Sámi University of Applied Sciences


Sámi allaskuvla / Sámi University of Applied Sciences is an indigenous institution that preserves and promotes Sámi language, culture and community life. At Sámi University of Applied Sciences, Sámi language is the main teaching, research and administration language. All our studies have a Sámi or Indigenous perspective, and we have strong connections to other Indigenous institutions. Sámi University of Applied Sciences has national responsibility in Norway for Sámi teacher training, journalist training and higher education, and has also an important role for higher education in Finland and Sweden. We promote Sámi perspective in research and teaching.

Sámi University of Applied Sciences has two faculties, both relevant for circumpolar and Arctic cooperation: Department of language, duodji, reindeer husbandry and social sciences, and Department of Sámi teacher training and Indigenous journalism.


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Web http://samas.no
Year Established 1989
Total Number of Staff 105
Number of Academic Staff 47
Number of Students 270
Focus Areas

Sámi language and language development

Sustainable development and biodiversity

Duodji, Sámi traditional and applied arts

Sámi reindeer herding

Social sciences

Sámi teacher training

Indigenous traditional knowledge

Indigenous and Sámi journalism

Fields of Study Offered Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)
Arts (broad programmes)
Journalism and information (broad programmes)

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