NordForsk was established in 2005 by the Nordic Council of Ministers for the purpose of strengthening Nordic research. NordForsk’s key stakeholders comprise the national research councils, universities and other research-funding bodies. Together they work to identify common Nordic priorities and provide funding for research and research infrastructure.
Through the financing and administration of research programmes NordForsk brings together national research groups and promotes research activities of the highest scientific quality.
NordForsk has its headquarters in Oslo, where it is co-located with its sister organisations, Nordic Innovation and Nordic Energy Research.