New research programme on culture and media sector to be launched

Research can never replace political discretion, but research-based knowledge can lay a foundation for sound cultural-policy decisions, says Minister of Culture Thorhild Widvey. (Photo: Thomas Haugersveen/Statsministerens kontor)

The Norwegian Government has approved a new research programme for the culture and media sector to be launched by the Research Council of Norway in the course of 2014. The programme will run for five years and will have an annual allocation of some NOK 15 million.

The name of the new programme is Research Programme on the Culture and Media Sector (KULMED).

“In order to devise good policy in the future, we need more research in the field of culture and media,” stated Minister of Culture Thorhild Widvey in December, in a press release from the ministry.

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