Established in 1985 in Stockholm and Edinburgh thanks to the support of the Swedish International Agency for Development (Sida), NORRAG has been supported since 1991 by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) through its Education Network. NUFFIC, Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education has also supported NORRAG by offering in-kind services for many years. The Open Society Foundations are providing valuable support to NORRAG News and the NORRAG blog from 2014, as well as core funding from 2015. The Ministry of Higher Education of the Sultanate of Oman is supporting the new Arabic edition of NORRAG News from 2014.
NORRAG is also very grateful to the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for many years of support (from the early 1990s until 2013) to NORRAG News.