Ambitious new educational research programme

We are seeing a markedly positive development in educational research in terms of quality and relevance, says Eivind Heder. (Photo: Thomas Keilman)

The Research Council of Norway’s new Programme for Research and Innovation in the Educational Sector (FINNUT) will allocate a total of NOK 700 million over a 10-year period.

At the recent kick-off conference for the programme, a pleased Executive Director Jesper Simonsen of the Research Council stated that the Norwegian educational sector and educational research are clearly in a very positive phase.

“The FINNUT programme has been established to further develop knowledge institutions and the overall administration of education to the benefit of pupils, teachers and society at large. The programme will help to renew the research field, promote innovation in the sector and serve as a collaborative arena for all of the actor groups involved,” explains Mr Simonsen. He also points out that the programme is a pilot activity in the larger effort to foster innovation in the public sector in Norway.

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