Will strengthen the quality of Norwegian education
Diku promotes quality enhancement and innovation, international cooperation and digital learning.
Watch Director General Harald Nybølet present the new agency in this video:
Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku) is the full name of the organisation which is the result of the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU), the Norwegian Agency for Digital Learning in Higher Education (Norgesuniversitetet) and the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme becoming one organisation.
«Diku is not just a new name. It is a clear and visible reinforcement of efforts to promote quality in Norwegian education», says director Harald Nybølet.
He is pleased that the organisation now has completed the merger.
«Individually, the three organisations have for many years contributed to quality enhancement through international cooperation, digital learning and artistic research. Now we can see even more of these tools in context and take advantage of the overall expertise of our many talented employees», he says.
Diku will continue the operations of SIU, Norgesuniversitetet and the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme. In addition, the agency has received several new tasks. It is responsible for the efforts to establish a national arena for quality in higher education, and it has taken over responsibility for the prestigious scheme known as The Centres for Excellence in Education Initiative (SFU).
Diku is still responsible for internationalisation throughout the course of education, including kindergarten and primary education. The agency distributes competitive funds but is also responsible for other tasks related to developing and stimulating quality in higher education and vocational schools.
Diku has its head office in Bergen and another office in Tromsø, and it has approximately 120 employees in total.