STORD/HAUGESUND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Stord/Haugesund University College is a medium sized and modern state institution of higher education with approximately 3300 students and 300 employees. The institution was established August 1st, 1994 when four independent colleges in Stord and Haugesund merged.
The College is organized in three faculties:
• Faculty of Teacher and Cultural Education
• Faculty of Technology, Business, and Maritime Education
• Faculty of Health Education
Stord/Haugesund University College offers studies of high quality, directed towards specific professions in society, and there is a great demand for graduates from our study programs. Our areas of commitment are:
• Didactics and professional knowledge in teacher education
• Petromaritime business activities
• Health education
Haugesund is a small municipality, only 73 km². The population is 34,619, giving the municipality a population density of 509 people per km².
The town is situated on a strategically important sound through which ships could pass without traversing heavy seas. In the early years the coastal waters off Haugesund were a huge source of herring, and the town grew accordingly. Despite being barely a village back then, King Harald Fairhair lived at Avaldsnes, very close to the modern town of Haugesund. In the last decades, the town, like its neighbours, has been turning towards the petroleum industry, the herring being long gone.
Haugesund is the main cultural centre for its region, and is home to several festivals, the largest being the Norwegian International Film Festival and Sildajazz, an international jazz festival with approximately 70 bands and close to 200 concerts.
IUP students have the opportunity to take courses in English offered in Nursing, Technical Business and Maritime Studies. Information about these courses can be found here.
Stord/Haugesund University College will assist students with finding accommodations.
Students are required to obtain a visa to study in Norway. More information about this can be found on the travel.state.gov website. Please contact Jessica Halchak for more information about student visas.