The Law On Universities And Colleges (University And College Act)

Original Language Title: Lov om universiteter og høyskoler (universitets- og høyskoleloven)

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The law on universities and colleges (University and College Act).

Date LAW-2005-04-01-15 the Ministry the Ministry of education Recently changed law-2016-06-17-69 from 01.07.2016 Published in 2005 booklet 4 entry into force August 1st, 2005 changes the LAW-1986-07-11-53, LAW-1995-05-12-22 Announced April 1, 2005 short title University and College Act-uhl.

Chapter overview: part I. common provisions (§ § 1-1-7-7) Chapter 1. The Act's purpose and scope (§ § 1-1-1-7) Chapter 2. National body for quality in education-KUT (§ § 2-1-2-2) Chapter 3. Academic regulations-accreditation (§ § 3-1-3-11) Chapter 4. Students ' rights and duties (§ § 4-1-4-14) Chapter 5. Appeal (§ § 5-1-5-4) Chapter 6. Employment (§ § 6-1-6-7) Chapter 7. Miscellaneous provisions (§ § 7-1-7-7) part II. Private universities and colleges (§ § 8-1-8-3) Chapter 8. Miscellaneous provisions-private institutions (§ § 8-1-8-3) part III. State universities and colleges (§ § 9-1-12-4) Chapter 9. The Board (sections 9-1-9-8) Chapter 10. Principal. Managing Director (sections 10-1-10-4) Chapter 11. Employment conditions (§ § 11-1-11-3) Chapter 12. Different provisions (§ § 12-1-12-4) part IV. Miscellaneous provisions (sections 13-1-13-4) Chapter 13. Final provisions (sections 13-1-13-4) short title added by law 12 des 2008 Nr. 105 (ikr. 1 jan 2009 CISPR. 12 des 2008 Nr. 1340). -CF. the previous law may 12, 1995, Nr. 22 on universities and colleges, law 11 July 1986 No. 53 of private colleges.

Part I Chapter 1. common provisions. The Act's purpose and scope section 1-1. The purpose of this Act is intended to facilitate that universities and colleges a) offers higher education at a high international level.

b) performs research and academic and artistic development work at a high international level.

c) conveys the knowledge of your business and will disseminate understanding of the principle of academic freedom and the application of scientific and artistic methods and results, both in the teaching of students, in their own way in the business and public administration, cultural life and business.

§ 1-2. The scope of the law-universities and colleges (1) the Act applies to universities and colleges that provide education offers accredited under this Act or that have achieved accreditation, cf. section 3-1, as a) University, b) scientific College or c) College.

(2) what category the individual institution belongs to is decided by the King on the basis of a professional assessment from the national body for quality in education (KUT).

(3) the King can on the basis of a professional assessment from KUT decide that some of the rules shall apply accordingly for the other institutions.

(4) the Ministry may, after setting from the Board, adopting that it can be done deviations from the law and the regulations of the law in connection with the tidsavgrensede educational or organizational effort.

(5) the Act applies to universities and colleges with business in the Kingdom. The law applies to Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands for as far as nothing else is determined by the King. The King can establish special rules under consideration for the on-site conditions.

(6) the law does not apply to activities that are performed outside the realm. The King may decide that such business still will be encompassed in whole or in part by the provisions of the law.

(7) after the agreement with the foreign State or international organization can the scope be expanded or curtailed on specific issues.

§ 1-3. Institutions ' business universities and colleges will work to promote the Act's purposes by: a) offer higher education that is based on the top-most in research, professional and artistic development work and experiential learning.

b) conduct research and academic and artistic development work.

c) managing resources effectively and supplied the actively seek the donation of external resources.

d) help to spread and disseminate results from research and academic and artistic development work.

e) contribute to the innovation and value creation based on results from research and academic and artistic development work.

f) to facilitate the institution's staff and students can participate in the social debate.

g) help ensure that Norwegian higher education and research follows the international front and the development of research higher education offers.

h) collaborate with other universities and colleges and similar institutions in other countries, local and regional social and working life, public administration and international organizations.

in) offer after-and further education within the scope of the institution.

section 1-4. Particular responsibility for certain institutions (1) universities and colleges have a particular responsibility for basic research and research training within the areas in which they assign a doctoral degree.

(2) the University of Bergen, University of Oslo, University of Tromsø, Norway's Arctic University, the Norwegian University of science and the University of Stavanger has a distinctive national responsibility to build, operate and maintain the museums with the scientific collections and public exhibitions. The Ministry may give closer to the regulation on cooperation and Division of labour between the universities in this area.

(3) the Ministry may grant individual institutions a special national responsibility for research or teaching on specific subject areas. In the same way the Ministry can grant individual institutions a special national responsibility to build, operate and maintain the research libraries, knowledge banks and databases as well as the museums with the scientific collections and exhibitions the audience for a particular subject areas.

(4) the Ministry may in consultation with the institution add the operation of a national common task to a specific institution, without the institution's own governing body is responsible for the academic enterprise.

section 1-5. Academic freedom and responsibility (1) universities and colleges shall promote and protect academic freedom. The institutions have a responsibility to ensure that the teaching, research and professional and artistic development work keeps a high professional level, and is exercised in accordance with recognized scientific, art, educational and ethical principles.

(2) universities and colleges have otherwise the right to design their own academic and verdimessige basis within the framework laid down in or pursuant to the law.

(3) universities and colleges may not be given orders or instructions about a) learn the content of teaching and the content of the research or in the artistic and professional development work b) individual appointments or appointments.

(4) The providing teaching at the institution under this Act have an independent professional responsibility for the content and arrangement of this within the framework that the institution sets out or imposed by law or pursuant to law.

(5) the employee in the position where the research or academic or artistic development work are included in the labor, have the right to choose the subject and method of their research or their development work within the framework of the employment relationship or special deal.

(6) universities and colleges shall ensure transparency on results from research or academic or artistic development work. The employee in the position as stated in the fifth paragraph has the right to publish their results and to make sure that such disclosure occurs. The relevant research foundation will be provided to you in accordance with the good custom of the person subject area. The Board may consent to the risk disclosure when legitimate considerations warrant. It can not be agreed or determined lasting restrictions in the right to publish the results beyond that imposed by law or pursuant to law.

section 1-6. Quality assurance universities and colleges should have a satisfactory internal system of quality assurance to ensure and further develop the quality in education. Student evaluations will be included in the system of quality assurance.

section 1-7. Responsibility for the maintenance and further development of the Norwegian subject language universities and colleges are responsible for the maintenance and further development of the Norwegian subject language.

Chapter 2. National body for quality in education-KUT § 2-1. NOKUTs tasks and authority (1) KUT is a professional independent State administrative agency.

(2) the purpose of the NOKUTs business is to supervise the quality of higher education and college graduate, give general recognition of foreign higher education, and to encourage quality development that ensures a high international level in the educational offerings at the institutions. NOKUTs work to help ensure that the community can have confidence in the quality of Norwegian higher education, college graduate and approved foreign higher education. In his work should seek to assist KUT institutions in their development work.

(3) to accredit institutions and KUT study offers, supervise the institutions ' quality work and supervise the institutions and existing courses filling current standards and criteria for accreditation. KUT will also give general recognition of foreign education. KUT can make use of other means and carry out other measures, as far as they are in accordance with the purpose of the NOKUTs business.

(4) to conduct evaluations of KUT importance to be able to judge the quality of higher education. The Ministry may order KUT to make such evaluations. All evaluations undertaken by the KUT, are public, and KUT will contribute to that these be made known.

(5) NOKUTs decision to private institutions in the regulation can be exempted from the provisions of the administrative law Cap. Vi. (6) the Ministry may provide regulations on a) requirements for quality assurance systems and quality work b) standards and criteria for accreditation of institutions and study offers c) processing rules for NOKUTs business.


