The University of Agder’s vision is “co-creation of tomorrow’s knowledge” and we aim to accomplish this through close collaboration with regional, national and international partners. The region is transitioning from oil-based to green industry, forcing companies to rethink their business models and individuals to rethink their careers. We are developing a culture for job creation while working toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the fulfilment of the European Green Deal.

UiA has 1,400 employees and 13,500 students on two campuses, Kristiansand and Grimstad. UiA offers Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes in many disciplines and several Master’s programmes are taught in English. This offer is constantly developing. We have a long history of student exchange and were one of the first institutions in Europe awarded the ECTS label. Each year, we welcome ------ exchange students and send ------ abroad. In 2020, UiA was chosen as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for its achievements in the field of European studies.

UiA joined the FORTHEM Alliance in September 2021.


UiA's response to Will Ferrell's Super Bowl ad about electric cars has been seen by more than 1 million people, and won two gold and one silver medal at Cannes Corporate Film Festival. The film stars Rector Sunniva Whittaker and is made entirely in-house on a very low budget.


Health and Sport Sciences

  • - Centre for Caring Research
  • - Centre for eHealth
  • - Centre for Lifecourse Nutrition

Humanities and Education

  • - Centre for Norwegian Studies Abroad

Fine Arts

  • - FLUKS Centre for Young Art

Social Sciences

  • - Centre for eHealth and Healthcare Technology
  • - Centre for Integrated Emergency Management
  • - CeDiT: Centre for Digital Transformation
  • - Praxsis Research Centre

Engineering and Science

  • - The Centre for Coastal Research (CCR) 
  • - Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR)
  • - Mathematics Education Research Group Agder (MERGA)
  • - SFI Offshore Mechatronics
  • - Centre for Research, Innovation and Coordination of Mathematics Teaching (MatRIC)
  • - WISENET Centre
  • - Top Research Centre Mechatronics

School of Business and Law

  • - Centre for Advanced Studies in Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS)
  • - Centre for Entrepreneurship
  • - Centre for Real Estate Economics
  • - Centre for Research on Social Enterprises and Microfinance

Teacher Education Unit


UiA offers support to students whose day-to-day study activities are affected by impairment or chronic illness. 

Please click here if you have a disability or illness that affects your study situation.



→ Visit the university website.

→ Information for exchange students.

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