W 1889 r. made mandatory in Norway, common, at least seven years of teaching. W 1969 r. the period of compulsory education was extended to nine years, a w 1997 r. – to ten. Currently, it is devoted to education 7,6% national budget. Ok. 20% Norwegian residents benefit from some form of education. Going to private schools is frowned upon, unless these are classes considered in addition to teaching in state schools. Ok. 80% aged inhabitants 25 – 64 years has a secondary education, a 27% higher. High school students choose their own curriculum, the selection includes learning the craft and vocational training. Many students decide to go to a school located far from their hometown.
As part of efforts to preserve the Sami culture, teaching students of Sami origin includes studies of the culture of the people and courses in the mother tongue. The state subsidizes training in a foreign language for people who do not speak Norwegian, special educational programs and after-school care.
There are four universities in Norway: the country's oldest university in Oslo, university of Bergen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim and University of Tramso. There is also 26 regional universities and 8 university type academy, with specialty: veterinary, medicine, sport, music, architecture, fine arts, agriculture and business and economy.
Norwegian russ (lit. red) is our high school equivalent, as well as an interesting habit, popular with high school graduating students. Student, middle school graduation, that is russ or redruss, He puts on a red jumpsuit and a red beret and, due to his status, may be mischievous for a while. However, he must not go beyond certain limits (for example, destroy someone else's property), noisy behavior, party, making washable grafitti and other obnoxious things are allowed, and even appreciated. This period lasts for several weeks at the end of the school year.