Møreforsking was established in 1980 and had already then a close relationship with the Univeristy Colleges in Møre and Romsdal. The research institutes has reinforced and strengthened each other. The expertise is developed alongside the private sector in the region and the needs of the public sector. Møreforsking has established itself as the second largest regional social science institute in Norway, with strong grounding in applied contract research related to oil, gas, maritime and marine, as well as social changes in the region such as labor migration, integration, expertise, clusters and services. Møreforsking has also established itself as a strong national and international participant in the areas of transport economics. Today we create history together with world leading clusters and research groups.