A Leading Institute in Social Education

As a nurse, you will work to ensure people with disabilities have equal rights to enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedom. You will, among other things, be able to work with environmental work, habilitation, rehabilitation and do mapping and observation. Based on the individual's resources, you will facilitate development, prevent functional failure and promote increased quality of life.

The education in Harstad is one of the largest in Norway and the only one in the north of Norway. The institute is led from UiT in Harstad, but has activities in all three northernmost counties, with bachelor programs (full-time or part-time), further education, master's programs and research.

You may do your practical training throughout the country, as well as practice and exchange stays in several of our partner countries.

The professional environment that works here is broad, but the core activities in education and research are aimed at the situation and living conditions of the disabled at national and international level. Teaching and research is developed in collaboration between community life, students, employees and our international partners

Employees at Department of Social Education:


Our Studies