KUT can provide supplementary regulations on the same topics.

section 2-2. NOKUTs control (1) KUT is led by a Board of Directors that has the overall responsibility for the business and the decisions that KUT hit.

(2) the Board shall be appointed by the Ministry and consists of nine members. One Member shall be a student at the University or College, and one Member shall be a student at the vocational school. One Member to be appointed among employees and to have NOKUTs the right to vote in matters affecting employees ' conditions. It is going to be appointed deputy members, including individual deputies for the employees ' and students ' members. The Ministry shall appoint the Chair of the.

(3) the Board's term of Office is four years. Student members appointed for two years.

(4) members of the Board may not hold the leading position or tasks by institutions under this law.

(5) the Board of Directors hires General Manager of KUT on fixed term. Åremåls period shall be six years.

Chapter 3. Academic regulations-accreditation section 3-1. Accreditation of study offers and institutions (1) Accreditation is understood in this law as a professional judging whether a higher education institution or a student offer fill standards and criteria provided by the Ministry and KUT. Accreditation is a criteria to be able to offer higher education. Accredited courses shall be in accordance with the National qualification framework. Study offers from new providers can only be accredited if study offer at least leads to a bachelor's degree (2) NOKUTs accreditation of institutions and courses should be based on the evaluation carried out by external experts appointed by KUT.

(3) educational institutions that are accredited pursuant to section 3-3 the first and second paragraph, even across new study offers in accordance with their professional powers. Institutions ' accreditations to build on standards and criteria as mentioned in the first paragraph, and the assessment of the academic offer to be documented.

(4) If an institution finds that KUT or a study offers do not meet the stipulated standards and criteria, it should be given a deadline to correct the conditions. If the standards and the criteria still are not met, to withdraw the accreditation of the institution KUT or study the offer back.

section 3-2. Degrees, vocational degrees and titles (1) the King determines which degrees and vocational educations an institution can give, the time the individual course of study to be conducted in, and what title the degree or vocational education provides the right to. The Ministry may provide regulations on a national qualification framework and about institutions ' access to give degrees and vocational educations in collaboration with other institutions. The Ministry may provide regulations on the requirements for the higher level and whether the scope of independent work in the higher level.

(2) the Ministry may establish national plans for frame some educations.

(3) the Ministry may stipulate that it shall be held obligatory part in some national exams subjects or topics, and whether the result should be entered on the diploma.

(4) the Ministry may stipulate that certain topics up to 20 credits will be included in a degree.

(5) an institution that has the right to give a doctoral degree or equivalent, on the same subject areas to assign the degree honorary doctorate (doctor honoris causa) for significant scientific or artistic effort, or outstanding work for the benefit of the science or art.

(6) the Ministry may, by regulation or individual decisions, prohibit the use of titles such as incorrect gives the impression of being of the same character as titles protected after the first or fourth paragraph, or as a misleading way is liable to be confused with these.

(7) the who intentionally or negligently assign or use a title, alone or as a part of another title, without having the right to this after the first or fifth part of this paragraph, or in violation of the ban given in pursuance of the sixth paragraph, imposed by the Ministry that violation charge. Enterprises can be such a violation fee, even if no single person has expelled fault as described in the first sentence. The Ministry may give the regulation on issuance, size, maturity, complaint, and of the contested measure, since violation charge. Final decision on violation charge is enforceable for disbursements.

section 3-3. Professional proxies (1) Institutions that is accredited as a University, has the authority to accredit study offers institutions will offer.

(2) Institutions that is accredited as a scientific College or College, have the authority to accredit study deals they will be offering at the undergraduate level. Within the subject areas in which they can allocate the Ph.d. or equivalent, the institutions even offer to accredit study they offer at the undergraduate and graduate level. For subject areas where the institutions cannot assign doctoral degree, they must search KUT about accreditation of study offer at the graduate level.

(3) the Board of Directors determines the study plan for the professional content of the studies, including the provisions on the mandatory courses, practice and the like and if the appraisal forms.

(4) Powers after the first and the second paragraph may be withdrawn by the Ministry if the institutions do not have a satisfactory quality work that ensures the quality and cultivate the most in education.

section 3-4. General approval, KUT after application determines from individuals, about education from a foreign higher education institution or Norwegian institution that does not go into under the law, to be given general approval so that the education in the level and scope to be approved as the equal of accredited Norwegian higher education. Complaint authority can not review the assessment of the NOKUTs avlagte the level and scope.

§ 3-5. Good writing and academic approval (1) universities and colleges offering accredited studies under this Act, the credit passed topics, subjects, exams or samples from other universities and colleges offering accredited studies with the same number of credits to the extent that they meet the academic requirements for a specific examination, degree or education of the institution. The competent institution shall ensure that it not be given double value for the same subject content within the same degree.

(2) universities and colleges offering accredited studies under this Act, may provide exemptions for parts of the education on the basis of other suitable examination or trial. Documentation of real expertise can also provide the basis for the exemption. The Ministry may order the institutions to align their practice.

(3) universities and colleges that are accredited under this Act decide applications from individuals for approval of other higher education as professional being equivalent with education offered by the individual institution. Approval under this section gives the right to use the title that is set out for the education it is jevnført with.

(4) in special cases, the approval after the third paragraph be given in whole or in part on the basis of the knowledge that is documented in some other way than by examination. Try to control of the documented knowledge or additional sample taken may be required.

(5) have the responsibility to KUT convey information about the institutions ' decisions regarding the approval of the higher education after the third paragraph, and to facilitate a coordinated national practice.

(6) For the assessment of foreign doctorate in other cases than by application on the advertised position of the institution, the Board of Directors of the institution to determine that the applicant should pay a fee that covers the institution's expenses for the review.

(7) the Ministry may give the regulation on good writing, proceedings and appeals access under this section.

§ 3-6. Requirements for admission to higher education (1) the general basis for admission as a student (General admission) has been completed and passed the Norwegian secondary education with the demands of the subject composition and time distribution as the Ministry sets out. The Ministry may stipulate that also other suitable education or combination of education and professional practice shall be general admission basis. The institution shall consider whether the applicants have qualifications equal to the stipulated requirements for admission.

(2) the institutions can provide applicants who are 25 years or older in the recording year, admission to the single studies if they are on the basis of real expertise has the necessary qualifications for that course of study. The Ministry may give further rules on documentation, case management and coordination, if any.

(3) the Ministry may by regulation provide that the institutions in particular cases can make exceptions to the provision of General admission for applicants under age 25.

(4) the Ministry may by regulation exempt certain studies or subjects from the requirements for general admission.

(5) the Ministry may by regulation establish special admission requirements when the consideration of the implementation of the study make this necessary.

(6) the one that is taken up as a student at an institution under the law, have access to the open studies at the other, as long as the recording requirement is general admission and the applicant is not taken up with the legal authority of the second, third, or fourth paragraph.

(7) the Board may fix professional minimum requirements of admission to graduate studies.

§ 3-7. Student admission (1) the Ministry may give the regulation on national coordination of the recording.

(2) the Ministry may provide regulations on complaint processing and ranking of the applicants.

(3) it should be separate admission to graduate studies.

(4) the Ministry may fix the access regulation when necessary after an overall review of the education in the country.

(5) When the capacity into account or resource considerations require it, the Board may regulate the access to even the individual course of study or parts of it, within the limits and goals that will be given by the Ministry.


(6) the use of false testimony or other false documents is prohibited. The same applies for documents issued from the fake institutions. The Ministry may by regulation provide supplementary provisions on what is considered fake diplomas, fake documents and documents issued from the fake institutions under this section.

(7) If an institution under this Act, KUT or Samordna opptak discovers that an applicant has supplied false testimony or other false documents or documents issued from the fake institutions, should the relationship be reported to the police.

