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In-depth information on Norwegian R&D and innovation

The abridged English edition of the 2013 Report on Science & Technology Indicators for Norway (pdf version) has now been published.

Through its extensive presentation of statistics and indicators, the 2013 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 December 13th. The reports are mainly based on data from the R&D statistics of 2011 and innovation statistics of 2010. 

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


Order the publication here

Search by the report title 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.

Chapter 1 presents the main results from R&D surveys based on international data from both UNESCO and the OECD; this chapter also includes results from the 2010 Innovation survey, and presents comparisons over time and between countries, for statistics on students, doctoral degrees, bibliometrics and patents.

Chapter 2 draws on national R&D statistics for the three research-performing sectors in Norway: the industrial sector, the institute sector and the higher education sector. Data for health trusts are also presented separately. Education statistics are included in order to establish the human resources available in the country for science and technology. Chapter 2 also includes data on Norwegian participation in the EU Framework Programme.

Chapter 3 includes available indicators on the results, effects and cooperation on research and innovation activities.

Chapter 4 presents regional indicators for R&D and innovation.