Nesna University College

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Nesna University College
Høgskolen i Nesna
Høgskolen i Nesna002.JPG
View of the old building
Former names
Nesna lærerhøgskole
Type University college
Established 1918/1994
Rector Sven Erik Forfang
Students 1,200
Location Nesna, Nordland, Norway
66°11′51″N 13°01′44″E / 66.197516°N 13.028877°E / 66.197516; 13.028877Coordinates: 66°11′51″N 13°01′44″E / 66.197516°N 13.028877°E / 66.197516; 13.028877

Nesna University College (Norwegian: Høgskolen i Nesna or HiNe) was a university college, a Norwegian state institution of higher education, until it became part of Nord University in 2016.[1] Its campus in Nesna is today one of the campuses of the current Nord University.


It was established in 1918 as Nesna Teachers' College, and was reorganised as a state university college on 1 August 1994 following the university college reform. Until 2016 it was one of the 24 Norwegian state university colleges.

The university college had approximately 1200 students and 130 employees. The original teachers' college was established in 1918 by the local priest, Ivar Hjellvik, making it the second oldest institution of higher education in Northern Norway. This university college had permanent satellite campuses in the neighboring towns of Mo i Rana and Sandnessjøen.[2] Nesna University College hosts the Nordic Women's University.


View of the facility

Nesna University College consists of three Institutes (division). Each institute is further divided into a set of Departments.[3]

Institute of teacher education[edit]

This institute y is led by Hanne Davidsen. It consists of the Departments of English, Norwegian, Arts and Handicrafts, Religion and Philosophy, Music, Mathematics, the Natural Sciences, and Social Science.[3]

Institute of nursing[edit]

This institute is led by Else Lid. It consists of the Nursing Department.[3]

Institute of ICT[edit]

This institute is led by Geir Tore Klæbo. It consists of the ICT Department.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Universiteter og høyskoler slår seg sammen, Government of Norway
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Høgskolen i Nesna" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b c d HiNe. "Avdelinger" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-01-23. 

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