Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Norway’s largest state university college.
With a student body of approximately 16,000 students and 1,600 employees, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) is Norway‘s largest state university college. HiOA was established on 1 August 2011, after a merger of Oslo University College and Akershus University College.
Moving towards university status
The adopted objective for the new university college is to achieve university status and develop into one of the leading universities in the Nordic region with a professionally oriented profile.
Oslo and Akershus cover a region that is experiencing rapid population growth and, consequently, will experience a growing need for a qualified labour force in the years to come. There are major issues to be resolved in the areas of education, health, technology and the environment.
HiOA’s objective is to make a stronger contribution towards the development of this region.
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Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences Official Website