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Norway’s university colleges protest law change

Norway’s university colleges are disputing a change to the criteria specifying whether a university college meets the conditions to become a university.

A consultation for the proposed change ended on 4 February. The new law—to be adopted by the government in March and implemented in October—is expected make it harder for university colleges to be granted university status.

Two university colleges, the Oslo and Akershus University College and the University College of Southeast Norway, are expected to submit their applications for university status this year, after the new law enters into force.

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