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Better financial performance for research institutes in 2014

The total operating result of the institutes increased by NOK 200 million from 2013 to 2014, from NOK 15 million to NOK 215 million. “This is a very gratifying development,” says Christen Krogh, Director of the Department for Research Institute Policy at the Research Council.

Operating revenues in 2014 came to NOK 8.8 billion, a slight increase of NOK 0.3 billion, or 3.3 per cent, over 2013. The total nominal growth from 2010 to 2014 was 10 per cent.

Overall report for the institute sector 2014 (PDF-1 827.4 KB) (in Norwegian)

Annual reports for each institute category

In addition to the general report, the Research Council prepares annual reports from each of the four institute categories within the basic funding scheme:

The reports are available in Norwegian only.

A majority of the overall positive operating result comes from the technical-industrial institutes, with the research institute SINTEF performing best in this category.

Higher revenues from the Research Council and commissioned projects

The institutes’ revenues from the Research Council increased from NOK 2 359 million in 2013 to NOK 2 458 million in 2014. The basic allocation came to a total of NOK 961.5 million.

In general, revenues generated by commissions from Norwegian institutions also increased – from NOK 3 376 million in 2013 to NOK 3 505 million in 2014. Commissioned projects from trade and industry accounted for this increase. Revenues from this source increased by NOK 231 million, whereas revenues from the public administration decreased by NOK 112 million.

 

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