New research policy system in Iceland
The system of research advisory and policy bodies in Iceland has been considerably changed. A new council for science and technology policy has been established and Rannis has been given new tasks.
the new council for science and technology policy is headed by the prime minister in co-operation with the Minister of Education, Science and Cultre, the Minister of Industry and Trade, the Minister of Finance and two other sectoral ministers in addition to representatives from research and the industry.
The former research council Rannis has now been renamed in English: The Icelandic Centre for Research. Rannis will now among other things be the secreteriat for the new council and administrate Icelandic participation in international research co-operation. Rannis will also be responsible for analysis and information about Icelandic research. Rannis will have a budget of 770 million IKR (8,75 euro) for research grants.
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