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2 2 SIU TEA TEAM seminar in Joensuu, Finland Dr. Gunn Mangerud, Director SIU

3 3 Outline About Norway About SIU Norwegian Higher Education Higher Education Policy The Higher Education System (degrees, academic requirements, etc.) The Higher Education sector Key mobility data Norwegian research Research Policy Key statistics Centres of Excellence Some Norwegian programmes in Higher Education with relevance for the countries participating in TeaTeam Joensuu

4 4 Bergen? Norway?

5 5 From Urbanaudit (EU db) Halle, Cologne, Glasgow, Derry and Manchester. ……….and Bergen number 22!

6 km 2532 km 58133

7 7 Norway in.. Albania No diplomatic mission in Albania The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Skopje is accredited to Albania Belarus No diplomatic mission in Belarus The Norwegian Embassy in Kiev is accredited to Belarus Bosnia Herzegovina The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Sarajevo Croatia The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Zagreb The Royal Norwegian Consulate in Rijeka Kosovo March 28th 2008: Norway recognise the Republic of Kosovo as an independent state Royal Norwegian Embassy in Prishtina Macedonia The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Skopje Moldova The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bucharest is accredited to the republik of Moldova Ukraine The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kiev

8 8 About Norway – some minifacts (1) Official name Kingdom of Norway System of government Constitutional monarchy Parliamentary democracy The Royal House of Norway Harald V: King of Norway, born 21 February 1937 Sonja: Queen of Norway, born 4 July 1937 Haakon: Crown Prince of Norway, born 20 July 1973 Mette-Marit: Crown Princess of Norway, born 19 August 1973 Ingrid Alexandra: Princess of Norway, born 21 January 2004 Sverre Magnus: Prince of Norway, born 3 December 2005

9 9 About Norway – some minifacts (2) Population inhabitants Norway has an indigenous Sami population Official languages Norwegian (the two forms Bokmål and Nynorsk) Sami (equal status with Norwegian in parts of Troms and Finnmark counties) Religion Protestant Christianity Currency Norwegian kroner, NOK 1 EUR = NOK 7.97 as of June 2008

10 10 Climate The climate in Norway differs from that of the rest of Scandinavia Given Norway’s extreme northerly position, its mainland climate is surprisingly mild Norway is the northernmost country in the world to have open waters The coldest months January and February The warmest time in the inland areas: mid-July the coastal and mountains regions:may reach their peaks somewhat later Rainfall Some areas east of the mountains: annual rainfall of less than 300 mm Most of the precipitation from the sea falls along the west coast some areas recording a maximum rainfall of 3000 mm annually

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12 12 Celebrating Norway's national day Norway adopted its constitution in 1814 it is this event that is celebrated 17 May The Norwegian Parliament, the Storting, held the first 17 May celebrations in 1836 from then on the day was regarded as the national day The first children's procession was held in 1870 Since 1906, the Royal Family have gathered on the balcony of the Royal Palace in Oslo to wave to the children marching by

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14 14 About SIU

15 15 The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU) Located in Bergen, Norway National mandate on internationalisation Staff: ~70 Experienced staff with various academic background Key numbers: Administration 70 MNOK (~9 mill €)/280 MNOK (35 mill €)

16 16 Organised as a public agency and competence centre under the auspices of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research own Board of Directors Service agency and a partner for institutions of higher education Promotes internationalisation, cultural communication and international mobility The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU)

17 17 Senior executive officer Communications Unit Board of Directors The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research

18 18 SIU’s five main areas Programme administration Profiling Norwegian Higher Education and Research abroad Information and communication Competence building in Higher Education Sector Counselling, studies and service functions

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