Mergers 2015-16

The following Norwegian institutions will be merged in 2015 and 2016.

New acronym and new English name

Mergers with old acronym and English name

FTE   Comment


Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

BIOFORSK (Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research), NILF (Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute), SoL (Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute) 333 From 1st of July 2015


VID Specialized University

DHS (Diakonhjemmet University College), HDH (Haraldsplass diakonale høgskole), HB (Høgskolen Betanien), MHS (School of Mission and Theology) 2481 From 1st of January 2016


Norwegian Institute of Public Health

FHI (Norwegian Institute of Public Health), SIRUS (Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research), VKM (Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety) 460 From 1st of January 2016


University College of Southeast Norway

HBV (Buskerud and Vestfold University College), HiT (Telemark University College) 11 365 From 1st of January 2016 (with name Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge)


Norwegian University of Science and Technology

NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), HiST (Sør-Trøndelag University College), HiG (Gjøvik University College), HiAls (Aalesund University College) 30 064 From 1st of January 2016


Nord University

UiN (University of Nordland), HiNe (Nesna University College), (HiNT (Nord-Trøndelag University College)) 4 560 Merger between UiN and HiNe, from 2017 HiNT


Oslo and Akershus University College of  Applied Sciences


HiOA (Oslo and Akershus University College), NIBR (Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research), SIFO (National Institute for Consumer Research) 14 085 From 1st of January 2016


UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT (UiT The Arctic University of Norway), HIH (Harstad University College), HiN (Narvik University college) 12 080 From 1st of January 2016
  • The University of Stavanger (UiS) library is merged with the library at the University Hospital of Stavanger. The University Hospital has 717 medical doctors, 275 scientists og 800 beds.
  • The library at OUS (Oslo University Hospital) is merged with the library at University of Oslo (UiO) with collected FTE 25 280.  


Published May 19, 2015 2:25 PM - Last modified Feb. 11, 2016 1:28 PM