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About UiA


The University of Agder (UiA) is situated on the Southern tip of Norway and is located on two campuses, in Kristiansand and Grimstad. 

The University has 12,000 students and 1,100 faculty and staff members. It is one of the youngest universities in Norway, but its history dates back to 1839 when the first teacher training institution in the region was established.

Being a driving force for societal and regional development, the University of Agder has close contact with industry, organisations and cultural institutions. It is an internationally-oriented university in a region exposed to strong international competition. 

As a young university, UiA aims to be on the cutting edge of innovation, education and research.

750 academic staff

430 administrative staff

8500 students in Kristiansand

3500 students in Grimstad

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