Norway to invest 70 million kroner in modern teaching methods

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Only 14 out of 86 projects will receive support when the Norwegian government distributes NOK 70 million to improve education.

The great interest in applying for funding led to DIKU, the Directorate for Internationalization and Quality Development in Higher Education, increasing the allocation framework from NOK 50 to 70 million.

A total of 14 projects have been given up to NOK 5 million to develop innovative teaching and assessment practices.

Sharing development results

“The coronavirus outbreak led to universities and colleges having to switch to digital teaching and assessment more or less overnight. 

“Employees have put in an impressive amount of work to make this happen. 

“The projects that have been awarded money now have extra resources to work systematically and spread the results of their development work to other environments and institutions,” DIKU director Harald Nybølet noted.

“Commitment to quality”

The money will be distributed between six projects at the University of Bergen, two at the University of Oslo, and two at NTNU in Trondheim. 

UiT – Norwegian Arctic University, University of Agder, NMBU in Ås, and Oslo University College of Science will all receive support for one project each.

“This is an important part of the government’s commitment to higher quality in education,” Minister of Research and Higher Education Henrik Asheim (H) emphasized.

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