Sikt – Norwegian Agency for Shared Services in Education and Research

Sikt is a collaborative body that develops, purchases, and delivers products and services designed to enhance education and research experiences. We offer a common infrastructure and joint services for the knowledge sector.

Sikt – Norwegian Agency for Shared Services in Education and Research is a public administrative body under the Ministry of Education and Research.

Our aim is to ensure great user experience and to aid in the digital transformation, data sharing, and open research.

About Sikt

Sikt was established on January 1, 2022, out of a merger between the Norwegian Centre for Research Data Ltd, Uninett Ltd, and Unit, the Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education & Research.

Our goal is to support the education and research sector in achieving their objectives through our reliable and high-quality services.

With around 400 dedicated employees, we operate from our head office in Trondheim and branch offices in Bergen and Oslo.

Sikt's goals:

Outlined by the Ministry of Education and Research, our mission includes:

  • Ensuring that the knowledge sector has good access to high-quality infrastructure and shared services.
  • Promoting data-sharing within the knowledge sector for knowledge development, innovation, and value creation.
  • Providing services that guarantee information security and data protection in the knowledge sector.

Our Commitment to Society

We're committed to helping organizations and their users in the knowledge sector reach their goals. This includes developing, managing, and operating shared digital solutions and infrastructure.

We strive to securely digitalize the knowledge sector while fostering innovation.

Sharing data, knowledge and resources

Norway's culture of sharing is well-established, and we aim to build upon this within a safe technical framework, in close collaboration with key players.

Safe data sharing between institutions not only saves resources, but also guarantees the delivery of the best possible services to everyone involved, including students, teachers, and researchers.

Our role

As a provider of shared services, we aim to:

  • Be a preferred provider and partner by delivering excellent, cost-efficient digital services.
  • Provide a comprehensive digital foundation for the knowledge sector, fostering cooperation across sectors and national borders.
  • Strengthen the knowledge sector in terms of information security, data protection, and data processing.
  • Help realize strategies and action plans by understanding user needs and advocating for shared solutions.

Promoting equality and diversity

At Sikt, we believe in fairness and equal opportunities for all. We value everyone's potential and are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment. We view this not only as a way to promote equality but also to drive sustainable social and economic development.