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Norway to revamp accreditation rules

Process hoped to help small institutions issue PhDs and simplify bureaucracy

An expert committee has recommended that higher education institutions in Norway should be able to get university status, even if they run fewer than four doctoral degree programmes.

The committee, which was convened by research and higher education minister Ola Borten Moe, said that the current rules on accreditation were out of date. It said that universities should be allowed to count joint degrees towards accreditation, which, it added, would help smaller institutions and those in rural areas to award PhD titles.

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