The party isn’t over yet, a cake remains (maybe)

The party isn't over yet, a cake remains (maybe)

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Karina Hundhammer writes that a long-term plan should be indicative, providing predictability and space for a long-term trend. She is excited about whether there is money left for research that will contribute to the green and digital transformation of the national budget.

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“time New tasks must be resolved as the new assignments expire. New tasks must be resolved by setting priorities.” This was Borten Moe’s message at the UHR Conference on October 4. The Minister of Higher Education and Research took the opportunity to comment on budget projections ahead of Thursday’s presentation. The topic was upcoming research policy and the revised Long-Term Plan for Research and Education Higher After yesterday’s presentation, I have more questions than answers about how best to manage research money to achieve a green and digital transformation.

a lot of spring Autumn is being used to set expectations for the 2023 budget, but also to move forward. The party is over, is the message. Since 2013, there has been a significant increase in the public use of research and development funds and much of this has gone into the higher education sector. The minister calls for better money management and an anticipation of a flatter economic curve. The government will follow up on this matter with the sector in the future. Work should be done more efficiently and temporary work should be reduced. Then one may wonder why the Government, which has introduced amendments to the Higher Education Act under consultation, has not made proposals for measures where the temporary nature of the higher education sector is the greatest. Among the temporary staff working in research the temporary nature is greatest, and not in the teaching positions that the hearing deals with.

The battle for research funding It is especially true for those in open competition, where the higher education sector, along with the rest of the Norwegian research environments, is completely dependent on a strong research council. The 1.8 billion kroner cut once at the Research Council will not be repaid over several years, if we understand the minister correctly. The bill is mainly sent to all research environments that rely on funds in the open competition. This will lead to real reductions in research in the coming years.

The 1.8 billion kroner cut once at the Research Council will not be repaid over several years, if we understand the minister correctly. The bill is mainly sent to all research environments that rely on funds in the open competition.

Karina Hundhammer, Abelia

but then finds Do we know more answers in the Long-Term Plan for Research and Higher Education?

It is in times of crisis Investing in research and education is important. The long-term plan should be indicative, provide predictability and thus leave room for long-term trend. When this plan is reviewed every four years and there is a new government to review it, it is unpredictable for the research communities anyway. The thematic areas are slightly modified, but largely maintained with some additions to respond to today’s major challenges. That the long-term plan should show the need to notify Parliament of the revision of the research regime in this parliamentary period is not particularly long-term, although this topic is certainly welcome by many. We need a strong, long-term research system that manages and takes care of research and education funds across parliamentary terms and annual budgets. It is good to hear that the process surrounding this work should be taken care of through dialogue with the research authorities. We at Abelia are happy to contribute.

When the Having said that, it doesn’t look like the long-term plan will be anything more than ambitions in a script format. The minister says clearly that this is not the time for escalation plans and big investments. So it appears that the long-term plan is a written document without financial commitments.

But what about Community missions, will you definitely be the engine of transformation in Norway?

Does not seem to like him.

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it has been Connected with the great excitement about social tasks or “tasks” that the EU established at the beginning of its new program period from 2021-2027 – that is, big investments as a transformative engine for the society in which we live. In Norway, the representatives were challenged to answer the social tasks that Norway needs in the long-term plan in the fall of 2021.

I’m not sure About whether this government has read the reports submitted at the time. They have chosen sustainable feed as a social challenge that Norway needs to solve. It will be one of the biggest investment areas for research and education in the future. The topic is of course not unimportant, but this order of priorities may have come as a surprise to many inside and outside the sector. I think an ambitious, multi-policy plan to invest in animal feed that will drive the green and digital transformation and transformation of the welfare society into the future, I think a lot of people will debate.

so we Excited about the grant proposals arriving Thursday and how this government believes future challenges will be best resolved. We must hope that there are crumbs left for research that will contribute to the green and digital transformation.

Thursday We the answer and then I wish we could say like Dillos: “The party isn’t over, there’s cake left.”

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