Global challenges demand new insight, innovative solutions and local legitimacy. Nord University is a young university with strong regional ties and a global perspective. We are committed to delivering relevant educational programmes and research, with a focus on blue & green growth, innovation & entrepreneurship, as well as welfare, health & education. Nord University has 11,000 students and 1,300 employees at nine study locations in central and northern Norway, with its largest campus in Bodø, Nordland.
The Faculty of Education and Arts (FLU) educates tomorrow’s teachers from preschool to upper secondary school, and with specializations ranging from sports to the fine arts. Our candidates play a vital role in the knowledge-based development of society. Our research emphasizes the teaching profession and professional teaching practices. The Faculty offers a doctoral program (PhD) in the study of professional praxis. FLU has 3500 students and 350 academic faculty & administrative staff members.
The City: Bodø, Nordland
Home to the Northern Lights in winter and the Midnight Sun in summer, Bodø is a vibrant city north of the arctic circle. Recently named the European Capital of Culture for 2024, this city of 50,000 boasts a rich tapestry of history, art, music and culture – from stone age carvings and Viking graves to music festivals and state-of-the-art theatre halls. Beyond the appeal of its urban centre, Bodø is especially famous for its outdoor offerings and adventure sports, including:
- Caving in the Northern Hemisphere’s largest cathedral cave, Svarthammarhola.
- Ocean rafting and scuba diving in the world’s largest tidal current, Saltstraumen.
- Free skiing on one of many 1,000m peaks.
- Hiking up Keiservarden, Bodø’s most famous viewpoint.
- Glacier wandering on Svartisen.
- Snorkeling with Orcas in Vesterålen.
- Surfing at Unstad in Lofoten.
- Climbing the peaks of Børvasstindan.