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Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

4.2 out of 5 (38 ratings / 16 reviews) Ås, Norway
NMBU's mission is to contribute to the well-being of the planet. Our interdisciplinary research and study programmes generate innovations in food, health, environmental protection, climate and sustainable use of natural resources.

Bachelor's programmes

Medicine & Health (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



On 1 January 2014, two institutions with long and proud histories were merged to form a new university: The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). The University’s academic fields are concentrated into seven faculties.


NMBU's  research and study programmes are enabling people all over the world to tackle the big, global challenges regarding the environment, sustainable development, how to improve human and animal health, renewable energy sources, food production, and land- and resource management.


The Norwegian University of Life Sciences is a hub of expertise within life sciences, environmental sciences and in the arena of sustainable development.

The research institutions at Campus Ås and NMBU together constitute an internationally competitive research and educational community within bioscience, because these research communities create new academic synergies and new cross-disciplinary approaches.

Research at NMBU can face the major global issues of environment, sustainable development, better human and animal health, climate challenges, renewable energy sources, food production “from land and fjord to the table” and land and resource management.


Career Centre helps students in questions related to career and jobseeking. They offer courses, drop-in and counseling. You are welcome with career related questions or if you want a review of your CV or job application.

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Student services

The Service Centre has branches at Campus Adamstuen and Campus Ås. Services at the Service Centre include: Switchboard, Reception, Lost property, Post service, Access cards, Hiring rooms.

The Student Board represents all NMBU students both within the Student Parliament and to the university administration.

The Student Information Centre (SiT) answers most of the questions from potential students, current students, and graduated students at NMBU. In addition to SiT, there are student advisors for all the study programs. You find SiT in the Clock building (Urbygningen), first floor.

Housing services

On-campus Housing

  • Upon admission, students at NMBU-Campus Ås are given instructions on how to apply for accommodation provided by SiÅs (University Foundation for Student Life). SiÅs is a student-owned organization responsible for various services for students, such as on-campus housing, cafeterias and the bookstore.

Private Housing Off-campus

  • Private housing options can be considered and investigated from the very beginning. You might also consider other locations than Ås. For example Ski (7 minutes from Ås with train/car), Vestby (8 minutes from Ås with train/car) and Oslo (30 minutes from Ås with train/car). The train station in Ås is about 15 minutes walk to campus.

Library services

Staff and students have to search the library database, and find materials on their own. The loan period is normally 4 weeks, journals 1 week. For students and staff their ID card works as a library card. The library number is written on the back of the card.

Medical services

  • Open Health Care Centre for Youths and Students - Ås Health Care Centre arranges Open Clinic for Youths and Students.
  • The Crisis Centre in Follo - a low-threshold housing offer to women, men and children who are exposed to domestic violence or abuse. 

Student Life

Campus life

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) consists of seven faculties, of which six are located at Campus Ås and one is partially located at Campus Adamstuen. 

Campus Ås 

  • Campus Ås houses Norway's largest interdisciplinary academic environment in the life sciences.
  • Campus Ås is also home to one of Norway's most beautiful parks, with a number of historical buildings, as well as Ås Farm, where research and teaching on traditional livestock are conducted. 
Campus Adamstuen
  • Campus Adamstuen is home to Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The faculty is Norway’s only institution of higher education for veterinarians with competence in two distinct academic fields: veterinary medicine and veterinary public health.

Sports facilities

NMBU has a football and sports field and a large indoor sports facility. The university is located in close proximity to both a ski track and a national rowing facility.

The Student Union (Samfunnet) is a large facility offering students a cafeteria, bar and numerous rooms which students can use for student activities, such as concerts and dances.

Student clubs

80 different associations and clubs offered at NMBU. Students are encouraged to pursue their passions and can apply for funding to create their own club or association if they cannot already find it among the current ones available.


The institute's laboratories meet the requirements of Norwegian Standard (NS-EN ISO / IEC 17025), "General Requirements for Testing and Calibration Laboratories ".

Norwegian Accreditation regularly ensures that the requirements for accreditation are fulfilled.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's only been a month and a half, but so far everything has been pretty cool. The people here are pleasant, the subjects are allright and the campus here has everything I need.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My study experience is just marvelous. I have learned alot and will keep doing so. The teachers, the course, the faculty and the environment of the University is worth praising.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's a v very good experience studin here . And the improvement which the university have to made is its labs .

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