The Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) is an independent social science research institute, organized as a non-profit foundation. Sveinung Skule is the director.
NIFU aims to be a leading European research organization for studies of innovation, research and education at all levels. We collect, analyze and disseminate national statistics and indicators for R&D and innovation, and are active participants in statistical cooperation at European and international levels.
Our research and statistics offer a solid base from which policy makers can develop integrated knowledge policies. Through our projects and events, we aim to provide a vibrant meeting place for researchers, policymakers, the education and research sector and working life.EMPLOYEES
Sveinung Skule has been the director of NIFU since 2010. He is a graduate of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and received his doctorate at the Faculty of Economics and Industrial Management in 1994. Skule has extensive experience working with skills and educational policy, as a researcher, research manager, and department manager.