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About UHR


The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR) is a co-operative body for higher education institutions in Norway. Founded in 2000, following the merger of the Norwegian Council of Universities and the Norwegian Council of University Colleges, UHR aims to promote the development of Norway as a knowledge-based society of high international standard. 


UHR facilitates co-operation and co-ordination among Norwegian higher education institutions. Furthermore, UHR advocates shared positions on central issues concerning higher education and research policy towards the Norwegian government, parliament and the wider society. 



Higher Education in Norway - Fifty years of development (pdf) by Dr Per Nyborg, provides a concise historical overview of the development of higher education in Norway and the role of UHR and its predecessor organisations. Dr Nyborg served as the secretary general of the Norwegian Council of Universities from 1991 to 2000 and the first secretary general of UHR from 2000 to 2001. 


UHR is a collective full member  of the European University Association. 



Committee for Gender Balance in Research


Launched in 2004, the KIF committee has now completed two terms. The third committee has been appointed to serve from 1 April 2010 to 31 December 2013, and has changed its name from the Committee for Mainstreaming – Women in Science to the Committee for Gender Balance in Research.


The secretariat of the Committee for Gender Balance in Research is hosted by UHR. For more information, please visit the Resource Bank for Gender Mainstreaming in Science. The website Gender in Norway is an English language information service about official gender equality work, gender research, and gender statistics in Norway. 

Higher education related vocabulary in Norwegian


For information about English translations of higher education related vocabulary in Norwegian, please visit the database Selected administrative terms with English translations

Contact information

The secretariat of UHR is based in Oslo:

The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR)
Pilestredet 46
NO-0167 Oslo

Email: postmottak@uhr.no
Tel: +47 22 45 39 50
Fax: +47 22 45 39 51