Our aim is to develop a competitive, regionally-anchored and entrepreneurial university with high international quality. This is conditional on having sound academic expertise, professional administration and strong social and working communities which support the University’s partners.


Our vision

USN shall be regionally anchored and internationally recognised!


Our values


Lærer hjelper elev

Close and accessible

– close to students, working life and local communities

Roboten symboliserer USN som et nyskapende og ærgjerrig Universitet

Innovative and ambitious

– high expectations of students and staff

Relevant, ansvarlig og bærekraftig

Relevant, responsible and sustainable

– contributions that count and feed important social debates


Our focus areas