Vestfold University College

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Vestfold University College
Høgskolen i Vestfold
TypeState university college
RectorPetter Aasen (2007-)

Vestfold University College (Norwegian: Høgskolen i Vestfold, abbreviated as HiVe) was a university college in the county of Vestfold, Norway. The university college's campuses were formerly located in Borre and Eik. From 2010 the whole university college was co-located at Campus Bakkenteigen in Horten. It was established 1 August 1994 by the merger of three previous university colleges (Eik Normal School, Vestfold College Center, and Vestfold Nursing College),[2] and has approximately 4,000 students and 450 employees. The university college has four faculties: Humanities and Education, Health Sciences, Business and Social Sciences, and Technology and Maritime Sciences. The college merged with Buskerud University College on 1 January 2014 to create Buskerud and Vestfold University College.

Study programmes in English[edit]

As of 2007, one 30 ECTS course is offered in English, "A Norwegian Cultural Journey". From 2010 a PhD program in applied micro- and nanosystem technologies is offered in English.


  1. ^ Maritime, Nautical, Shipping & Logistics Education
  2. ^ "Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved February 11, 2019.

Coordinates: 59°22′07″N 10°26′30″E / 59.36861°N 10.44167°E / 59.36861; 10.44167