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On January 1 2016, University of Nordland, Nord-Trøndelag University College and Nesna University College merge and become Nord University.

Nord University offers studies at bachelor, master and doctoral levels. We have study locations in Central and Northern Norway, with state of the art teaching and research facilities, located in a spectacular northern setting. We also facilitate a range of flexible and online study programmes via active use of learning technology.

Northern Roots

Nord University has a focus on developing regional networks with communities, business and industry, which is strengthened by the decentralised model. Cooperation between the university and community and working life stimulates development, through the education of professionals and leaders and through research that contributes to economic growth.

Global Perspective

Nord University has established collaborations with international partners in the High North and around the globe. Established joint degree programmes and research projects with, among others, Russia, the Ukraine and Slovakia, build on strong educational networks. Nord University admits exchange students from partner institutions from around the world and supports a lively and diverse student community.

Nord University

Nord University offers education at bachelor, master and doctoral levels. Each year, new students are admitted to more than 180 study programmes within both professional and theoretical fields. Nord University has approximately 1,200 employees and 12,000 students at study locations in Stokmarknes, Bodø, Mo i Rana, Sandnessjøen, Nesna, Namsos, Steinkjer, Levanger and Stjørdal. Through contact with local communities and broad networks within business and industry, Nord University aims to contribute to meeting regional, national and global challenges.

Restructuring Higher Education In Norway

  • Norwegian government's policy platform
  • About the government White Paper
  • Følg saken i Stortinget (follow events in Parliament - Norwegian only)
  • Kongelig resolusjon UiN og HiNe (Royal decision - Norwegian only)
  • Kongelig resolusjon UiN/HiNe og HiNT (Royal decision - Norwegian only)
  • Merger Platforms (In Norwegian)
  • Fusjonsplattform UiN/HiNE og HiNT
  • Felles plattform for fusjon UiN/HiNE

Background

The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research has initiated structural reform within the higher education and research sector in Norway. The initiative, outlined in a white paper "Konsentrasjon for kvalitet" (Consolidation for quality), has a focus on consolidating resources within the sector within a smaller number of higher education and research institutions.

The government initiative formed the basis of decisions adopted by the boards of University of Nordland and University College in Nesna to investigate a merger of the two institutions effective from 1. January.2016. The decision to merge UiN and HiNe was adopted in the State Council on 19. June 2015. 

The joint board of UiN/HiNe and the Board of University College in Nord-Trøndelag subsequently tasked the institutions'' rectors with investigation of a merger with HiNT. A decision to merge UiN/HiNe with HiNT was adopted in the State Council on 9. October 2015.

 The new institution, Nord universitet, was established by royal decision in the State Council on 9. October 2015, effective from 1. January 2016.

The English name of the institution is Nord University.

Key Facts - Nord

  • 12,000 students
  • 1,200 employees
  • Education at bachelor, master and doctoral levels
  • 180 study programmes
  • 9 study locations: Vesterålen, Bodø, Mo i Rana, Nesna,Sandnessjøen, Namsos, Steinkjer, Levanger, og Stjørdal

Sport and recreation

  • Student sports club
  • Outdoor life and adventure
  • Culture and nightlife

Practical information

  • Food and drink around campus
  • Today's dinner
  • Cost of living
  • Getting to UiN

Student welfare

  • Housing
  • Health and medical
  • Counselling
  • Disability services
  • Kindergarten

Key Facts

  • 12,000 students
  • 1,200 employees
  • 9 study locations in Vesterålen, Bodø, Mo i Rana, Sandnessjøen, Nesna, Namsos, Steinkjer, Levanger and Stjørdal.
  • Almost 40% of Norway's coastline
  • Country's largest agricultural region
  • Third largest teacher education institution
  • Fourth largest nursing community
  • 4 doctoral programmes
  • Internationally-oriented teaching and research communities.
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