(8) The who have sought admission or approval under section § 3-4 and 3-5 by the use of false testimony or other false documents or documents issued from the fake institutions, will get mentioned papers suspended and will not be granted admission or get approved education in up to one year. The decision on confiscation and the decision on the quarantine time after this decision taken by the Board itself or the institution's appeals with the two-thirds majority. Ministry or body appointed by the complaint Department, jf. section 5-1 seventh paragraph, the appeal authority.

(9) If an institution has recruited foreign students by utilizing external relay services, the institution has responsibility for a) that the students have been given satisfactory information on the studies he or she is busy, including about building the studiets, what time the study is regulated and what academic requirements.

b) that the student has received satisfactory information about the institution, including about the institution's different offers to students.

c) to be informed of the manner in which the student is recruited and on what conditions the service is offered to the student.

section 3-8. Teaching (1) academic year is normally 10 months. The Board determines the teaching dates. A full year of study is rated to 60 credits.

(2) Lectures are as a rule public. When forelesningenes art implies it, or it is set out for the appropriate copayment subjects or course of study, the Board can still decide that certain lectures are only going to be for the institution's students or certain groups of students.

§ 3-9. Exam and censorship (1) universities and colleges to make sure that the candidates ' knowledge and skills will be tested and evaluated in an unbiased and professional belongings. The review should also ensure that professional level by the relevant study. It should be the external evaluation of the assessment or the assessment arrangements.

(2) the Board shall appoint sensor by examination, trial, evaluation of the task or other review when the results are included in the diploma or recognized in character for that course of study. It should be at least two sensors, one of which at least one external, by the evaluation of the candidates ' independent work in the higher level.

(3) the oral part of the exams and trying to be public unless the consideration of the implementation of the exam or test implies something else. The Board may make exceptions from the rule of public examinations in each case after the wishes of the person in question exam candidate, when weighty reasons speak for it.

(4) the rating will be released within three weeks unless particular reasons make it necessary to use more time. The Board itself can make exceptions for individual exams and can in the temporary regulation after the seventh paragraph fix a longer time limit when it is not possible to provide the number of qualified examiners needed to get through the censorship in three weeks. The Board itself can by regulation after the seventh paragraph fix longer deadline for thesis and the corresponding larger written work.

(5) at the new content ratings after § § 5-2 and 5-3 is used at least two new sensors, of which at least one remote. Change can be done both to favor and for complaints detriment. If the final character is determined on the basis of both written and spoken test and complainant wins the dispute in the complaint on the censorship of the written part of the exam, the new oral test to the determination of the final grade.

(6) Review the expression by the examination, trial, evaluation of the task or other consideration will be pass/fail or a graded scale with five steps from A to E for passing and F for fail.

(7) the Board even provides regulations on the issue of and conduct of exams and tests, including criteria to go up to the exam or try again and for access to the new practice period and the provisions on oppmelding and conditions for oppmelding. For educations with national framework plans established pursuant to section 3-2 the second paragraph needs to take these regulations any general provisions about the exam and censorship as provided in the framework plan. The Board may delegate to the Department or the base unit to provide supplementary rules on conditions that are specific to the individual exam.

section 3-10. The right to go up to the exam (1) the one that meets the requirements for admission, jf. § 3-6, and other requirements to move up to the exam in that subject or course of study, have the right to go up to the exam. This also applies to students who are not concerned by the subject or study.

(2) Oppmelding under this section may be refused if the applicant has not followed mandatory teaching or implemented mandatory practice.

(3) the Board provides regulations on the access to go up to the exam, and can determine the specific registration deadline for candidates that go up to the exam without having to be admitted as a student.

(4) the Board may determine that the exam candidates who are not admitted as students to study, should pay a fee that covers the institution's merutgifter by keeping the examination for this group or any copayment set out for the study or the subject. The Ministry may provide regulations under this section if the copayment.

section 3-11. Diplomas (1) the institution of education diploma completed're preparing. At the same time to the utferdiges Diploma Supplement. KUT can give guidelines for the content of the Diploma Supplement.

(2) the who have not completed the education, on request be provided transcript for the exams or tests that he or she has passed.

(3) a candidate who goes up to the examination under section 3-10 the first paragraph, second sentence, it shall be entered on the diploma or transcript if a candidate's knowledge and skills are tested in a different way than for students who are taken up by the study.

(4) it shall be disclosed in the diploma if the education is given in collaboration with other institutions, see. § 3-2 the first paragraph.

(5) the institution shall assign authorization for health personnel in connection with the issuance of diplomas, to the extent set out in the regulation provided in pursuance of the law 2. July 1999 No. 64 on health personnel, etc.

Chapter 4. Students ' rights and duties section 4-1. Student body (1) Students at universities and colleges can create a student body to attend to students ' interests and promote the students ' views to the institution's Board of Directors. Similarly, students at the individual department or base unit create student body for this.

(2) at the elections to the body as mentioned in the first paragraph shall be held among the students, the URN scheme unless it is determined in the unanimously held something else. A decision about the other choice arrangement than urn scheme applies only for the first subsequent election.

(3) the institution to facilitate so that student bodies can drive his work in a satisfactory way. The scope of the Organization to be specified in an agreement between the institution and the top student body.

(4) Student bodies should be heard in all matters that concern the students at that level.

§ 4-2. Educational plan Between the institution and the students raised the study of 60 study points scope or more, it should be worked out an educational plan. Educational plan shall contain provisions on the institution's responsibilities and obligations to the student, and the student's obligations to the institution and fellow students. The Ministry may provide regulations on the content of the educational plan.

section 4-3. Learning environment (1) the Board has the overall responsibility for the students ' learning environment. The Board shall, in cooperation with the student samskipnadene, add conditions conducive to a good study environment and work to improve student welfare at the institution.

(2) the Board has responsibility for the learning environment of the institution, including the physical and psychological working environment, are fully justifiable from an overall assessment of the consideration of students ' health, safety and welfare. In the design of the physical work environment should, as far as is possible and reasonable, be provided a) that premises, entry ways clear, stairs, etc. are sized and decorated for the business that is run.

b) that the premises have good light and sound conditions and proper in climate and air quality.

c) that the premises are maintained and is clean and tidy.

d) that its premises are decorated so that the unfortunate physical strain for the students to be avoided.

e) that the business is planned so that injuries and accidents be prevented.

f) that technical devices and equipment is provided with protective devices and are maintained so that students are protected against damage to life and health.

g) that the premises, and entry ways clear sanitary, technical devices are designed in such a way that disabled people can study at the institution.

h) that the learning environment is geared for students of both sexes.

in the learning environment) that is designed on the principle of universal design.

The Ministry may by regulation provide supplementary provisions on requirements for the learning environment.


(3) of the institution should be a learning environment selection that will contribute to that the provisions in the first and second paragraph are carried out. The Committee shall participate in the planning of actions regarding the learning environment, and carefully follow the evolution in questions that concern the students ' safety and welfare. The Board may ascribe to selection is also other tasks. Learning environment the selection to be held informed of complaints that the institution receives from students regarding the learning environment. Learning environment selection can give statements about these conditions. Learning environment the selection to be made familiar with the toppings and other individual decisions that the Labour Inspectorate hit. Learning Environment Committee reports directly to the Board, and shall report each year on the institution's work with the learning environment. The students and the institution should have the same number of representatives each in the pool. The Committee selects each year the head alternately among the institution's and the students ' representatives.

(4) the institution's work with the learning environment should be documented and be included as a part of the institution's internal system for quality assurance pursuant to section 1-6.

(5) the institution shall, so far as is possible and reasonable, adding the study situation for students with special needs. The Organization must not lead to a reduction of the academic requirements which are set by the individual course of study.

