Østfold University College (Norwegian: Høgskolen i Østfold, HiØ) is a further and higher education institution in south-eastern Norway. It has campuses in Fredrikstad and Halden. Enrollment is approximately 4,000 students as of 2010; and 480 staff. The school is one of 24 public university colleges in Norway, and is a result of five public colleges in Halden, Sarpsborg and Fredrikstad which were joined together as a part of the University College Reform (Norwegian: Høgskolereformen) of 1994.
The school offers over 60 fields of study, ranging from Associate degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, and some Doctorates.
HiØ is split between two campuses, one located in Halden, for business, social sciences, foreign language, computer science and education. The other in Fredrikstad, for engineering, health and social studies, and theatre.
The Halden Campus is home to the Faculty of Business, Faculty of Computer Science and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Foreign Languages.
The Halden campus, designed by architect firm Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, was opened in 2006. The building was nominated by the Norwegian Association of Architects for the Mies van der Rohe-prize.
The Fredrikstad campus is home to approximately 1,600 students and 150 staff. Its newest addition, called "Smia" ("the forge"), was opened for the school's Faculty of Engineering in 2010.
Faculties and Units
- Norwegian Theatre Academy
- Faculty of Business, Languages, and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Computer Sciences
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Health and Social Studies