Minister of Education, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, presented the Gouvernments plans for a new organization of the educational sector on 15. juni 2017 . The Gouvernment will collocate grant schemes and programmes aimed at increasing the quality in higher education and vocational schools.
The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme will merge with Center for internationalization of education (SIU) and Norwegian Agency for Digital learning in Higher education (NUV) from January 1st 2018. The new body will also gain responsebility for the grant scheme Center for exellence in education (SFU) wich today is organized under NOKUT. After the merge, the new organization will have a board as its highest organ. The main office will be located in Bergen.
The Ministry has initiated a project for reorganizing the sector.