(6) the Labour Inspectorate oversees that the requirements of the second paragraph is met. Working Environment Act Chapter 18 about supervision and coercive etc. also applies as far as appropriate. The Ministry may provide regulations with complementary provisions on supervision and coercive means to promote compliance with this section.

§ 4-4. The students ' representation in the institution's organs (1) students should have at least 20 percent of the members of all the collegiate body that granted in decision making. Where this does not account for more than one Member, students will have the right to meet with a student with additional voice-and the proposal right.

(2) the provision in the first paragraph can be waived if the delegating authority unanimously decides otherwise.

§ 4-5. The right to parental leave (1) a student that gets children during the studies, to be given the right to leave from their studies during pregnancy and to care for children. In the leave period, the student is still the status as a student of the institution and has the right to resume their studies at the similar level as before the leave. A student who is pregnant, has the right to deferred exam if the exam date is in the period between three weeks before the match schedule and six weeks after birth. The father has the right to deferred exam if the exam date is in the period of two weeks after the birth. Institutions can give further provisions on deferred examination. The provisions of the Working Environment Act § § 12-1 to 12-5 and § 12-7 applies so far they fit.

(2) universities and colleges should facilitate that students who are on leave after the first paragraph, can resume their studies as soon as possible after completing the leave of absence.

section 4-6. The students ' confidentiality a student who in the study the context you find out about someone's personal circumstances, confidentiality for the rules that apply to professionals of the person life area. The institution shall work out confidentiality Declaration which must be signed by the students this is news to.

section 4-7. Cancellation of the exam or test (1) Board itself or the institution's appeals, jf. section 5-1, can cancel the exam or trial or approval of the course if the candidate a) using false testimony or other form of fraudulent behavior have acquired access to go up to the competent examination or trial, or to participate in that course, or b) intentionally have tried to cheat or intentional or grossly negligent have cheated in connection with the implementation of the , or prior to the final censorship of, the person in question exam or trial, or during the implementation of the course.

(2) the Board or the institution's appeals, jf. section 5-1, can cancel the good writing or approval of education, or exemption for the examination or trial, if the candidate has achieved this by using false testimony or other form of fraudulent behavior.

(3) decision on cancellation after the first and the second paragraph may be appealed to the Ministry or complaint body appointed by this, cf. section 5-1 seventh paragraph.

(4) access to the cancellation does not expire.

(5) after the decision on the cancellation or, pliktes diplomas or transcript relinquished the institution. Will not be the diploma or transcript relinquished the institution in due time, this can require namsmannens help to return in accordance with the rules of the Enforcement Act, chap. 13. (6) If the diploma can form the basis for authorization for the professional practices of the institution shall give notice of the cancellation to the competent authority.

§ 4-8. Exclusion and expulsion (1) a student who, despite written warning from the Board repeatedly acting in a way that seems grossly disturbing for medstudenters work or for the business of the institution or, after the decision of the Board itself or the institution's appeals, jf. section 5-1, bortvises from specific areas of the institution for up to one year. If a student after the written warning from the Board still does not respect such expulsion, the Board itself or the institution's appeals, jf. section 5-1, ban him or her from the study and deprived of the right to move up to the exam by institutions under this law for up to one year.

(2) a student who has performed roughly wrongful in such a way that it is created danger for life or health of patients, users, kindergarten children, students or others that the student has to do with that part in clinical teaching or practice studies, or who is guilty in the rough violations of professional secrecy or in grossly indecent behaviour towards these, after the decision of the Board itself or the institution's appeals , jf. section 5-1, excluded from studies with clinical teaching and practice studies and deprived of the right to go up to the examination in these studies by institutions under this law for up to three years. The institution shall inform the social and helsedirektoratet1 about the exclusion for this option when it comes to students who follow the educations that can trigger the right to the authority after the helsepersonelloven section 48 the first paragraph.

(3) a candidate who has performed as described in section 4-7 in the first or second paragraph, or intentionally have contributed to this, by decision of the institution's appeals, jf. section 5-1, is suspended from the institution and deprived of the right to move up to the exam by institutions under this law for up to one year. How to access to the exclusion does not apply to research fellows employed by Licentiate institution made by.

(4) the decision on expulsion or exclusion requires two-thirds majority. Decision on such a response may be appealed by the student under the rules of administrative law. Ministry or complaint body appointed by this, cf. section 5-1 seventh paragraph, the appeal authority.

(5) the candidate has the right to let them assist of a lawyer or other spokesperson on a case of expulsion or exclusion is raised, possibly from the written warning after the first paragraph is given. The expenses of this covered by the institution, after the rate determined by the regulation on fees from the public to the lawyers, etc. December 3, 1997 No. 14412 Find Board itself or the institution's appeals, jf. section 5-1, that it is used longer than what is reasonable and necessary, salæret be set down. Decision on fees reduction can be appealed to the Ministry or complaint body appointed by this, cf. section 5-1 seventh paragraph.

section 4-9. Exclusion due to fraudulent conditions-police certificate (1) in studies where students can come into contact with minors as part of clinical teaching or practice studies, it is required that the students put forward police certificate as mentioned in the police register Law § 39 the first paragraph, by admission to or along the way in the study.

(2) if it is given special rules about police certificate for certain types of professional practicing, comes to these equivalent for students who participate in practice studies or clinical teaching.

(3) The who are convicted of relationship which implies that he or she must be considered unfit to participate in the work with patients, users, kindergarten children, students or others, is suspended from practice studies or clinical teaching where such participation must be considered irresponsible because of the contact the student get with these in this regard.

(4) the accused or charged with a criminal offence relative as discussed in police registry Law § 39 the first paragraph or in the police certificates pursuant to the second paragraph, is suspended from practice studies or clinical teaching to the enforceable judgment exists or the case is shelved, if this is necessary due to security or management environment for patients, users, children, students or others that the student will come in contact with in this regard.

(5) the institution's appeals, jf. section 5-1, determines, after the opinion of the institution, whether the student should be denied the right to participate in clinical teaching or practice studies. Administrative law section 42 applies accordingly.

(6) Ministry or body appointed by the complaint this, cf. section 5-1 seventh paragraph, the appeal authority for the Committee's decision.

(7) the student has the right to let them assist of a lawyer or other spokesperson from the case for exclusion from clinical teaching or practice studies are raised by the institution's appeals. The expenses of this covered by the institution in accordance with § 4-8 fifth paragraph.

(8) the Ministry provides regulations on case management by exclusion due to criminal matters.

section 4-10. Exclusion after skikkethets review (1) the King can fix that in some educations to the institution consider whether the individual student is fit for the profession. Skikkethets assessment shall be conducted throughout the study.


(2) the diplomas for completed education assumes that the student is considered fit for the profession.

(3) the Board or the institution's appeals, jf. section 5-1, after setting a separate Committee from the skikkethets adopt that a student is not fit for the profession. A student who is not fit for the profession, excluded from the study.

(4) Decision that a student is not fit and whether exclusion, get together with at least two-thirds majority. The decision may be appealed by the student under the rules of administrative law. Ministry or complaint body appointed by this, cf. section 5-1 seventh paragraph, the appeal authority.

(5) the student has the right to let them assist of a lawyer or other spokesperson from issue is raised in the skikkethets Committee. The expenses of this covered by the institution in accordance with § 4-8 fifth paragraph.

(6) Ministry regulations on the review gives skikkethets in the specific educations.

section 4-11. The Court trial of the decision on expulsion or exclusion (1) students can bring the decision on expulsion, exclusion and skikkethets rating for trial by the District Court in the judicial district the institution's administration has its seat. Such an action must be brought within three months after the final decision.

(2) the settlement be made. not brokerage The institution covers all fees by the lawsuit for the District Court, including fees to the plaintiff's lawyer, in accordance with § 4-8 fifth paragraph.

