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Research cooperation with India

Norway and India signed a bilateral agreement on cooperation in Science and Technology in November 2006. Every three year a Programme of Cooperation setting the thematic priorities for the following period is developed.


To expand Indian-Norwegian research cooperation The Research Council established the Norwegian Programme for Research Cooperation with India (INDNOR) in 2010. The ten year programme (2010-19) is based on the Norwegian government India strategy, and covers the areas of international politics, climate and the environment, clean energy and societal development. INDNOR arranges calls for proposals in cooperation with thematic programmes at the RCN, increasingly involving partners in India bilaterally and using multilateral European platforms for the calls.

The programme is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with additional funding from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi.

Read The Norwegian Government's strategy for cooperation between Norway and India


To follow up on the S&T agreement a Joint Working Group has been established. The group meets bi-annually and is managed by the S&T responsible ministries of the two countries. The the two partners in coordinating and bringing the operational cooperation forward are the Department of Science and Technology in India (DST) and RCN. Every three year a "Programme of cooperation" is developed, setting the thematic priorities for the cooperation in the period following.


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