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The institute sector

Research institutes comprise a key component of the Norwegian research and innovation system, and contribute widely to the achievement of national research policy objectives. The Research Council of Norway has responsibility for strategic planning in the institute sector.

About the institute sector

The Research Council has responsibility for strategic planning in the institute sector, and conducts evaluations and analyses of the sector on a regular basis.

Public basic funding for research institutes

The state provides basic funding to 48 research institutes each year under the public funding scheme administered by the Research Council.

Institute evaluations

The Research Council regularly carries out evaluations of the research institutes, the individual categories of institutes, and the sector as a whole.

The STIM-EU scheme

The STIM-EU scheme provides funding for research institutes participating in the EU framework programmes for research, innovation and technological development.

Primary industry institutes

Three agricultural research institutes and two fisheries research institutes receive public basic funding.

Environmental institutes

Eight research institutes receive public basic funding via the Research Council of Norway.

Technical-industrial institutes

Twelve technical-industrial institutes receive public basic funding via the Research Council of Norway.

Social science institutes

Twenty-two institutes dispersed throughout the country receive public basic funding.

Contact

Page Editor:
Therese Farstad Adviser +47 412 97 320 tf@forskningsradet.no