Norway

National Information Centre(s)

Nasjonalt organ for kvalitet i utdanningen (NOKUT)

NOKUT - Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education

P.O. Box 1708 Vika
0121 Oslo, Norway

Phone: +47 21 02 18 60
Fax: +47 21 02 18 01
E-mail: postmottak@nokut.no

Web site(s):

http://www.nokut.no/no/

Contact person:

Mr. Stig Arne Skjerven, Deputy Director General

  

National Education Bodies

Official name:

Kunnskapsdepartementet

The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research

The Ministry of Education and Research is responsible for kindergarten, education and research.

Link(s): English, Norwegian

Link(s):

English: http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/kd.html?id=586

Norwegian: http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/kd.html?id=586

Official name:

Utdanningsdirektoratet

The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training

The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training is responsible for the development of kindergarten and primary and secondary education. The Directorate is the executive agency for the Ministry of Education and Research.

Link(s):

English : http://www.udir.no/Stottemeny/English/

Norwegian: http://www.udir.no/

Official name:

Universitets- og høgskolerådet (UHR)

The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions

UHR is the most important cooperative body for Norwegian universities and colleges.

Link(s): English, Norwegian

Link(s):

English: http://www.uhr.no/om_uhr/about_uhr_1

Norwegian: http://www.uhr.no/

Official name:

Nasjonalt organ for kvalitet i utdanningen (NOKUT)

The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education

NOKUT is a professionally independent government agency that contributes towards quality assurance and enhancement in higher education and tertiary vocational education. NOKUT’s tasks include foreign higher education qualifications as well as Norwegian higher education.

Link(s): Norwegian, English

Link(s):

Norwegian: http://www.nokut.no/no/

English: http://www.nokut.no/en/

Official name:

Senter for internasjonalisering av utdanning (SIU)

The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education

SIU is a Norwegian public sector agency that promotes international cooperation in education and research.

Link(s): Norwegian, English

Link(s):

Norwegian: http://www.siu.no/nor

English: http://www.siu.no/eng

  

System of Education

Information on the Norwegian education system.

Link(s): English

Link(s):

English: http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/kd/Selected-topics/compulsory-education/the-norwegian-education-system.html?id=445118

  

University Education

Kunnskapsdepartementet

The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research

Link(s): Norwegian, English

Link(s):

Norwegian: http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/kd/tema/hoyere_utdanning.html?id=1415

English: http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/kd/Selected-topics/higher-education.html?id=1415

Nasjonalt organ for kvalitet i utdanningen (NOKUT)

The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education

Link(s): Norwegian, English

Link(s):

Norwegian: http://www.nokut.no/

English: http://www.nokut.no/en/

Samordna opptak (NUCAS)

The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS) coordinates the admission to regular undergraduate studies at all the universities, university colleges, state colleges, and some private colleges in Norway.
Programmes for international students are presented at www.studyinnorway.no. Individual institutions provide information considering the admission to their postgraduate degrees.

Link(s): Norwegian, English

Link(s):

Norwegian: http://www.samordnaopptak.no/info/

English: http://www.samordnaopptak.no/info/english/

  

Quality Assurance

Nasjonalt organ for kvalitet i utdanningen (NOKUT)

NOKUT is the controlling authority for educational activity at all Norwegian universities, special field universities, university colleges and institutions with single accredited higher education programmes; as well as for all tertiary vocational education.
NOKUT evaluates also the quality assurance system at each institution.

Link(s): Norwegian, English

Link(s):

Norwegian: http://www.nokut.no/Universitet-og-hoyskole//

English: http://www.nokut.no/en/Universities-and-university-colleges/

The newest report on the status of higher education in Norway (Tilstandsrapport for høyere utdanning 2012) can be found on the webpages of the Ministry of Education and Research.

