NOKUT's work is intended to contribute to society at large having confidence in Norwegian higher education and tertiary vocational education as well as recognised foreign education.
NOKUT (the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) is an independent expert body under the Ministry of Education and Research. The board of NOKUT is the agency's supreme governing body. The head of NOKUT is Acting Chief Executive Øystein Lund. The agency has 150 employees and is organised in four departments and a communication unit. During a two year period, around 900 experts are involved in various evaluation and accreditation processes under the auspices of NOKUT.