(3) the Court may try all aspects of the decision.

section 4-12. Register for information exchange about the locked-out students (1) registry for the locked-out students (RUST) is a public owned registry to ensure effective information exchange. The information in the register shall be made available to universities, colleges, Samordna opptak and KUT when the information is necessary for their business. The purpose of the register is to prevent a candidate or applicant who have lost their rights as a result of the resolutions mentioned in the second paragraph, such rights by another institution.

(2) universities and colleges to record information in the registry about the decision under section 3-7 eighth paragraph, section 4-8 the first to the third paragraph and section 4-10, third paragraph, which has consequences for admission to study and the right to go up to exams at other institutions. When the vedtakets period has expired, to information about the decision will be deleted from the registry.

(3) the Ministry determines the regulations about the registry, including what information should be recorded and the rules on the processing of the information.

§ 4-13. The degree philosophiae doctor (1) the institution can adopt the forced shutdown of the doctoral education at scientific misconduct after research ethics law § 5 the second paragraph. Ministry or complaint body appointed by this, cf. section 5-1 seventh paragraph, the appeal authority for decisions on force quit after this paragraph.

(2) the institution can also adopt the forced shutdown of the doctoral education when a candidate essentially do not meet their obligations under the doctoral agreement. The institution's appeals are complaint authority for decisions on force quit after this paragraph.

(3) by cheating on the exams or tests along the way in the doctoral institution can consider whether these should be canceled under section 4-7 the first paragraph, or if the relationship is so severe that it provides the basis for force quit after the first and second paragraph.

(4) by complain of not approved doctoral dissertation to complain are managed by the institution's appeals.

(5) the Board of Directors determines regulations for doctoral education, including rules on force quit.

§ 4-14. National vitnemåls and character portal (1) national vitnemåls-and character portal is a service for digital, time-limited disclosure of diplomas and grades. The purpose of the system is to ensure truthful information about diplomas and grades and to prevent the use of counterfeit diplomas and transcripts. The portal is owned by the State through the Ministry.

(2) in the portal will identity information such as birth number, D-number and identifying information relating to the educational institution, be obtained automatically, regardless of whether the portal is taken in the use of the information applies to. Diplomas and grades will only be collected from educational institutions when the portal is taken in the use of the information applies to. The information applies, determines who can access the information in the portal, what information they have access to, and for what period of time.

(3) the Ministry is responsible for vitnemåls management and National character of the portal. The Ministry provides regulations on the portal, among other things, about what information should be recorded and the processing of the information.

Chapter 5. Complaint section 5-1. Appeals and special national appeal body (1) universities and colleges to create an appeals to process complaints of individual decisions and, after the Board's decision, other appeals for the candidates.

(2) the Appeals Board shall have five members with individual deputies. The leader and deputy leader will fill for the statutory requirements for team judges. Leader and Deputy for the leader should not be employed by the institution. Two of the members must be students.

(3) the representatives of the institution's owner or a member of the institution's Board of Directors may not be a member of the Complaints Committee.

(4) Complaints Committee when the leader is vedtaksfør or Deputy for the Chairman and two other members are present.

(5) the complaint Committee's decision in the complaint could not be appealed.

(6) the Ministry may provide regulations on proceedings in the complaint.

(7) the Ministry may create special national complaint body that should handle complaints of individual decisions for specific regions and of decisions after offentleglova.

section 5-2. Complain of formal errors by examination (1) the one that has been up to the examination or trial, can complain of formal errors within three weeks after he or she is or should have been familiar with the circumstances that justify the complaint. Such a complaint must be filed for the institution. The institution can establish shorter than three weeks complaint deadline by not passing forprøve. Complaint deadline cannot be shorter than one week.

(2) if it is committed errors that may have had significance for the candidate's achievement or grade of this, should the rating decision is revoked. If the error can be corrected by new censorship of submitted works, the new content ratings. In the opposite case, held new exam or test with new sensors. Karakterfast setting by the new content ratings under this section may be appealed according to the rules in section 5-3.

(3) is justification for the requirement or complain of karakterfast setting set forth, running complaint deadline under this section from the candidate has received the rationale or final decision of the appeal.

(4) Find the institution or authority that the complaint is made formal errors, and it is reasonable to assume that this could have had significance for one or more nominees ' achievement or evaluation of this, it can be determined that the new content ratings or held new examination or trial.

(5) the Board itself or the institutions ' appeals, jf. section 5-1, the complaint authority for the institution's decision under this section.

section 5-3. Complain of karakterfast setting-right to grounds (1) the candidate has the right to have a justification for karakterfast settings of their achievements. By oral examination or evaluation of practical skills need to claim for such grounds be filed immediately after the character is supplied. By other evaluation must claim for justification, if the candidate gets communicated the character electronically and can make claims about the grounds in a similar way, be made within one week from the grade were announced. By different type of announcement must claim for justification be made within one week from the candidate had knowledge of the character, yet not more than three weeks from the grade were announced.

(2) Justification should normally be given within two weeks after the candidate has requested this. In the rationale should be accounted for the General principles that are added to the reason for the assessment and for assessing the candidate's achievement. Justification be given oral or written after sensors choice.

(3) if it is given the written directions for judgment, should these be available to candidates after the ratings are determined.

(4) a candidate may complain in writing of the character for their own achievements within three weeks after the exam score is announced. New moderation should then be undertaken. At the new content ratings to the sensors do not get the original character, sensors justification for this or the student's grounds for the complaint. Is the requirement of grounds for karakterfast setting or complain of formal errors by task requirements, exam completion of the winding up or the assessment put forward, running complaint deadline under this section from the candidate has received the rationale or final decision of the appeal. By the use of ongoing assessment can determine whether the institution the candidate should put the complaint after consideration of the separate trial, task, or other consideration, or whether the complaint should be filed when the result from the subject, topic or subject group is announced.

(5) Evaluation of oral performance and assessment of practice studies or similar which by its nature does not verify, can not be appealed. Forprøver can only be appealed when the test is not passed. The institution may, if the sens your time be announced no later than when the forprøven will be held, determine shorter than three weeks the appeal deadline by not passing forprøve. Complaint deadline cannot be shorter than one week.

(6) Karakterfast setting by the new content ratings under this section may not be appealed.

§ 5-4. Centre for international education

(1) Center for internationalization of education (SIU) is a national competence and information center that will work to coordinate and promote the international educational cooperation throughout the educational course. SIU is administratively subject to the Ministry.

(2) individual decisions about the allocation of funds as SIU fatter, be appealed to the governing body that has delegated decision-making authority. Appellate body cannot overrule SIUs discretionary reviews.

(3) the Ministry may provide regulations on SIUs case management, mandate, organization and other administrative matters.

Chapter 6. The employment section 6-1. In General, hiring and more by institutions under this law applies the General rules in the Working Environment Act and allowed 4. March 1983 Nr. 3 about the State's officials and more, with the special rules imposed by this law.

§ 6-2. Equality universities and colleges to work actively, targeted and systematic for equality between the sexes for all categories of positions at the institution.

section 6-3. The announcement of and employment in educational and research scientist positions (1) employment in teaching and research posts be made by the Board of Directors, or by Board's decision of subordinate body or one or more of the employment selection. Even the composition of the Board sets out the employment selection. Students should be represented in the employment body, if not the Board unanimously decides otherwise.

(2) Employment Agency post even teaching and research positions. If one sex is clearly under-represented within the relevant position category of the person subject to those who are of this gender especially are invited to apply.

