Strategy 2030

Nord University will contribute to sustainable development and value creation through research, education, cooperation with society and business, and as a member of the international academic community.

To studenter ser på en lysende globus

We will create new knowledge, educate people who will rise to the challenges of their era, and be a driving force for innovation and democratic development.

Nord University's relevance​

​Nord​​ University will meet global challenges with new knowledge, grounded in the nature and people of our region. The High North is Norway’s most important strategic region. Nord University will strengthen social and economic research related to the High North. 

Nordland and Trøndelag counties are rich in natural resources and representant signifi cant potential for sustainable value and job creation. Nord University will contribute to the development of research and education, particularly within the biosciences, business, social sciences, health sciences, educational science and professional science. 

Nord University is located in Sámeednam/Saepmie and is responsible for research and development within Lule and South Saami languages and culture. Nord will strengthen Saami educational programmes, and increase the scope of multidisciplinary Saami research.

​​​Value statement

Nord University will be characterised by the quality of its research and education and by its connectedness: between students and staff, between educational programmes and working life, between research and society. Our students and staff are our most important resources. 

The educational and working environment at Nord University will be founded on participation, respect and inclusion. Nord University will continue to develop the principles of academic freedom, equality and diversity, high ethical standards and institutional autonomy, through good leadership, collegiality and social responsibility at all levels of the organization. 

Nord University’s core values: respect, transparency, connectedness and creativity.


Strategy 2023

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