University of Agder

The University of Agder (UiA) has 13,000 students and 1,400 faculty and staff members. We are a two campus university, situated in the South coast towns of Kristiansand and Grimstad. The university is recognised for its modern teaching and research facilities and innovative use of technology and communication media. With close ties to regional businesses and the public sector, the university plays an important role in the development of the region.

Photo: UiA

Educational Profile

UiA offers a variety of courses taught in English across its six faculties and units:
•    Faculty of Engineering and Science
•    Faculty of Fine Arts
•    Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences
•    Faculty of Humanities and Education
•    Faculty of Social Sciences
•    School of Business and Law
•    Teacher Education Unit

Research Profile

Five research environments at UiA have been granted the status as centres for research excellence:

•    Centre for Coastal Research (CCR)
•    Centre for eHealth
•    The Mathematics Education Research Group Agder (MERGA)
•    Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR)
•    Research Centre for Excellence on Lifecourse Nutrition (FEED)

City of Kristiansand and Grimstad

Kristiansand is a fast growing, modern city with a long history of trade. The city has 92 000 inhabitants and is the regional capital of business, administration and culture. Flourishing businesses with innovative technology in and around Kristiansand attract engineers and professionals from around the world. Grimstad is traditionally a maritime town, with 20 000 inhabitants. In addition to the shipping industry, Grimstad is a centre for offshore activities and technology. Small, white wooden houses, narrow cobbled streets, tiny cafes and bakeries are scattered around the centre of this idyllic town.


Av Tonje Nielsen Rørly
Publisert 10. juni 2019 14:18 - Sist endret 10. juni 2019 14:18