University of Agder still in the lead
“This is very good news. We have been rated at the top in several previous evaluations too, and together it shows that we are doing something right. It also tells us that it is good to be a student here, which perhaps is the most important foundation we can provide for good learning.”
Says a pleased director of academic affairs, Bjørn Monstad, in a comment to this year’s nationwide evaluation. Questions the students have been asked include “How satisfied are you with your studies?” and ” How do you rate your place of study?” Like the previous five years the students have given their alma mater top grades.
3300 students asked
Behind the evaluation is five of Norway’s largest regional newspapers. They have hired two research institutes, TNS Norsk Gallup and NIFU STEP to carry out the questioning and evaluation of the answers. The results are printed in a special newspaper supplement called Studmag, distributed by the five newspapers to virtually every workplace and household in Norway.
This year 3300 students at universities and university colleges have been questioned in the evaluation. The primary focus is on how they like their study and the subjects they are studying, and the institution they attend.
Top grades to the nursing programme at AUC
The students at the nursing programme in Kristiansand give the institution 5.1 out of 6 points when they sum up their over all impressions of what it is like to be a nursing student here. That is the second highest score among the country’s 28 educational institutions which offer nursing programmes. When asked how they thrive socially, the students rank the university even higher, highest in Norway.
“As an institution we are of course very pleased with how the students perceive life and learning here. It is a very good foundation for further work with both programme content and social activities for the students”, says Bjørn Monstad.
Pleased mathematics and multi media students
The Studmag evaluation also includes students at the mathematics programme and the programme in multimedia studies. Both student groups at these programmes give the institution top grades, better than both the University of Oslo and the University in Trondheim, which they are compared with.
“Well, what can I say? Other than suggesting that you should rather drop in and see for your self, either at our places of study or at our internet pages”, says Bjørn Monstad, director of academic affairs.