245 000 people will be needed in Norway
Developed as a world class economic and social system, Norway presents a unique and exemplary national case. Sustaining this level of development depends on the country’s high level educational attainment and research culture to many.
A recent report from the Minister of Research and Higher Education supports this projection. Accordingly, there will be a growing need for people with higher education until 2020.
“We will need at least 20 000 new places in Norway. Several higher education areas are important for us to develop for sustaining the welfare of our community,“ - says Minister of Research and Higher Education, Tora Aasland.
The report shows that there is a need for significant growth in training capacity at universities and colleges. Projection figures for 2020 indicate that 245 000 people will be needed on the study track.
With the new action plan in the budget, there are 18 000 more quotas for students at Norwegian universities and colleges. The investment is in excess of 2.5 billion NOK. Aasland states the report verifies the fact that education is probably the most economically profitable investment any country can make.