7 days||Solberg|
|Trine Skei Grande||Liberal||24 January 2020||13 March 2020||49 days||Solberg|||
|Guri Melby||Liberal||13 March 2020||present||26 days||Solberg|||
Minister of Higher Education
The Minister of Higher Education is responsible for policies regarding higher education. The post was originally established in 2007, before its responsibilities were transferred to the Ministry of Culture. The post was re-established when the Liberal Party joined the Solberg Cabinet in 2018.
|Photo||Name||Party||Took office||Left office||Tenure||Cabinet||Ref|
|Tora Aasland||Socialist Left||18 October 2007||23 March 2012||4 years, 157 days||Stotlenberg II|||
|Iselin Nybø||Liberal||17 January 2018||24 January 2020||2 years, 7 days||Solberg|||
|Henrik Asheim||Conservative||24 January 2020||present||75 days||Solberg|||
- Ministry of Education and Research – Political staff
- Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. "Organisation". Retrieved 27 June 2007.
- Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. "Underliggende etater" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 June 2007.
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