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Norwegian budget ‘weak’ on research, sector head says

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University and College Council leader blasts efficiency cuts

A 2021 budget proposal presented by the Norwegian government on 7 October has set out plans to increase public spending on R&D by 2.1 per cent to 40.9 billion Norwegian kroner (€3.5bn). But the proposal has received criticism for being a “weak response”.

The research and higher education minister, Henrik Asheim (pictured), said the increase was primarily sparked by the coronavirus crisis.

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