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Norwegian university ‘vision’ slammed for lack of funds


Revised higher education policy could result in real-term cuts for some subjects, academics warn

Norway’s universities have criticised the government’s latest reform of research and higher education, saying it lacked sufficient funding and put too much pressure on education institutions.

The Norwegian government released its latest higher education “vision statement” on 24 March, during a presentation by higher education minister Ola Borten Moe at the Oslo Metropolitan University. As part of this plan, the government is planning to introduce a new funding system for universities, which will take effect from 2025.

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