Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education


The Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education NIFU is an independent social science research institute, organised as a non-profit foundation.

The aim of the organisation is to be a leading European research organization for studies of innovation, research and education at all levels.  The organisation collects, analyses and disseminates national statistics and indicators for R&D and innovation, and are active participants in statistical cooperation at the European and international levels. The research and statistics collected offer a solid base from which policy makers can develop integrated knowledge policies. Through the projects and events NIFU aims to provide a vibrant meeting place for researchers, policymakers, the education and research sector and working life.

The main research areas are:

  • Primary and secondary education
  • Higher education
  • Research and innovation
  • Statistics and indicators

NIFU’s research is funded through research contracts for public and private clients, allocations from national and international research programs and a basic grant from the Norwegian Research Council.

The institute undertakes research and analysis for a number of Norwegian, Nordic and international agencies and organizations such as: the Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway, Norwegian ministries including Trade and Industry, Education and Research, Local Government and Regional Development, The European Union, The Nordic Council of Ministers, NordForsk, The OECD, and The Nordic Innovation Centre.

  • Research Institute
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Geographical focus
  • Europe
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • International; Other
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
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Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on May 20, 2012
Modified on May 20, 2012