Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development

The NORHED programme was launched in 2012 by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation with the aim to strengthen capacity of higher education institutions in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) to educate more and better qualified candidates, and to increase quality and quantity of research conducted by the countries’ own researchers.

There are six priority areas in the NORHED programme:

  • Education and training
  • Health
  • Natural resource management, climate change and environment
  • Democratic and economic governance
  • Humanities, culture, media and communication
  • Capacity development in South Sudan

In the first round of calls for proposals published in 2013 the University of Stavanger was granted funding for one project, which aims to improve quality and capacity in mathematics education in Malawi. Read more about this project here.