History, Affiliations and Rankings
The University was established on 1 January 2016 following a resolution of 9 October 2015 by the King-in-Council, Nord University. It is the successor of the University of Nordland (2011), Nesna University College (1994), and Nord-Trøndelag University College (1994). In 1918, its constituent colleges originated as Nesna Teachers' College and in 1892 the Levanger Teachers' College. The university is basically named after the Norwegian word for North, Nord, It is a member of the University of the Arctic, and also a hub in the international network of universities that offers circumpolar studies.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Currently, the university has more than 11,000 students at its various study locations in Northern and Central Norway. The main campuses in Bodø, the capital of the county of Nordland, and Levanger, also a university town are located on the far south shore of the Trondheim Fjord. Further campuses of the universities are located in Mo i Rana, Namsos, Nesna, Sandnessjøen, Steinkjer, Stjørdal, and Vesterålen. Nord University offers 180 programmes. The university offers courses in both academic and professional sectors. Courses include aquaculture, sociology, business education, nurse education, and teacher education.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Nord University has a broad scope of educational and research programmes. It has a focus on blue and green growth, innovation and entrepreneurship. The focus is also on welfare, health and education.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Nord University in far North is a university that is popular among Indian students for its minimal acceptance rate. Not only Indians but students from various parts of the world take admitted to Nord University making the campus very diverse with colourful culture throughout the campus. The University campus is safe for the students and it conducts various job fairs for the students to get placed in the job market.