(3) employment in teaching and research posts going on on the basis of setting. Setting happens out from an expert evaluation by the job description that is given in the announcement and deliberation. Employment agency can determine that in addition to be conducted interview, try lectures or other samples. Employment agency can in special cases determine that the requirement for an expert evaluation can be waived for teaching and research positions that are not the first positions or professor positions. When an expert evaluation, to both genders be represented among the experts. The emphasis on equality considerations when hiring. In positions where there are claims about the educational qualifications, it should be made a separate assessment of whether the applicants meet these. The Board further gives rules on judging, jf. still, the sixth paragraph.

(4) when the special reasons for it, the Board may make employment in teaching and research posts without prior announcement. Such employment may not be made if more than one member of the Board opposes this.

(5) the Board determines who should even adjust and sets out the modalities for setting, and more.

(6) the Ministry may give the regulations on the procedure and criteria for employment or promotion in the teaching and research position.

section 6-4. Employment on fixed term (1) Employment on fixed term can be used for: a) principal b) Chief Executive Officer c) prorektor d) head of the Department and the base unit e)-f) Postdoctoral positions g) Fellows h) scientific assistants in) specialist candidates j) educational and research scientist positions when creative or performing artistic competence is an essential element in the competence requirement k) position on innstegsvilkår (2) Åremåls period under subsection letters a , c, and d, shall be four years. No one can be employed on fixed term for letters a and c in a continuous period of more than eight years, and not more than twelve years after the letter d. When particular reasons for it, the Ministry, at the suggestion of the Board, fix a different period than åremåls four years.

(3) Åremåls period for the employees referred to in the first paragraph the letters b and j, can be four to six years. No one can be employed on fixed term after this provision in a continuous period of more than twelve years.

(4) For positions after the first paragraph of the letters f to give the Ministry regulations on the duration, scope and the nature of their content, and about the access to renew the employment relationship. The Ministry may give the regulation on calculation of service time for the fellows after the servant law sections 9 and 10.

(5) For positions after the first paragraph, LITRA k Ministry can fix regulations on conditions for hiring in the position and duration. Achieved the established competence requirements, he or she should be hired for a permanent job at the end of the åremåls period.

section 6-5. Temporary employment in educational and research scientist positions (1) if it is to real teaching and research position at a higher education institution have not signed up seeking that for fixed terms or employment Government review is clearly eligible for permanent employment, and it is not likely that the eligible applicant will sign up at the new announcement, yet an applicant be hired for limited time when: a) the possibility of time-limited employment is mentioned in the announcement , and b) he or she, by employment review, the PNA has conditions to acquire the necessary qualifications during the employment period.

The hiring authority sets out the employment period, which must not last over three years. Employment period can be extended, however with the time it takes to get carried out a proper assessment of the person's qualifications, but not beyond six months. The time period can then not be extended, and new time-limited employment of that person also can not happen. By the end of the employment period, they claim to be considered for permanent employment before the position announced on the new.

(2) if it has not been possible to get applicants that meet the competence requirements for employment after the first paragraph, and it's because of the educational situation is absolutely necessary to make employment, can it be made temporary employment for up to three years and six months in the lower position that he or she meets the competence requirements of.

(3) that he or she is entitled leaves of absence on by law or collective agreement, should be excluded in the calculation of the period of employment under this section.

section 6-6. Special rules for certain types of bistillinger That can be used temporary employment for up to 20 percent of the teaching and research position. It can be hired on fixed term in bistilling. Åremåls periods can be from two to six years. The Ministry may provide regulations on the duration and conditions for the resignation.

section 6-7. All rights reserved to the use of certain job titles (1) job title professor can only be used for positions at the highest scientific or artistic level at universities and colleges that have accreditation as an institution or for individual studies under this Act. The Ministry may decide that other titles on teaching and research positions to be given similar protection.

(2) if the other institution KUT confirms that, which does not come under this law, offers higher education and perform research or artistic development work of similar level in one or more areas of expertise, the Ministry can decide that the professor title and other protected title can be utilized by such institution. Assessment of qualifications should substantially be the same as at the institution that goes under this law.

(3) The who has had position with protected title after the first paragraph for at least ten years, or that the service will be for shorter time retired from such a position, have the right to use the title.

(4) the who is dismissed or fradømt his position, do not have the right to use the protected title.

(5) The who intentionally or negligently uses a protected title, alone or as part of the title, is punishable by fines.

Chapter 7. Miscellaneous provisions section 7-1. Copayment (1) State universities and colleges may not require copayment from students for mainstream education programs leading to a degree or professional training. The Ministry may in special cases, on application, approve exceptions to this provision.

(2) Private universities and colleges should leave the Government operating grants and copayment from the students get the students to good. Institutions that receive State grants, may not give financial gain or otherwise transfer the profit to the owner or its related.

(3) the Ministry may fix regulations on universities and høyskolers access to take copayment from the students and about the access to collect other expenses related to the studies.

section 7-2. Protection of the universiteters and høyskolers own name (1) the King determines the name for State universities and colleges. Private universities and colleges determine its name. even Universiteters and høyskolers own name to describe the institutional category institution belongs to. The institution's own name will be registered in the device registry.

(2) the Only institution which is accredited as a scientific College or University can use such designation. The term College can only be used by institutions that is accredited as a college or that is accredited to offer single studies under this Act. The one that does not have accreditation under this Act, may not make use of marketing which gives the incorrect impression to have such accreditation.

(3) the Ministry may, by regulation or individual decisions, prohibit the use of institutional designation or name as incorrect gives the impression of having such approval, or which is liable to be confused with a designation referred to in the second paragraph.

(4) the Ministry may upon application for established give dispensation compound designations which are not liable to be confused with the terms mentioned in the second paragraph. The Ministry determines what designations will use the other institutions on the language.


(5) the designation University Hospital can only be used by the business that is approved as University Hospital after further rules set forth with the legal authority of the specialist health service law § 4-1.

(6) the one that intentionally or negligently uses a protected institution designation in violation of this paragraph, imposed by the Ministry that violation charge. Enterprises can be such a violation fee, even if no single person has expelled fault as described in the first sentence. The Ministry may give the regulation on issuance, size, maturity, complaint, and of the contested measure, since violation charge. Final decision on violation charge is enforceable for disbursements.

section 7-3. Licensed as certified translator (1) the Ministry give licence as a Chartered translator. The Ministry may provide regulations on the terms and conditions attached to such a licence. The title chartered translator can only be used by the granted licence in accordance with this provision.

(2) the contrary to the provision in the first paragraph the intentional or negligent use such title, alone or as part of the title, is punishable by fines.

section 7-4. Employees in scientific collection the one that is employed at Scientific Assembly must not without the consent of the Board keep their own collections of the same or similar nature, or at their own expense conduct trade or trade with issues that belong to such a collection.

§ 7-5. The base material for almanacs University of Oslo should prepare the astronomical basis needed for release of the almanacs and calendars in Norway.

section 7-6. Relationship to other legislation (1) the provisions on confidentiality in administrative law § § 13 to 13 apply to universities and colleges.

(2) decision of general approval under section 3-4, good writing and academic approval under section 3-5, admission of students pursuant to section § 3-6 and 3-7, the right to go up to the examination under section 3-10, the right to deferred examination under section 4-5, cancellation of the exam or test pursuant to section 4-7, expulsion and exclusion under § § 4-8 to 4-10, forced the closing of doctoral education pursuant to section 4-13 and complain of formal errors by examination under section 5-2 , is considered to be individual decisions by administrative law. The same applies to decisions about censorship under section 3-9 and complain about the karakterfast setting under section 5-3.

(3) universities and colleges to be considered public bodies by law 9. June 1978 No. 451 of equality between the sexes (the equality law) § 21.

section 7-7. Reporting to the database for scientific publishing (1) this provision is intended to facilitate the use of the personal identification number that uniquely identifying the basis upon registration of scientific publications in a national database for scientific publications.

