General enquiries:

+47 22 03 70 00


P.O Box 2700 St. Hanshaugen OSLO N-0131 NORWAY

Research Council of Norway

Norges Forskningsråd, RCN

The Research Council of Norway is a national strategic and funding agency for research activities, and a chief source of advice on and input into research policy for the Norwegian Government, the central government administration and the overall research community.

The Research Council works to enhance financial and quality targets in Norwegian research and innovation activities. The Council also works to design a sound underlying structure for the research system and develop new forms of interaction between the research community, trade and industry and the public administration.

Four key challenges

  • To enhance the capacity and quality of Norwegian research.
  • To strengthen research in areas of particular importance for research, trade and industry, and society at large.
  • To promote constructive cooperation, distribution of responsibility and structures in the research system.
  • To translate research results into action.

Special Interests

[ + ]