Academic Ranks in Norway

Academic ranks in Norway are the system of merit-based ranks used by academic employees in academia. Similar to the British rank system, the Norwegian rank system is broadly divided into three pathways, a combined research and teaching career pathway, a research(-intensive) career pathway and a teaching career pathway. In general the combined pathway is the normal at universities and the research pathway the normal at research institutes, while the more recent teaching pathway is used as an alternative to the combined pathway primarily at colleges and former colleges which have recently been raised to university status.