We are Norway's fourth largest University. We are approximately 18,000 students and 1,600 staff, spread over eight campuses.
Our aim is to develop a competitive, regionally-anchored and entrepreneurial university with high international quality. This is conditional on having sound academic expertise, professional administration and strong social and working communities which support the University’s partners.
The USN shall place priority on applied, professional-oriented, practice-oriented research and education which is internationally competitive and characterised by co-creation through engaging in close cooperation with society and businesses both regionally and nationally. The University shall offer studies which combine practice-oriented courses with trends on the international knowledge front.
USN shall be regionally anchored and internationally recognised!
– close to students, working life and local communities
– high expectations of students and staff
– contributions that count and feed important social debates