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The university 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.
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.
They offer drop-in career guidance on given days. Here you get 15 minutes to go through your resume and/or application, or to start the job-seeking process. If there is need for more than 15 minutes, a new appointment can be agreed upon.Visit the Student Service Centre, and they will give you an appointment at least 30 minutes before starting time and show you the way to our offices.The next drop-in time will be announced at semester start.
Buddy programme:As a new student at the University of Agder, you will automatically be able to participate in the buddy programme. UiA arranges a buddy programme for all new students, and the Erasmus Student Network arranges a special buddy programme just for international students. New international students will be placed in buddy groups with Norwegian students who meet them on arrival day and show them around for the first weeks. ESN buddies are students who already know the campus.
Both campuses have attractive day-care centres for children of students and university staff. Student housing is of high quality and many of the buildings are on or close to the campuses. The cafeteria is ranked as the most popular student cafeteria in the nation year after year.
The University of Agder has two campuses, Campus Kristiansand and Campus Grimstad. In total more than 11 000 students and almost 1200 staff members have the two campuses as their work place.KristiansandThe Kristiansand campus buildings are enclosed by park grounds and have a sleek, contemporary design. The campus is close to recreational areas and in walking distance of the city centre. GrimstadThe top-notch facilities at Campus Grimstad include a media production studio, a simulated hospital, advanced laboratories and a smart house for technology testing.
The sport facilities are very good, with a training centre on campus and a lot of outdoor options.
SiA (Student Association of Agder):
The school will obtain AACSB accreditation by fall 2017