NKI Distance Education - NKI Fjernundervisning
English language section of NKI Distance Education
Type of Higher Education Institution: University
NKI Distance Education was set up in Norway in 1959. It is one of the most popular colleges of its region. The college caters to thousands of Norwegian organisations, enterprises and public institutions. All these institutions have used various NKI courses and study programmes for further development of the competence of their employees. The college has been encouraging research and development since 1970. These research projects are funded with public funds from the Norwegian state as well as the EU.
NKI Distance Education is one of the foremost distance education institutions in Norway. It is also the largest distance education institution in Northern Europe. It is proud of the fact that it is one of the first institutions all over the world to offer online education. In as early as 1987, it launched its first online distance learning programmes based on a conferencing system. This system was developed completely with internal expertise.
NKI Distance Education offers a variety of courses on subjects that lead to examinations at undergraduate level. The courses are conducted partly in association with public universities and university colleges. These subjects vary from information technology, psychology, philosophy and economics to education and business administration. At the upper secondary level, the college offers courses that lead to examinations in health, general studies, building and construction, social studies, design studies, mechanical trades, hotel and catering and electrical trades.