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Department for Strategic Development and Analysis

Director: Frode Georgsen

The department deals with research policy and strategic development issues under the purview of the Division for Science, including
• compiling statistics and analyses
• organising studies to develop the knowledge base
• preparing fact bases
• providing input for Research Council budget proposals to the ministries

The department administers activities relating to funding, meeting places and advisory input in connection with the Research Council’s strategic development policy for the university and university college sector. This includes tasks related to recruitment, training and career paths for researchers. The department also has the strategic responsibility for the Research Council’s policy for enhancing quality in the research activities at university colleges.

In addition, the department carries out tasks on behalf of the division relating to budget distribution, annual and semi-annual reporting and financial management.

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