Link(s): Norwegian

Link(s):

Norwegian: http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/kd/press-contacts/Press-releases/2012/tett-oppfolging-av-studietilbud-og-gjenn.html?id=681148

  

Post-secondary Non-university Education

Tertiary vocational study programmes build on qualifications from secondary education (or corresponding prior learning) but are not classified as higher education. The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) issues formal recognition for such programmes.

Link(s): Norwegian, English

Link(s):

Norwegian: http://www.nokut.no/Fagskole/

English: http://www.nokut.no/en/Vocational-schools/

Kunnskapsdepartementet

Tematical pages on the website of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

Link(s): Norwegian, English

Link(s):

Norwegian: http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/kd/tema/fagskoleutdanning.html?id=87103

English: http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/kd/Selected-topics/Tertiary-Vocational-Education-.html?id=87103

  

Recognized Higher Education Institutions

Database with the accredited higher education institutions in Norway. An accredited higher education institution is granted the right to offer educational provision, without having to apply to NOKUT for specific (programme) accreditation, in accordance with the powers that its institutional category implies.
University Colleges that are not accredited institutions must apply to NOKUT for accreditation of study programmes at all levels, see the list in the link under.

Link(s): Norwegian, English

Link(s):

Norwegian: http://www.nokut.no/no/Fakta/Databaser-og-oversikter/Akkrediterte-institusjonar/

English: http://www.nokut.no/en/Facts-and-statistics/Surveys-and-databases/Accredited-Institutions/

  

Policies and Procedures for the Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) is a governmental agency which among other approves foreign higher education. This approval is a general recognition that shows how the foreign education is comparable to Norwegian higher education.

Link(s): Norwegian, English

Link(s):

Norwegian: http://www.nokut.no/Arbeidssoker/NOKUTs-generelle-godkjenning/

English: http://www.nokut.no/en/Job-applicant/NOKUTs-general-recognition/

Norwegian Competence Center for Foreign Education at NOKUT

Norwegian Competence Center for Foreign Education at NOKUT is a national information centre that provides information about the Norwegian authorisation and recognition systems. It is also the EU point of contact for recognition of professional qualifications for professions regulated by law in Norway, covered by Directive 2005/36/EC.

Link(s): Norwegian, English

Link(s):

Norwegian: http://www.nokut.no/no/Arbeidssoker/

English: http://www.nokut.no/en/Job-applicant/

  

Qualifications Framework

Framework

The Norwegian qualifications framework for lifelong learning (NQF)

The Norwegian qualifications framework for lifelong learning (NQF) was approved by the Norwegian government on 15 December 2011.

Link(s): Norwegian

Link(s):

Norwegian: http://www.regjeringen.no/upload/KD/Vedlegg/Internasjonalt/UNESCO/NasjonaltKvalifikasjonsrammeverk200612.pdf

Self Evaluation Report

No link is available at this time
  

Diploma Supplement Information

Organisation responsible for the implementation of the DS

Nasjonalt organ for kvalitet i utdanningen (NOKUT)

The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT)

P.O. Box 1708 Vika
0121 Oslo, Norway
+47 21 02 18 60

Phone: +47 21 02 18 60

Fax: +47 21 02 18 01

E-mail: postmottak@nokut.no

Link: Norwegian, English

Additional information

The Diploma Supplement has been fully implemented and is obligatory.
  

Information on DS (legislation, template, chart, etc)

Chart of the national higher educational system

Link(s): English

Link(s):

English: http://www.nokut.no/Documents/NOKUT/Artikkelbibliotek/Utenlandsk_utdanning/nokut_ds_kap8_diagram.pdf

Description of the Norwegian educational system: Section 8 in the Diploma Supplement

Link(s): English

Link(s):

English: http://www.nokut.no/Documents/NOKUT/Artikkelbibliotek/Utenlandsk_utdanning/NOKUT%20Kap8_DS_2013.pdf

  

Verified: Monday, February 03, 2014
Total number of records: 21

 

 

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