Sámi University College

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Sámi University College
Sámi allaskuvla
Sámi allaskuvla Sámi University College Samisk Høgskole logo.png
Established 1989
Type State College
President Jelena Porsanger
Academic staff 52
Admin. staff 100
Students 150
Location Kautokeino, Norway
69°00′52″N 23°02′14″E / 69.01444°N 23.03722°E / 69.01444; 23.03722Coordinates: 69°00′52″N 23°02′14″E / 69.01444°N 23.03722°E / 69.01444; 23.03722
Website www.samiskhs.no
Diehtosiida building where the Sámi University College is based

Sámi University College (Northern Sami: Sámi allaskuvla, Norwegian: Samisk høgskole) is a university college that is located in the village of Kautokeino in Kautokeino Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It was established in 1989 and has about 150 students and 52 faculty, technical and administrative staff. It is one of 25 Norwegian state university colleges.

The college has a national responsibility for Sámi higher education, including education within teaching and journalism. The college attempts to develop its syllabi on the basis of Sámi needs, and attempts to develop Sámi as an academic language. The college has students from all four countries covered by Sápmi.

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