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In-depth information on Norwegian R&D

The abridged English edition of the 2011 Report on Science & Technology Indicators for Norway (pdf version) has now been published.

Through its extensive presentation of statistics and indicators, the 2011 Report on Science & Technology Indicators for Norway offers a valuable perspective on Norwegian research and innovation, complete with commentary and analysis.

Bilde The Norwegian edition has been published earlier this autumn, while the abridged version in English was published on November 18. Most of the studies on which the report is based were carried out in 2008 and 2009. 

Electronic format or print version?

The report is available in electronic format and in print.

Visit the indicator report website

  • Norwegian webpages with statistics updated through 2011
  • English webpages with abridged versions of the 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 editions

Order a free printed copy in Norwegian


From the home page, click Publications in Shortcuts drop-down menu (at the top of the page) and enter the ISBN number 978-82-12-02965-1 in the page that appears.

The document may also be ordered by fax at +47 800 83 001. The report is available free of charge.

Collaborative effort

Published every two years from 1997–2007 and since that annually, the Report on Science & Technology Indicators for Norway is a collaborative effort between the Research Council of Norway, Nordic Institute on Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU), and Statistics Norway (SSB). The editorial committee also includes representatives of Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions.

Aims to enhance political decision-making

The report describes the status of resources for Norwegian R&D efforts, innovation activities and recruitment to higher education, research and the labour market. It is an important tool for analysis of research, development and innovation.

The first chapter covers Norwegian research and innovation in international comparisons. The second chapter describes the Norwegian research and innovation system, including data on i.a. expenditure and funding of R&D, human resources, cooperative relations, and results of R&D as measured by publications and citations, patents and innovation in Norwegian industry. The third chapter provides R&D and innovation data on a regional level. Main figures and indicators are also included in an appendix.

The report also serves as a reference work and includes time series and international comparisons.