University of Agder was officially established in 2007, but has a history dating back to 1839, and was formerly known as Agder University College. The University of Agder is Norway's newest university, but its roots span 170 years of history. The University of Agder is a public institution mandated to provide higher education, conduct research and development, disseminate knowledge and contribute to the development of society.
University of Agder is the fourth largest university in Norway, with close to 10 000 students, and 1050 administration, faculty and service staff. The university is recognized for its modern teaching and research facilities, innovative use of technology and communication media, and close ties to regional businesses and the public sector.
University of Agder currently offer a wide range of study programs, including 47 Bachelor's programs, 35 Master's programs, 11 Ph.D. programs, as well as numerous short courses. Many of their courses and degree programs are taught in English.
University of Agder has two campuses: Kristiansand (also called Gimlemoen) in Vest-Agder and Grimstad in Aust-Agder. The University of Agder is located in the southern region of Norway, in the idyllic coastal towns of Kristiansand and Grimstad.
- IT Services
- Research Center
- Sports Club
- Faculty of Engineering and Science
- Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Humanities and Education
- Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences
- Faculty of Fine Arts
University of Agder cooperates with over 175 partner institutions through student, faculty and staff exchange. The university has fulfilled the requirements of the Bologna Process by adopting the Bologna degree structure, implementing the European Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (ECTS system), increasing continuous evaluation, increasing internationalization, introducing individual education plans and establishing a comprehensive quality assurance system.