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Indian-Norwegian solutions to global challenges

Research cooperation with India is a core activity in order to promote research directed towards global challenges. This was the clear consensus when close to 150 scientists, research institutions, government representatives and other interested parties came together to celebrate more than 10 years with Norwegian-Indian research collaboration in Oslo recently.

The conference "Norway India research cooperation- A vital and diverse partnership" presented important results from the research cooperation and also focused on how the research cooperation should develop in the near future. The Ambassador of Norway to India, Mr.  Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg,  flew from Delhi to participate in the first panel discussion of the conference, where he highlighted that activities related to ongoing research collaboration and the many new joint calls in 2017 are a central part of the work of the Embassy. “The broad collaboration contributes to strengthen and deepen the generally very good relationship between India and Norway,” said the Ambassador.

State Secretary in the Foreign Ministry Audun Halvorsen underlined that the Ministry had several reasons to support research collaboration with India, both foreign policy needs, India's formidable growth and the country's central role in relation to global common challenges.  In 2017, the Government will spend between NOK 120-130 million to Norwegian-Indian research collaboration. Read full information about the conference here.