8280 students at UiA this fall
All in all there are 8280 students at the University of Agder this fall, including 140 international students, according to the official headcount. That is 143 fewer than last year.
“Some of the explanation is that we have fewer externally financed course students than previous years, due to a very good labour market in Norway at the moment,” says the director of student affairs, Bjørn Monstad.
He is not too concerned about the slight decline in the number of students.
“Overall it is of course a good thing that the labour market is good. It means that students get their first jobs quickly after graduation, and in many cases also before graduation,” says he.
“At the same time the decline in the number of students is also a mild wake-up call in the sense that it shows us that we must continue to work hard at recruiting the best possible students and staff to our programmes and courses in order to ensure that they are among the best both nationally and internationally,” he says.