International at UiT



International cooperation is a precondition in order for UiT The Arctic University of Norway to offer outstanding education and worldlleading research - students, employees researchers, academic groups and departments. In this portal you will find information about international contacts, cooperation and possibilities at UiT.
Cooperation on research and education across boundaries take many shapes, both at home and abroad.
 
Internationalisation is a tool for academic and personal development, and an important contributiuon to institutional learning at UiT. International cooperation contributes to quality through joint efforts, new ideas and exchange of experience.
Developing the High North - UiT`s Strategy towards 2020 contains several statements on the need for paying attention to international cooperation:
 
UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a medium-sized research university that contributes to knowledge-based development at the regional, national and international level
 
UiT will be at the international forefront in the following areas of knowledge:
  • Energy, climate, society and environment
  • Technology
  • Health, welfare and quality of life
  • Community development and democratisation
  • Sustainable use of resources
UiT will offer research-based education of the highest international quality standards
 
A good and creative learning environment: UiT will increase the recruitment of new students on regionally, nationally and internationally
 
UiT will be a research-driven university with researchers and research groups that are innovative and at the international research frontier in their fields, and have PhD programmes that are internationally competitive.
 
UiT will build knowledge and competence with international partners through education, research and artistic and professional development
 
Work environment and organisation: UiT will facilitate increased international mobility
Note: These links are to Norwegian texts:
 
Morten Irgens, Prorektor for forskning, HiOA: 10 tiltak for internasjonalisering. Debatt i Khrono, 27.08.2015
 
Ole Petter Ottersen, rektor UiO: Internasjonalisering av høyere utdanning – derfor gjør vi det. Internasjonaliseringskonferansen 2012
 
Harald Nybølet, SIU: Kvalitet krever internasjonalisering. Debatt i Khrono, 27.06.2016
 
Amund Thomassen, NSO og Hans Christian Paulsen, UiO: Omstilling krever internasjonal utdanning. Debatt i Khrono, 15.04.2016

This portal: uit.no/international

 

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