List of universities in Norway

This list of universities in Norway presents the country's universities, giving their locations, abbreviated titles (in Norwegian), and years of establishment. Most universities in Norway are public.

Most of the university colleges were created in 1994, following the university college reform. The University of Tromsø is the world's northernmost. Schools with an asterisk (*) have been created as the result of a merger.

Bergen National Academy of the ArtsBergenPublicUniversity college1996*
Western Norway University of Applied SciencesBergenPublicUniversity2017*
Buskerud and Vestfold University CollegeDrammen, Kongsberg, Hønefoss, HortenPublicUniversity college2014*
VID Specialized UniversityOsloPrivateUniversity college
Harstad University CollegeHarstadPublicUniversity college1994*
Hedmark University CollegeElverum, Hamar, Åmot, Stor-ElvdalPublicUniversity college1994*
Lillehammer University CollegeLillehammerPublicUniversity college1994*
MF Norwegian School of TheologyOsloPrivateSpecialized university1907
Molde University CollegeMolde, KristiansundPublicSpecialized university1994*
Narvik University CollegeNarvikPublicUniversity college1984*
Nesna University CollegeNesnaPublicUniversity college1994*
Nord-Trøndelag University CollegeSteinkjer, Levanger, NamsosPublicUniversity college1994*
Noroff University CollegeKristiansandPrivateUniversity college
Norwegian Academy of MusicOsloPublicSpecialized university1973
Royal Norwegian Air Force AcademyTrondheimPublic (military)University college1949
Norwegian Defence School of EngineeringLillehammerPublic (military)University college1994
Norwegian Military AcademyOsloPublicUniversity college1750
Norwegian Naval AcademyBergenPublicUniversity college1817
Norwegian Police University CollegeOslo, BodøPublicUniversity college1992
Norwegian School of EconomicsBergenPublicSpecialized university1936
BI Norwegian Business SchoolOsloPrivateSpecialized university1943
Norwegian School of Sport SciencesOsloPublicSpecialized university1968
NLA University CollegeBergen, Oslo, KristiansandPrivateUniversity college1968
Norwegian University of Life SciencesÅsPublicUniversity1859[note 1]
Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheim, Gjøvik, ÅlesundPublicUniversity1996*
Oslo National Academy of the ArtsOsloPublicUniversity college1996
Oslo School of Architecture and DesignOsloPublicSpecialized university1968
OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University Oslo, AkershusPublicUniversity2018*
Sámi University of Applied SciencesKautokeinoPublicUniversity college1989
School of Mission and TheologyStavangerPrivateSpecialized university
Sogn og Fjordane University CollegeSogndalPublicUniversity college1994*
Stord/Haugesund University CollegeStord, HaugesundPublicUniversity college1994*
Telemark University College, Porsgrunn, NotoddenPublicUniversity college1994*
University of AgderKristiansand, GrimstadPublicUniversity1994*[note 2]
University of BergenBergenPublicUniversity1948
University of NordlandBodøPublicUniversity1994*[note 3]
University of OsloOsloPublicUniversity1811
University of StavangerStavangerPublicUniversity1994*[note 4]
University of TromsøTromsøPublicUniversity1972
Volda University CollegeVoldaPublicUniversity college1994*
Østfold University CollegeHaldenPublicUniversity college1994*

Private university colleges with accredited programs

See also


  1. Until 2005 Agricultural University College at Ås
  2. Until 2007 Agder University College
  3. Until 2010 Bodø University College
  4. Until 2005 Stavanger University College


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