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The Research Council of Norway

With knowledge, welfare and value creation as our vision

The activities of the Research Council of Norway are based on relevant government reports and on our main strategy for the period 2009-2012: In the Vanguard of Research.

Key figures for the Research Council

In 2011, The Research Council of Norway's total budget amounts to NOK 7 250 million. The Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of Trade and Industry are the most important contributors to the budget of the Research Council of Norway.


The Research Council is divided into five divisions: Science, Energy, Resources and the Environment, Society and Health, Innovation and Administration. The Executive Board is the Research Council's highest authority.

Where to find us

The Research Council of Norway's main office is located at Drammensveien 288 in Lysaker, seven kilometres west of central Oslo.
The Research Council also has regional offices in various parts of Norway, as well as a liaison office in Brussels.