As a knowledge nation, Norway has a great need for people with high level professional skills, and it is an overall goal for the government to achieve quality education for Norwegian and international students.Our educational system is based on the principle that everyone should be able to get an education regardless of their social background.
Norway currently has 9 universities, 8 university colleges and 5 scientific colleges owned by the state. Norway also has a large number of private higher education institutions receiving public funding.
In recent years, Norway has repeatedly been ranked as ‘the best country to live in’ by the United Nations Human Development Report. This annual ranking is based largely on average levels of education and income, combined with life expectancy, but also factors such as human rights and cultural freedom. Norway is also rated high for its literacy rate, educational levels and material wealth. In addition, Norway has one of the best welfare systems in the world, making sure that people who are unemployed or unable to work are given support so that they can lead dignified lives. Norway also has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.
Norway, with its population of just over 5 million, is one of the three Scandinavian countries. It is ranked as one of the best countries to live in and has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. All the more reason to Study in Norway!
Norwegians pride themselves on having an innovative workplace; we believe that flat organisations, a competent workforce and egalitarian values stimulate innovation.
What’s special about Norway?
Norway is known worldwide as a peaceful and safe democratic country that favours equality. Norway is also known to offer a high quality of life in many aspects. Here are a few examples of areas where Norway stands out:
Norway is ranked #1 on the Human Development Index (2015), and has been “the best country in which to live” more than 10 times according to the United Nations Development Programme (Human Development Reports)
Norway is ranked in the top 5 of the countries with the highest performing graduates: OECD Education at a Glance 2016
Ranked #1 among residents who say they feel safe in their country
Norway is among the top 3 countries in gender equality:World Economic Forum, Global Gender Gap Report, 2016
Ranking 3rd in using ICTs to improve educational learning outcomes: World Economic Forum, Global Information Technology Report, 2015