Bergen University College - Høgskolen i Bergen
English language section of Bergen University College
Type of Higher Education Institution: University
Bergen University College was established in 1994 and is based in Bergen, Norway. The college was formed when six independent colleges in the area merged to create a single higher education institution. There are close to 6000 students enrolled with 600 staff members on hand. The college has three main faculties namely education, engineering and health and social sciences.
Both bachelor and master degrees are offered at Bergen University College. The main medium of instruction is Norwegian, barring the English courses, which are designed for exchange students. Apart from these, all exchange students can avail themselves of joint courses on the Norwegian language and Norwegian culture.
Bergen University College feels it is important for teachers to upgrade their teaching skills from an international perspective. The college participates in teacher exchanges and welcomes teachers from foreign universities to give students an international perspective on their studies. The college also hosts seminars on a regular basis on a wide range of topics such as Physiotherapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health. Workshops are also held from time to time. All students have access to the college library, which is divided into five main branches. Students have access to both printed and digital resource material. Students can also book a librarian if they require extra help in researching a thesis or assignment. The college also has a number of student clubs, which organize excursions as well as special events and activities.