OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
Oslo, Norway

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University

Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) is Norway‘s largest state university college, with a student body of 17 000 students and 1 850 employees. Our four faculties located on two campuses, offer a unique range of programmes qualifying students for professions within the modern welfare state. HiOA is an energetic workplace focusing on interaction with the region’s societal and cultural life. We aim at being the leading university in the Nordic region with a clear profile on professional programmes.

New practice, knew knowledge

HiOA offers a unique range of professional programmes that qualify students for professions that will contribute to future welfare and value creation. HiOA will create value for individuals and contribute to knowledge development in society as a whole. We will contribute to future welfare and value creation by educating practitioners with high levels of professional ability and high-impact skill sets, and facilitate lifelong learning by providing continuing and further education. We will develop relevant knowledge by researching problems within and between the professions and by developing new products and services. This will provide HiOA with good opportunity to influence welfare policy and to serve as an important contributor to policy making by decision-making bodies. Requirements for new knowledge and new services are at the crossroads between the established disciplines and the professions. There is a need to educate well-qualified, professional practitioners with sound professional knowledge and cooperative and change management skills. Through dialogue and cooperation between research, education, society, business and industry, results and expertise are shared and solutions are created for a continuously changing world. Close cooperation with the fields of practice will bring new knowledge and new practice into a world that is facing new challenges. Read more about HiOA's vision and values in the strategic plan for the period 2013-2020.

Moving towards university status

The adopted objective for the new university college is to achieve university status and develop into one of the leading universities in the Nordic region with a professionally oriented profile. Oslo and Akershus covers a region that is experiencing rapid population growth and, consequently, will experience a growing need for a qualified labour force in the years to come. There are major issues to be resolved in the areas of education, health, technology and the environment. HiOA’s objective is to make a stronger contribution towards the development of this region.

Regional entrenchment, international orientation

Through a strong regional entrenchment, national ambitions, and an international orientation, HiOA is establishing itself as a modern, professionally and vocationally oriented educational institution in the greater metropolitan area. This entails an interaction with a multicultural and international society which enables our students and employees to develop the action competence necessary in multicultural and international working life.

Professional programmes - Proximity to professional fields

A majority of the study programmes that we offer are professional programmes in which theoretical courses and supervised professional training are closely aligned. HiOA provides education that qualifies students for employment in the health and social services, education, and public administration, media, design, arts, and for technical and business administrative positions in business and industry. HiOA emphasises the combination of high academic standard and proximity to professional fields. The teaching is based on the latest advances in research, development and experience. The programmes aim at developing students’ skills in theoretical analysis and reflection. Several of our programmes involve supervised professional training where students can try out their future professional roles. This combination of theory and practice is a distinguishing characteristic of professional study programmes, and adds to the challenge of studying at HiOA.

Research and Development

Research and development (R&D) is a necessary and vital part of the university college’s activities and should contribute towards developing a good and dynamic educational institution. In its overarching research strategy HiOA highlights both interdisciplinary and regional cooperation. HiOA’s comparative advantage is that the institution performs research within the professions taught here. The university college creates value for society by developing knowledge that contributes to improved welfare. This research will give insights into the activities, frameworks, and conditions of sectors and occupational fields in a society that is continually changing.

 

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OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
Location: Oslo, Norway | Closing on Jun 17
Associate professor in marketing
Around 1000 students attend our bachelor's degree programs and our master's degree program.  Oslo Business School also offers one-year programs in arts management and business and leadership.  Read more about Oslo Business School. Main duties of the position Oslo...
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
Location: Oslo, Norway | Closing on Jun 01
PhD research fellowship in research on digitalisation and learning at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
There is a vacancy at the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Department of Nursing and Health Promotion, as a research fellow in a fixed-term position affiliated to the research group Learning and Practices in Education and Profession and the research programme Digitalisation and...
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
Location: Oslo, Norway | Closing on Aug 10
PhD Fellow position in library and information science within information systems based on metadata (METAINFO)
About the positionThe Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science currently has available one PhD Fellow position affiliated with the PhD program in Library and Information Science, which currently has around 20 research fellows.ProfileThe PhD fellow will work...
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
Location: Oslo, Norway | Closing on Aug 10
PhD Fellow position in library and information science
About the positionThe Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science currently has available one PhD Fellow position affiliated with the PhD program in Library and Information Science, which currently has around 20 research fellows.ProfileFor this position, PhD...
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
Location: Oslo, Norway | Closing on Aug 10
PhD Fellow position in library and information science within Mediation of Culture and Literature (LITKULT)
About the positionThe Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science currently has available one PhD Fellow position affiliated with the PhD program in Library and Information Science, which currently has around 20 research fellows.ProfileIn line with global,...