About us

We are a national political initiative for opening Norwegian universities and colleges in various ways:

  • Opening the access to higher education
  • Opening institutions of higher education to a better understanding of the needs of society and working life
  • Opening universities and colleges to more flexible modes of teaching and learning by stimulating the creative and competent use of ICT.

Our agency is established and supported by the Norwegian government and the Ministry of Education and Research, who appoints the members of the Board. 

Main tasks:

  • project funding
  • generating and sharing knowledge in the field of lifelong, flexible and ICTsupported learning
  • doing analysis, surveys, evaluations and publishing reports on important issues, for example the ICT Monitor
  • passing on free of charge information about courses and lifelong learning opportunities on the web
  • being a policy advisor for the Ministry
  • arranging seminars and conferences
  • cooperating with other important and similar organizations

Our ICT Monitor:

Our ICT Monitor is a national survey on the use of ICT in the Norwegian higher education system. The survey documents both student and staff use of ICT for teaching as well as studies. It further documents the faciliation for ICT use among educational institutions, as well as the organizational and individual conditions that may influence the use of technology for teaching and study-related activities. You will find an english summary of the ICT Monitor here.

We are member of the following internationally oriented organizations:

  • European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU)
  • International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
  • European Distance Education Network (EDEN)
  • Research and Education Network (REN).
     

New organization, new name

The Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku) is a Norwegian government agency promoting quality in education through means such as international cooperation, digital learning, and artistic research.

Diku is the result of 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), being combined into one organisation as of 1 January 2018.

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’s mission

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 here and on these web sites:

siu.no

artistic-research.no