Research Council activities relating to education

To address future challenges, there is a need to enhance the quality and relevance of educational programmes and to concentrate greater attention on the interplay between the educational system and the learning and knowledge development that occurs in working life and society at large. The Research Council provides funding for research and innovation relating to early childhood education and care, primary and lower secondary education, upper secondary education and training, higher education and adult learning.

was allocated for this thematic area in 2018

199million NOK

The Project Databank provides statistics and information about the projects funded by the Research Council within this thematic area.

Key programmes for this thematic area

Activities under the Research Council’s programmes extend across multiple thematic areas. The programmes listed here are the largest contributors of funding for this thematic area.

  • learning processes, assessment forms and learning outcomes 
  • praxis, professional practice and competence development 
  • governance, management, organisation and achievement of results 
  • education, society and working life  
  • impacts of increased teacher density 
  • underlying mechanisms to explain how increased teacher density affects learning outcomes and learning environment 

Services research and innovation for enhanced quality, competency and efficiency in the health and care services, the labour and welfare services, and child and family welfare services.

  • working life and the labour market 
  • family life and formative conditions 
  • health in the workplace and the working environment 
  • international migration and integration  
  • elderly people and pensions 
  • living conditions and inequalities 
  • the welfare society and support 
  • scientific quality at the forefront of international research 
  • boldness in scientific thinking and innovation 
  • careers for young research talents  
  • For public sector employees seeking to pursue a doctoral degree 
  • Employers in the public sector may apply for funding for an employee seeking to pursue a doctoral degree. 
  • The doctoral project must be of clear relevance to the entity’s area of responsibility.