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Nord University

4.4 out of 5 (14 ratings / 12 reviews) Bodø, Norway
Nord University is committed to delivering relevant educational programmes and research, with a focus on blue and green growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, and welfare, health and education.

Bachelor's programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Nord University was established on January 1 2016, after a merger between University of Nordland, Nord-Trøndelag University College and Nesna University College.

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.


A significant aspect of the university’s profile is its role as an important national supplier of professional education. Further and continuing education, such as MBA programmes and professional development courses in aquaculture, also form an important part of the academic profile. The university will secure its place in the higher education sector, and its mission, by building recognised academic communities within defined professional and traditional academic disciplines. These fields support development of regional communities, and business and industry. 


All research conducted at Nord University should be based upon respect for the rights and welfare the participants. Considertion of participants' welfare and integrity is the basis for ethical research and takes precendence over the interests of science and society.

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Student services

  • International Students Union (ISU)
  • ISU Bodø and ISU Steinkjer are subsidiaries of the umbrella organisation ISU Norway. ISU Norway aims to highlight the social, academic and political situation of international students in Norway.

Library services

The University Library has eight branches. At Nord University's study location in Sandnessjøen you will find course literature and other academic literature at Alstahaug Public Library.

ICT services

  • EndNote
  • MindManager
  • NVivo
  • SPSS
  • The university offers the UNINETT Eduroam network to students and employees.

Student Life

Campus life

Study locations:

  • Bodø
  • Levanger
  • Mo i Rana
  • Namsos
  • Nesna
  • Sandnessjøen
  • Steinkjer
  • Stjørdal
  • Vesterålen.

Sports facilities

If you enjoy filling your leisure time with physical activity and outdoor adventure, Bodø is perfect for you. A lively city, with a beautiful coastline and magestic mountains, provides perfect opportunities for an active, energising and relaxing lifestyle. In Bodø, the adventures and possibilities are waiting in line, whether it is kayaking, mountaineering, bicycling, sporting events, or organised sport in the city's sports centres and gyms.

Student clubs

  • Student organisation Bodø
  • SON Trøndelag
  • Studentorganisasjonen Nord universitet - Nesna


Nord University was founded and accredited on January 1 2016 and is state-owned higher education institution.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was generally a good experience and it encouraged independent and critical thinking skills

Nord is home
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Nord University is a small university that allows personal growth in an environment where one is taken care of. You get to know faculty members well and they are always there for you when you need them. The student organisations have events which are very engaging and interesting, and despite the small size of the unvierity, there is a huge international student and...

Wonderful avenue for learning and research
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nord University is an excellent educational institution for education and research. It facilitates all kinds of supports a student needs. I am proud of this institution being a student.

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