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Proposal to revamp ministry

Norway’s education ministry is micromanaging its agencies and should create a directorate of higher education to take on administrative tasks, a report has said.

The report, Kunnskapssektoren sett utenfra, was written by Svein Gjerdrem, a former governor of the Central Bank of Norway, and Sven Ole Fagernæs, Norway’s attorney general. It was published by the government on 6 January, which commissioned the authors to assess whether the ministry of education—which includes research—is organised in the best way.

It reports that the ministry has too many small subordinate agencies dealing with higher education, and lacks a clear allocation of responsibilities. There is insufficient cooperation between the agencies and the ministry, it said. Examples of agencies include Nokut, the Norwegian agency for quality assurance in education, and Siu, the Norwegian centre for international cooperation in education and research.

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