(2) the provision here applies to universities and colleges, regional health enterprises and institutes that receive public results-based financing of research based on the use of indicators for scientific publishing. This provision applies for health companies and other institutions which are included in the national system for the measurement of research activity in the regional health authorities.

(3) as far as statutory confidentiality do not preclude it, Ministry by regulation or individual decisions issue orders to the institutions referred to in the second paragraph, to report to the database for scientific publishing name and national identity number for authors of scientific publications of the institution. Birth numbers should only be available for the processing responsible, data processor and the one that is registered. The Ministry may give the regulation with rules on how the reporting to take place closer.

Part II. Private universities and colleges Chapter 8. Miscellaneous provisions-private institutions section 8-1. The institution's Management Board (1) Private universities and colleges under this law will be headed by a Board of Directors that upper body.

(2) the Board shall have representatives from students and staff. The Board shall have a composition of at least five members. If the Board has more than 10 members, each of the groups students and staff have at least two members each. The requirements of § likestillingsloven1 21, cf. section 7-6, third paragraph, about the representation of both sexes, to be fulfilled within the individual constituency.

(3) it should be the greatest possible transparency of the Board's work.

section 8-2. Delegation (1) all decisions by private universities and colleges hit by other than the Board, meet after delegation from the Board of Directors and on the Board's responsibility.

(2) the Board may delegate its decision-making authority to the others by the institution to the extent that it does not follow from this law that the Board itself should take decisions, or there are other special restrictions in the access to delegate.

section 8-3. Subsidy (1) Private universities and colleges that meets the requirements of this Act oppstilles, upon application to the King feels entitled to subsidy to cover operating costs for the educations that are accredited by KUT.

(2) the Board of the private universities and colleges will each year pay the annual accounts with the account of the results of the business and the budget for the coming year.

(3) the Ministry oversees private universities and colleges that receive Government grants. The Ministry may give further provisions on the annual report and audits in the regulation.

Part III. State universities and colleges Chapter 9. The Board of Directors section 9-1. Responsibility for the institution's business (1) the Board is the highest governing body of the institution. It is responsible for the professional high-quality business and that the institutions are operated efficiently and in accordance with the laws, regulations and rules that apply, and the frames and the target given by the superior authority.

(2) all decisions of the institution hit by other than the Board, meet after delegation from the Board of Directors and on the Board's responsibility. The Board may delegate its decision-making authority to the others by the institution to the extent that it does not follow from this law that the Board itself should take decisions, or there are other special restrictions in the access to delegate.

section 9-2. The Board's tasks (1) the Board shall draw up the strategy for the institution's educational and research activities and other academic activities and make plans for the professional development in accordance with the objectives that are given by the superior authority for the sector and the institution.

(2) the Board shall determine the goal and score requirements and is in charge of that institution's financial resources and the property is in the possession in accordance with the provisions of this given by the superior authority, and after the prerequisites for assigned appropriations or other binding decision.

(3) the Board shall oversee the daily management of the business. The Board shall fix the instructions for the institution's daily management.

(4) the Board determines the internal organization, even the enterprise at all levels. The Organization must ensure that the students and the staff are heard.

(5) the Board shall each year, after further guidelines issued by the Ministry, releasing the annual accounts with the account of the results of the business and put forward proposals for the budget for the coming year.

(6) to the extent possible be transparency about the Board's work.

section 9-3. Composition of the Board (1) the Board shall have eleven members and consist of four members selected among employees in the teaching and research position, one member selected from the technical and administrative staff, two members chosen among students and four external members.

(2) the Ministry appoints one of the external Board members to be the Chair of the. If the principal is selected under section 10-2, are the principal Chair of, and step into the Board of Directors instead of one member selected from employees of the teaching and research position.

(3) the Board itself can fix another Board composition than provided for in the first paragraph. Such a decision must get together with the endorsement of at least half of the Board's members. Employees in the teaching and research position, technical and administrative staff, students and external should be adequately represented on the Board. None of these groups should have the plural form alone. § 4-4 the first paragraph applies accordingly.

(4) the Board itself can stipulate that the Board shall have a majority of external members. Such a decision must get together with the endorsement of at least two-thirds of the Board's members. Employees in the teaching and research position, technical and administrative staff and students should be adequately represented on the Board. § 4-4 the first paragraph applies accordingly.

(5) the Chairman and Board members are entitled to a reasonable remuneration for the task. Remuneration is determined by the Ministry.

(6) the Ministry may in particular cases fix a different Board composition or Board arrangement than determined in the first paragraph or set out after the third or fourth paragraph.

section 9-4. Selection and appointment of the Board (1) Board members who are employed by the institution, and deputies for these, be selected for four years. The choice is made special for the two groups employees in teaching and research position and employees of technical or administrative position.

(2) if the temporary employees in the teaching and research position make up more than 25 percent of the employees in the teaching and research position at the institution, to this group to choose one of the Board members from the staff of the teaching and research position. It should be made special options for this group. Such a Board member is elected for one year.

(3) directors from the student group, and deputies for these, are selected for one year.

(4) a Board Member will remain until new Board member is selected even if service time has expired. When specific conditions are fulfilled, a member of the Board the right to three back before the service time is up. The Board of Directors and the group who have chosen to be given control member reasonable notice.

(5) the Ministry may in particular cases extend the Board's function period and control members ' service time.


(6) Proposals to external directors and deputy members promoted by the institution's Board of Directors. For art schools promoted the suggestions of høyskolens Board of Directors and of the Norwegian Cultural Council. The Sami Parliament appoint on free basis two of the external Board members and one Deputy member by the Sámi University College. The Ministry shall appoint on free basis Chairman, unless the institution has chosen as the Chair of the principal, and other external members and numeric deputies for four years.

(7) the Board may decide that even certain posts are not selectable to the institution's Board of Directors.

(8) no term limits as a Board member if he or she has worked continuously for the task in eight years at the beginning of the new electoral period.

(9) the requirements of § likestillingsloven1 21 of representation of both sexes should be met within the individual constituency.

(10) the Board of Directors sets out the rules on even further options.

section 9-5. The obligation to accept and carry out the positions of trust (1) an employee who is elected to the Board or other positions of trust by the institution, has a duty to accept the task. The who has made service in a position of trust, has the right to exemption from re-election to this in as long as he or she has worked in the task. Deputy Board Member who has met as a member at least half the electoral period, can claim themselves exempt from choice as a member in the next period.

(2) the holder of a position of trust to resign when the applicability expires.

section 9-6. Board meetings (1) the Board shall manage the Affairs of the meeting, unless the Chair of the finding that the case can be submitted in writing or be treated in some other reassuring way.

(2) the Chair of the Board ensures that the Board hold meetings as often as needed. Member of the Board and Chief Executive Officer principal, or may require that the Board would convene. The notice of the meeting shall be made with reasonable notice.

(3) a member of the Board of Directors has a duty to meet unless he or she has valid decay.

(4) a member of the Board of Directors has a duty to participate in the negotiations and cast your vote. It may not be voted blank other than by choice.

(5) whether or not the Board of Directors for certain cases decide otherwise, has hired the principal or Chief Executive Officer the right and duty to be present and to make a statement at the Board meetings.

(6) Board of Directors ' meetings to be held for the open doors. The Board may adopt that meetings should be held behind closed doors, or that certain matters should be handled behind closed doors. The treatment of the case after other period going on behind closed doors.

(7) Board meetings chaired by the Chairman of the Board, or in his/her absence by the Board designates as the host.

(8) It shall be the Board of Directors meeting book.

section 9-7. Vedtaksførhet and majority requirements (1) the Board is vedtaksført when more than half of the members are present and voting.

(2) decisions shall be made by simple majority of those voting unless otherwise provided for in this Act. By a tie in the other matters than choice is meeting Manager's vote crucial. By a tie by choice will be determined by draw.

