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Report urges framework for Norwegian research evaluation


Working group sets out principles to improve legitimacy of quality assessments

A study conducted by a government-appointed higher education working group has recommended the creation of a new framework for research evaluation to improve the country’s science.

In a report, the group proposed that the bodies responsible for academic evaluations—the Norwegian Research Council and the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT)—should retain some of their responsibilities. However, it suggests “three important changes”, which are clearer objectives, better coordination between the two agencies and an increased scope of educational evaluation.

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