The Norwegian Programme for Capacity Building in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED) is managed by Norad. UiO participated in nine NORHED I projects 2014-19. NORHED II was launched in 2020 with projects starting in 2021.
The ENABLE project: Teaching a class where blind students are Integrated. (Photo: Bjørn Skaar)
The goal of NORHED is to build higher education and research capacities mainly in low and middle income countries (LMICs), as a means to enhance sustainable conditions conducive to societal development and poverty reduction.
The NORHED programme supports cooperation between higher education institutions in Norway and low- and middle income countries, and the projects may combine different capacity building elements like research projects, PhD- and master education and institutional/administrative capacity building activities. The programme is intended to enable flexible and long term cooperation.
The University of Oslo is Norwegian main partner in seven NORHED projects 2013-18 and is participating in two others where NTNU and the Universty of Tromsø are main Norwegian partners.
|Project title||UiO coordinator||Main partner(s)|
|Per Hetland, Department of Education||Kyambogo University, Uganda|
|Ola Erstad, Department of Education||State University of Zanzibar, Tanzania|
|Jeanette Magnus, Institute of Health and Society||Jimma University, Ethiopia|
|Espen Bjertness, Institute of Health and Society||University of Public Health, Yangon, Myanmar|
|Dan Banik, Centre for Development and the Environment||University of Malawi, Malawi|
|Anne Hellum, Department of Public and International Law||University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe|
|Janne Bondi Johannessen, Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies||Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia|
Hawassa University – PhD-programme in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
|Arnoldo Frigessi, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences||NTNU, Norway and Hawassa University, Ethiopia|
Development of a novel nursing and midwifery graduate and postgraduate training programme in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe
|Institute of Clinical Medicine||University of Tromsø, Norway and University of Malawi, Malawi|
How to cooperate with UiO in NORHED II?
At UiO project cooperation always starts with common interests among academic staff at UiO and the potential partner institution, so start discussing your project ideas with your colleagues, and then at department level.
NORHED institutional contact persons at UiO
Marit Egner, Senior Adviser, Office for Research and International Cooperation
Tine Tång Engvik, Adviser, Educational Quality Office
More information about the programme is found on the NORHED website at Norad.