(3) voting in the other cases than the choice and appointment by voice characters. Voting in elections and employment should be in writing if one of the attending members requires this.

section 9-8. Access to depose the Board (1) if the Board of directors by their outlines further the institution's business brings in danger, the King in Council depose the Board and appointing a temporary control until the new Board is selected and appointed.

(2) the King in Council may dismiss a Board member if especially weighty reasons speak for it, or special circumstances jeopardize the confidence to control the Member.

Chapter 10. Principal. Executive Director § 10-1. Principal (1) the principal shall be hired on fixed term unless the principal is selected under section 10-2. The Board even make the announcement and the employment of the principal. The hiring process is to ensure that the principal has academic and managerial legitimacy, and that students and staff are heard. The Board determines whether it should be given preference, and who's going to adjust.

(2) the principal is the General Manager of the institution's academic and administrative activities in accordance with the framework and order as the Board determines.

(3) the principal is the Secretary of the Board and shall, in consultation with the Chair of the prepare and give tilrådning in the issues that will be presented to the Board. The principal has the right to participate in the meetings of all the institution's controls, advice and selection.

(4) the principal is responsible for the implementation of the Board's decision, and that the allocation of resources and property happens in accordance with the resolutions that are hit by the Board.

(5) the principal shall ensure that the Board's behalf on the overall financial and wealth management going on in accordance with the General provisions of the Ministry of Economics management and conditions for the allocation of appropriations.

(6) the principal working out and put forward to the Board the budget proposals and financial statements and keeps the Board informed about the position of reckoning in relation to the budget and other issues of importance to the institution's business.

section 10-2. Selected principal (1) the principal may be appointed by choice if the Board don't get decision on this. Such a decision must get together with the endorsement of at least half of the Board's members. Both the institution's employees and external candidates are selectable as the principal. The Board may fix closer to the rules on nomination of external candidates. If the principal is selected, the following about the principal: a) is the Chair of the Principal. The principal has on the Board's behalf the parent responsibility for and management of the institution's business and oversees this. Principal, and in its place has the right to prorektor, to participate in the meetings of all the institution's control and selection.

b) Principal determines matters to the extent these may not be exposed to the Board can come together in the meeting. The principal may also be given the authority to determine ongoing matters that should be decided before the next Board meeting, and that cannot be considered as important enough that the extraordinary meeting shall be convened. In the case of resignation or suspension can decide only the principal short term suspension in service in anticipation of the Board's discussions.

§ 10-3. The institution's Chief Executive Officer (1) if the Board has decided that the principal shall be elected pursuant to section 10-2 the first paragraph, it shall at each institution be a ceo.

(2) the Director is the Chief Executive for the overall administrative operations by institutions, within the framework the Board determines.

(3) the Director is the Secretary of the Board and shall, after consultation with the principal, prepare and give tilrådning in the matters presented for this. The Director is also, personally or by one of his subordinates, the Secretary of the other management bodies of the institution.

(4) the Director is responsible for the implementation of the resolutions adopted in the institution's management bodies, and for the allocation of resources and property in accordance with the decision made by the Board.

(5) the Director is responsible for ensuring that the overall financial and wealth management going on in accordance with the General provisions of the Ministry of Economics management and conditions for the allocation of appropriations. The Director prepares and puts forth for the annual accounts the Board of Directors and budsjettforlag1, and keeps the principal informed about reckoning position in relation to the budget and about other issues of importance to institutions ' business.

(6) is the Board, Executive Director of the school principal or doubt about a Board decision will lie within the provisions or conditions for appropriations, etc., to the Ministry to decide tvilsspørsmålet.

(7) the Director General and has an allocating authority is legitimized to draft binding document about the institutions ' properties, see. section 12-3, as far as not otherwise provided by law or stated by the competent of authority document.

§ 10-4. Principal's resignation (1) if the principal resigns before the function, time's up, new principal hired or is selected.

(2) if the institution has a prorektor, can the Board even stipulate that this takes over if the principal has maturity or resigns during enlisted the last year of the term.

Chapter 11. Employment section 11-1. Special employment provisions for State universities and colleges (1) the Board of Directors hires the Department managers and administrative leader if the Board adopts to create such positions.

(2) the Board may determine that the Department Manager to hire the head of base unit, if this is going to be hired.

(3) the employment of the head of Department, prorektor and base unit and Executive Director under section 10-3 to take place on the basis of setting from a settings selection. The Board itself determines the setting the Committee's composition and modalities regarding the setting and more students should be represented in the settings selection, if not the Board unanimously decides otherwise.

(4) when the special reasons for it, the Board can even make employment in the position as head of the Department or prorektor and base unit without prior announcement.

(5) employment in technical or administrative vacancy happens in the Employment Council appointed under the rules of the service man's law. The Board determines whether it should be one or more employment advice of the institution.

(6) if the Board hires in other administrative management position than mentioned in the third paragraph, it should happen on the basis of the setting from the principal, or the ceo if the principal is selected under section 10-2.

section 11-2. The processing rules by hiring when the Board hires, does not apply to service double the law § 4 No. 5 third period and section 5 No. 3. When another agency hires, brought cases by those provisions in the rule of decision. Requirements for service double Act 5 Nr. 3 must be made in the meeting where the employment case is processed.

section 11-3. Farewell, termination, suspension or order penalty (1) Employment Agency itself decides the case after servant law § 17 Nr. 3 about parting, termination, suspension or order penalty.


(2) For proceedings in the Board of Directors does not apply to service double act § 18 Nr. 2. When the decision will be taken by another body than the Board, cases by servant law § 18 Nr. 2 be brought in to the Board even for decision. This requirement must be made in the meeting where the decision was going to be hit.

(3) complain about the decision about parting, termination, suspension or order penalty is determined by the Ministry when the decision is made by the Board of Directors, and otherwise by the Board itself.

Chapter 12. Different provisions section 12-1. Relationship outwardly (1) the Board represents the institution faced with public authorities.

(2) the principal is the institution's legal representative, alternate and the institution's spokesperson to public authorities and the general public. In the particular case the principal can appoint Deputy in his place.

section 12-2. -Party relationship (1) State at the Ministry is party to the legal proceedings that relate to the institution's conditions, unless otherwise follows from the second paragraph.

(2) the State of the institution are party when the thing for the dispute dates from the institution's individual decisions by administrative law, and it is not allowed to appeal the decision to the Ministry or other authority outside the institution.

(3) the Ministry may decide that the State of the institution to be part also in other facts that relate to the institution.

section 12-3. Property management (1) the Board of an institution that has the administrative responsibility for their own properties, can even dispose of real estate with the Ministry's consent or by General rules given by the Ministry.

(2) the Ministry may give rules about rent and bortleie of real estate.

section 12-4. Cooperation and participation in other actions (1) an institution may, within the General guidelines set by the Ministry, create or participate in independent action, or in the company when such participation is in the interest of the institution's professional activities and for the benefit of the community. The institution must not limit its independence in scientific questions and cannot separate out their ordinary teaching and research tasks.

(2) the Ministry shall be granted annual message about the institution's participation in such cooperation and about the importance this has for the institution's other business. The Ministry may order the institution to three out of such cooperation if this is considered necessary due to the institution's primary tasks.

Part IV. Miscellaneous provisions chapter 13. Final provisions § 13-1. Entry into force the law will take effect from the time that the King decides.

section 13-2. Transitional provisions the King can give further transitional provisions.

section 13-3. Changes in other laws from the entry into force of the law be made the following changes in other laws:--section 13-4. The repeal of the older laws From the entry into force is ending the following laws: law 12. May 1995 No. 22 about the universities and Colleges Act 11. July 1986, Nr. 53 of private colleges.