Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

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Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Norges idrettshøgskole
Norways school of higher sportseducation.jpg
Established 1870
Type Public University
Rector Sigmund Loland
Location Oslo, Norway
Website www.nih.no

The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (Norwegian: Norges idrettshøgskole, NIH) is a public university located at Sognsvann in Oslo, Norway. It has the national responsibility for education and research related within sport sciences. It provides education at the Bachelor, Master and Doctorate levels.

History[edit]

In 1870 the government established The Gymnastical Central School for Athletics and Weapon Use. It changed its name to The State Gymnastics School in 1915. On 1 June 1968 it got its present name and was granted university status. The first Master student was educated in 1973 and the first PhD awarded in 1990.

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Coordinates: 59°58′0.48″N 10°43′57.21″E / 59.9668000°N 10.7325583°E / 59.9668000; 10.7325583