Norwegian University of Life Sciences


As a University, NMBU aims to educate outstanding candidates, perform high-quality research that produces new perspectives, and create innovation. NMBU will contribute to a knowledge-based and open public debate and help boost public confidence in research methods and results.

We will have open and respectful cooperation with the world around us, both with the public and private sectors. We will ensure that public funds are effectively and purposefully used, benefiting society as a whole. NMBU shall be an internationally renowned University.

Our special mission

The world is facing major, complex challenges in areas such as climate change, environmental pollution, population growth, migration, poverty, public and animal health, food and water supply, energy, use and protection of natural resources and areas.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals were adopted in 2015 as a starting point for concerted efforts to safeguard the future of our planet. NMBU represents a unique academic synthesis of environmental and life sciences, bio-production, veterinary medicine, technology, land use planning and economics that provides us with the perfect position to help solve these challenges and enable a sustainable future in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. Such solutions will mainly be found at the interface and in the interaction between our subject areas.

NMBU carries a particular responsibility; we will contribute to securing livelihoods for future generations. Our students will be encouraged to adopt a mind set in support of sustainability. They will have the knowledge, competencies and skills required to meet major global societal challenges.

We cultivate strong professional environments and cooperation across subjects and disciplines, promoting new ideas and innovation.

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Facts and figures

Year Established 2014
Total Number of Staff 1614
Number of Academic Staff 860
Number of Students 6400
Focus Areas

Bio Economy
 - Innovation
 - Use of Resources

 - Space and Architecture

 - Climate and Energy

- Biosciences and Science

 - Veterinary Medicine and Husbandry

Food Sciences
- Agriculture and Aquaculture

Plant Sciences
- Agronomy and Natural Sciences

Social Sciences
- Business and Economics
- Development Studies and International Relations

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