The five former National Research Councils merged into one in 1993.
To promote scientific, social, industrial and other related research activities for the benefit of the Norwegian community.
- To achieve cultural insight, improved quality of life, democracy and welfare.
- To create added value within the framework of sustainable development. Research carried out should:
- Produce new scientific knowledge and develop the disciplines
- Rejuvenate Norway's research system, and
- Formulate a comprehensive, well-documented research policy.
Fundamental activities related to knowledge and infrastructure: Basic and applied research, promotion of highly qualified personnel and international research co-operation. research priorities corresponding to the needs and challenges of society:
- Industry-oriented R&D
- Research leading to higher quality of life and more efficiency in society.
- Environmental R&D.
- Marine research and development.
The research Council of Norway also supports bilateral research projects and Norwegian partners in Eureka and European Community projects.
- Bioproduction and processing
- Industry and energy
- Culture and society
- Medicine and health
- Environment and development
- Science and technology
Total of 290, Industry and energy: 35.
Torleif Hauge. www.sol.no/forskningsradet
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