Promotes Sami research

21.05.2004
State secretary Anders J. H. Eira of the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development says that the Government sees Sami education and research as important areas of concentration.
When state secretary Anders J. H. Eira of the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development opened a conference on Sami research towards 2010, he stressed that Sami research is important to the government:
-In today‘s society the policy of knowledge and research determine the social development of the future. This is also true for Sami research and the Sami society. Internationalisation and globalisation facilitate development but at the same time challenge the indigenous peoples, the state secretary says to Sami newpaper Ságat.

The government will, according to Eira, offer more PhD scholarships through the Norwegian Research council.
-It is important to increase the recruitment of Sami-speaking students. Sami researchers and research institutions should maintain close co-operation with Nordic and international environments involved in indigenous research. The government will make en effort to maintain the network involving the University of Tromsø, Sami University College and Sami Institute. The government will also support the exchange of researchers and master degree students to strengthen the contact between the indigenous peoples, Eira concluded.

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