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Contacts for countries and regions

In order to strengthen international cooperation and assist Norwegian and foreign researchers, the Research Council has appointed contact persons for individual countries and geographic regions.

Africa

As a consequence of the last years’ accelerating economic growth, many African countries have R&D on their priority list. Norway can play a role both as a global partner in developing relationships with competent African research hubs.

Contacts at RCN:
Jan Monteverde Haakonsen Special Adviser +47 22 03 72 54 jha@forskningsradet.no
More information:
Africa

North America

Norway's scientific and technological cooperation with the USA and Canada has a long tradition, and the USA is the single most important country for Norway's international research cooperation.

Contacts at RCN:
Berit Johne Special Adviser bj@forskningsradet.no

South America

The countries of South and Central America face great challenges in their efforts to create a sustainable platform for growth and prosperity and adjust their economies to compete on open world markets.

Contacts at RCN:
Thomas Hansteen Special Adviser thh@forskningsradet.no
More information:
South America

Bilateral cooperation

India

Norway and India have signed a bilateral agreement on research and technology, and cooperation agreement on education.

Contacts at RCN:
Marianne Jensen Department Director +4722037000 mj@forskningsradet.no
More information:
India

Japan

Research cooperation between Norway and Japan has been given three thematic priorities based on mutual interests: Energy and Environment Technology, Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Seafood Safety and Polar and Space Science.

Contacts at RCN:
Julie Christiansen Senior Adviser +47 22 03 73 72 jc@forskningsradet.no
More information:
Japan

China

The programme for research cooperation with China (CHINOR) prioritises research in the areas of climate, the environment, climate technology and welfare. In the long-term, this initiative will be expanded to encompass more fields of research.

Contacts at RCN:
Thomas Hansteen Special Adviser thh@forskningsradet.no

Russia

Bilateral research cooperation between Russia and Norway has long traditions over a broad field of areas; marine research, environmental research, polar research, and energy research.

Contacts at RCN:
Kristin Høiby Senior Adviser krho@forskningsradet.no
More information:
Russia

South Africa

Bilateral research cooperation between Norway and South Africa started in 2002 and has so far financed 67 joint projects. The current SANCOOP-programme is follows a third agreement between the two countries signed in February 2013.

Contacts at RCN:
Jan Monteverde Haakonsen Special Adviser +47 22 03 72 54 jha@forskningsradet.no
More information:
South Africa – Norway, Research co-operation (SANCOOP)