Molde University College

Molde University College – Specialized University in Logistics (MUC or HiMolde) is the leading higher educational institution in Norway offering education in Logistics. Logistics deals with the organization of flows of products, services, and information in various networks, infrastructures, and supply chains, essentially coordinating all the process flows from raw materials to the end-user. Logistics builts upon a broad spectrum of disciplines, like economics, business administration, industrial organization, management, information technology / computer science, data analytics, engineering, and operations research.

HiMolde occupies a modern-looking complex of buildings with high-tech interior and classrooms that are fully equipped for offering top-quality education at bachelor, master, and PhD-levels in three faculties: Logistics; Business Administration and Social Sciences; and Health Sciences and Social Care. Many programs, especially those in Logistics, are taught in English. HiMolde also has an additional campus in a neighboring city of Kristiansund. 

Molde is close to many of Norway’s remarkable sights, like the Atlantic Road, Trollvegen and Trollstigen (the Troll Wall and the serpentine mountain road), and the Romsdalseggen ridge. Despite being a small place, the city attracts lovers of nature with its alluring hiking trails, the lovers of fine cuisine – with delicious meals of freshly caught seafood, and lovers of culture – with many annual music and literature festivals.

Social life at HiMolde is specially tailored for the internationalization of education. In addition to various Opening Week activities (to help the new Norwegian and international students integrate into the community at HiMolde), events like International Day have also become a tradition. These activities help the students and staff exchange their experiences about their home countries, the participants see different traditional outfits and taste delicious food from the European, African and Asian countries.

HiMolde’s vast connections with businesses and academia throughout Europe and globally instigate the high-quality, cutting-edge multi-disciplinary and practice-oriented research in logistics, which is especially relevant to challenging areas like the Arctic. The publication rate at HiMolde is one of the highest among Norwegian universities.

HiMolde’s motto is "Knowledge for sustainability and innovation".

Facts and figures

Year Established 1994
Total Number of Staff 230
Number of Academic Staff 165
Number of Students 3000
Focus Areas

Logistics and Operations Research

Supply Chain Management

Sustainable Energy Logistics

Business Analytics

Web link for international students
Fields of Study Offered Economics
Social and behavioural science (others)
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Management and administration
Business and administration (others)
Mathematics and statistics (broad programmes)
Computer science
Electricity and energy
Manufacturing and processing (broad programmes)
Nursing and caring
Social services (broad programmes)
Transport services (broad programmes)