Nord University

In January 2016 the University of Nordland, Nord-Trondelag University College and Nesna University College merged to form "Nord University".

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

Nord University has a focus on developing regional networks with communities, business and industry, which is strengthened by a 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.

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.

Exchange Program Fact Sheet

Facts and figures

Year Established 2016
Total Number of Staff 1200
Number of Academic Staff 760
Number of Students 12000
Focus Areas


Aquatic Biosciences

Practical Knowledge

Business and Business Administration

Health and Nursing

Education and Teacher Education

International Culture studies