Contact Details

Ministry of Education and Research

PO Box 8119 Dep
0032 Oslo

The responsibilities of the Ministry of Education and Research are:

  • Kindergardeneducation.
  • Primary and lower secondary education, day-care facilities for school children and resource centres for special education. 
  • Upper secondary education, i.e. schooling and on-the-job training at workplaces. 
  • Institutions of higher education, the State Educational Loan Fund and student grants. 
  • Lifelong learning in all areas of education through various providers. 
  • Research matters between ministries, basic allocations to the Research Council of Norway, research institutions.
  • International programmes and institutions, Norwegian Meteorological Institute.
  • Negotiations concerning employees of the school system and subordinate agencies, personnel and trade union matters, IT in education and gender equality.
  • Administrative tasks, budget and accounts.


Jens Rydland
Senior Advisor

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