Nord University - Institutional merger



Nord University offers education at bachelor, master and doctoral levels. Each year, new students are admitted to more than 180 study programmes within both professional and theoretical fields. Nord University has approximately 1,200 employees and 12,000 students at study locations in Stokmarknes, Bodø, Mo i Rana, Sandnessjøen, Nesna, Namsos, Steinkjer, Levanger and Stjørdal. Through contact with local communities and broad networks within business and industry, Nord University aims to contribute to meeting regional, national and global challenges.
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Norwegian government's policy platform
About the government White Paper
Følg saken i Stortinget (follow events in Parliament - Norwegian only)
Kongelig resolusjon UiN og HiNe (Royal decision - Norwegian only)
Kongelig resolusjon UiN/HiNe og HiNT (Royal decision - Norwegian only)


Fusjonsplattform UiN/HiNE og HiNT
Felles plattform for fusjon UiN/HiNE


The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research has initiated structural reform within the higher education and research sector in Norway. The initiative, outlined in a white paper "Konsentrasjon for kvalitet" (Consolidation for quality), has a focus on consolidating resources within the sector within a smaller number of higher education and research institutions.

The government initiative formed the basis of decisions adopted by the boards of University of Nordland and University College in Nesna to investigate a merger of the two institutions effective from 1. January.2016. The decision to merge UiN and HiNe was adopted in the State Council on 19. June 2015. 

The joint board of UiN/HiNe and the Board of University College in Nord-Trøndelag subsequently tasked the institutions'' rectors with investigation of a merger with HiNT. A decision to merge UiN/HiNe with HiNT was adopted in the State Council on 9. October 2015.

The new institution, Nord universitet, was established by royal decision in the State Council on 9. October 2015, effective from 1. January 2016.

The English name of the institution is Nord University.


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