Slight increase in man-years
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Universities and colleges - StatRes (discontinued)2005/2006



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Slight increase in man-years

From 2004 to 2006, the number of man-years in state-owned universities and university colleges rose from 26 300 to 27 800. In the same period the operating expenditure increased from NOK 20.4 billion to NOK 22.9 billion, while a stable share of 63 per cent of the operating expenditure went to compensation of employees.

From 2004 to 2006, the number of man-years rose by 5.6 per cent. In 2006, the man-years were distributed between 8 900 man-years at state university colleges, 17 200 man-years at universities, 1 200 man-years at specialised university colleges and 400 man-years at other state-owned university colleges. Where information on type of positions is available, the proportion of man-years in education, research and dissemination varied between 42 and 70 per cent. The remainder is defined as administrative positions and support positions.

Transfers from central government

In 2006, 63 per cent of the operating expenditure went to compensation of employees. The remaining operating expenditure is mostly use of goods and services, together with property expenditure. However, compensation of employees as a percentage of operating expenditure varies considerably from institution to institution. At universities, specialised university institutions and university colleges more than 62 per cent was compensation of employees, while the corresponding figure for other university colleges (colleges of the Arts and National Police Academy) was 45 per cent.

The majority of the operating revenues are transfers from central government, i.e. the Ministry of Education and Research, other ministries and central government bodies. Other sources are research funds from the Research Council of Norway, the EU etc. The proportion of central government transfers varies from 60 to 97 per cent between the educational institutions.

44.2 credit points on average

Slightly more than 201 000 students were registered in the 2005/06 academic year, i.e. those registered as students in autumn or with an exam during the academic year. But not all complete their studies within the expected time. The number of completed 60 credit point units, which indicates how many credit points a person is supposed to complete in an academic year was 124 000 in 2005/2006. 83 per cent of the registered students completed credit points during the two terms. Those who did completed 44.2 credit points on average.

63 per cent completed undergraduate degree within expected time

29 700 degrees were completed at state owned universities and university colleges in 2005/2006. 20 100 were undergraduate degrees, 8 000 were graduate degrees and 850 were doctoral degrees.

The majority of undergraduate and graduate courses have an expected length of study. 63 per cent of students who completed an undergraduate degree did so within the expected time. The corresponding figure for graduate degrees was 45 per cent.

Education levels have increased

Around 25 per cent of the population aged 16 or over now have higher education. The share of people with higher education is largest in the 25-29 and 30-39 age groups, and is still increasing. From 2004 to 2006, the share of people with higher education rose from 38.6 per cent to 39.9 per cent among 25-29 year-olds and 36.1 per cent to 39.0 per cent among 30-39 year-olds.

Universities and university colleges are involved in more than education. Research and dissemination of research results are other important tasks.