Norwegian College for Agriculture and Rural Development - Høgskulen Landbruk og bygdenæringar
English language section of Norwegian College for Agriculture and Rural Development
Type of Higher Education Institution: University
The Norwegian College for Agriculture and Rural Development is a private non-profit cooperative, which is owned by over a hundred shareholders. The college offers courses in rural development and agriculture to adult students. Each course offered at the college is equal to a year in an ordinary college. The college offers educational and research opportunities to its students. It is supported by finances received from the government, student fees, and services it offers to farm organizations in the country.
The courses are offered on a part time basis. Students can attend monthly classes, which are held for duration of three to five days. The rest of the instruction and problem solving can be done on the Internet from home. The courses are equal to a year of studying full time in ordinary college, but are covered over a span of two years. The admission requirements include being a high school graduate, a minimum age of 25 years, and at least 2 years of related work experience.
Some of the courses offered by the Norwegian College of Agriculture and Rural Development are animal husbandry, economy and management, and personal growth and development. Some more courses are pending approval. These include plant production, rural tourism and agricultural technology. The students of the college are mostly between the ages of 30 and 50.