The Storting has now decided to allocate NOK 170 million to follow up students both socially and academically.
– The goal is that the educational institutions and organizations can quickly initiate or extend extra measures to help students, says Minister of Research and Higher Education Ola Borten Moe in a press release.
The organizations, universities, colleges and vocational colleges will work closely with the students on how the money can best be used locally, according to the Ministry of Education and Research:
“The institutions themselves must assess which measures and activities can best ensure academic and social follow-up of the students.”
This is how the money should be distributed:
- State universities and colleges receive NOK 82 million, which is distributed according to student numbers.
- Private colleges receive NOK 11 million. Each institution receives a basic amount of NOK 50,000, and the rest of the money is distributed according to student numbers.
- The vocational schools receive NOK 17 million. Each vocational school receives a basic amount of NOK 50,000, and the rest of the money is distributed according to student numbers.
- The student organizations receive NOK 60 million. Each organization receives a basic amount of NOK 50,000, and the rest of the money is distributed according to membership numbers. The student volunteer must be able to apply for funding from its organization for preventive work and low-threshold services.