NOK 500 million for new research equipment

Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.

This year’s large-scale allocation will give Norway 16 new, modern and essential research infrastructures in the form of laboratories, databases and scientific equipment. The infrastructure will lay the basis for trailblazing research, future value creation and attractive research and education institutions.

Among the 16 new research infrastructures that will receive funding from the Research Council of Norway from 2014 are a language lab, a wave tank, a petroleum laboratory, a centre for gene sequencing and a laboratory packed with modern medical technology. With the current allocation of NOK 505 million, the Research Council has awarded a total of NOK 1.5 billion for scientific equipment since the Ministry of Education and Research first earmarked allocations for research infrastructure in 2009.

“The Government wishes to increase investment in research and attaches importance to a long-term perspective in research policy,” says Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen in connection with the allocation. “Society will need more, not less, knowledge over time, and it is crucial that we are as well-prepared as possible to face coming challenges.”

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