Partner in Centres for Excellence in Education

Nord University made a stand-out appearance this week when NOKUT named four new Centres for Excellence in Education. - This is an important acknowledgement of our work, says Rector Bjørn Olsen.
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Rector Bjørn Olsen (photo: Martin Løsvik)

This week saw the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) announce four new Centres for Excellence in Education based on projects within the higher education sector in Norway. Nord University is a partner in two of the projects, which are both collaborations with NTNU:

- Engage - Centre for Engaged Education through Entrepreneurship

- EXcITEd - Excellent IT Education.

The awards ceremony took place during "Utdanningsfesten" (celebration of education) held by NOKUT in Oslo on Tuesday evening. The news was well received by Nord University rector, Bjørn Olsen.

National leaders

- I am proud that we have academic communities at Nord University that are national leaders within quality of education. These two centres will contribute to laying the foundation for a broad focus on educational quality at Nord University, he says.

The Centre for Excellence in Education initiative provides national recognition of educational activities within higher education. The initiative was established by the Ministry for Education and Research in 2010.

The initiative's primary goal is to contribute to the development of high quality higher education and highlight the equal importance of education and research within the university sector.

World class

- These academic communities have obtained world-class recognition in the field of education, said NOKUT Managing Director Terje Mørland prior to the prestigious announcement on Tuesday, according to

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