Harstad University College

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Harstad University College
Høgskolen i Harstad (HiH)
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Harstad University College
Type University college
Established 1 August 1994
Rector Bodil Olsvik
Academic staff
Students 1,300
Location Harstad, Norway
68°48′13″N 16°32′48″E / 68.80361°N 16.54667°E / 68.80361; 16.54667Coordinates: 68°48′13″N 16°32′48″E / 68.80361°N 16.54667°E / 68.80361; 16.54667
Affiliations UArctic
Website www.hih.no

Harstad University College (Norwegian: Høgskolen i Harstad or HiH) is a høgskole, a Norwegian state institution of higher education, in the city of Harstad in Troms county, Norway.[1]

It was originally established on 28 October 1983. The present organization was established on 1 August 1994 as a result of the merging of three regional høgskoler. Harstad University College has about 1300 students and 120 employees (in 2012).[2]


Harstad University College is divided into two departments, the Business Administration and Social Sciences Department, and the Health and Social Care Department.[3]

Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences[edit]

The department comprises two sections:

  • Leadership, Management, and Organization
  • Services

Department of Health and Social Care[edit]

The department comprises four sections:

  • Social Education
  • Nursing
  • Child Welfare Education
  • Continuing Education


  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Høgskolen i Harstad" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  2. ^ "Norges første flerfaglige høgskole" (in Norwegian). Høgskolen i Harstad. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  3. ^ "Organisation Structure". Høgskolen i Harstad. Retrieved 2012-08-25.