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 11 000 students and 1100 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. It is a public university with state-of-the-art buildings on both campuses. Research is the foundation of all teaching activities at UiA and covers a wide variety of disciplines.
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.
Core values of the University of Agder are: transparency, trust, integrity, generosity and collaboration. These values are reflected in a flat organisational structure which encourages students, lecturers and researchers to interact and inspire each other.
’Agder’ means ’on the edge’ and the name suits the university and the twin counties of Vest-Agder and Aust-Agder in the southern part of the country. As a young university, the University of Agder aims to be on the cutting edge of innovation, education and research.
33 master's programmes
The University of Agder offers 14 PhD specialisations, 33 master’s programmes and 44 bachelor’s programmes. Shorter study programmes, as well as lifelong learning courses, are also available. UiA is big enough to offer variety and challenge, yet small enough for students and faculty to make their mark.
There are six faculties and one teacher education unit: