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Norway (Norwegian: Norge (bokmål) or Noreg (nynorsk)), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe that occupies the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula. It is bordered by Sweden, Finland, and Russia, while the United Kingdom and the Faroe Islands lie to its west across the North Sea. Norway annexed Jan Mayen and was given the sovereignty over the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard (under the Svalbard Treaty). The polar territories of Bouvet Island, Peter I Island and Queen Maud Land are external dependencies of the Kingdom of Norway, but not parts of Norway. None of these regions are covered in our analysis in this page. Norway is now amongst the wealthiest countries in the world. It is the world's third largest oil exporter after Russia and Saudi Arabia and the petroleum industry accounts for around a quarter of GDP. Norway has also rich resources of gas fields, hydropower, fish, forests, and minerals - and is a large exporter of seafood. Other main industries include food processing, shipbuilding, metals, chemicals, mining, fishing and pulp and paper products. The population of Norway is just over 4,500,000, making it similar in population to many smaller European countries and regions (e.g. Scotland). Its capital is Oslo. Norway has a Scandinavian welfare system and the largest capital reserve per capita of any nation. Norway was ranked highest of all countries in human development from 2001 to 2006, and came second in 2007 (to fellow Nordic country Iceland). Norway is a member of the European Economic Area but not of the EU.

Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Norway.

Education in Norway

For a general description of education in Norway see Education:Norway.


For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Norway.

Quality procedures

Internet in Norway

Internet in Education

Copyright law in Norway

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Norway

National OER initiatives

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives



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