Diku is the result of a merger between the Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU), the Norwegian Agency for Digital Learning in Higher Education (Norgesuniversitetet), and the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (PKU).
It is Norway’s official agency for international programmes and measures related to education.
The Agency is owned by the Ministry of Education and Research, and is also working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Commission, and the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Diku aims to promote quality in universities and university colleges, tertiary vocational education and artistic research through national and international incentive schemes, as well as enhance quality through internationalisation in primary and secondary education.
Headquartered in Bergen, Diku also has an office in Tromsø and a total of about 120 employees.
Temporary web sites
Our new unified web site should be ready in the beginning of 2019. Until then, you will find information about our services and activities on these web sites:
Norway’s official agency
Diku is Norway’s official agency for international programmes and measures related to education. It is commissioned by several national and international public organisations to administer programmes at all levels of education.
In addition to programme administration, Diku is responsible for promoting Norway as a cooperation and study destination, as well as providing information and advisory services within the field of internationalisation in education.
Harald Nybølet is the current Director General at Diku. Director Nybølet is a political scientist and has extensive international experience. In addition to a broad background from the EFTA Secretariat in Brussels, he has worked for OECD in Paris and for the Nordic Council of Ministers. Nybølet has also experience from the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, where he was Head of Department.
Diku is funded through assignments from:
- The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research (KD)
- The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD)
- The Nordic Council of Ministers
- The European Commission
- The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training
The official name of Diku in other languages:
- Norwegian bokmål: Diku – Direktoratet for internasjonalisering og kvalitetsutvikling i høyere utdanning
- Norwegian nynorsk: Diku – Direktoratet for internasjonalisering og kvalitetsutvikling i høgare utdanning
- Northern Sami: Diku – Alit oahpu internašunaliserema ja kvalitehtaovdáneami direktoráhtta
You can read more about SIU on our Norwegian website.