Published on January 14, 2008
UMB IN A NUTSHELL : UMB IN A NUTSHELL The NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF LIFE SCIENCES: The NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF LIFE SCIENCES Aims to be a leading international centre of higher education and research within natural sciences, technology, social sciences and related interdisciplinary fields. Aims to contribute to finding solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow within agricultural production, environment- and land use management and business development. The NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF LIFE SCIENCES: The NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF LIFE SCIENCES Established in 1859 as the Norwegian agricultural post-graduate college 2,900 students 1, 200 Bachelor (2006) 1, 400 Master (2006) 300 taking practical pedagogical education (2006) 260 PhD and post-graduate students (2006) 870 staff – of which 440 scientific Offers 3-, 2- and 5-year academic studies (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD) 3-week Summer University DEPARTMENTS AND CENTRES: DEPARTMENTS AND CENTRES Dept. of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, IHA Dept. of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, IKBM Dept. of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, INA Dept. of Economics and Resource Management, IØR Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning, ILP Dept. of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, IMT Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences, IPM Dept. of International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric Centre for Continuing Education, SEVU Aquaculture Protein Centre, APC Animal Production Experimental Centre, SHF Centre for Feed Technology, FôrTek Centre for Plant Research in Controlled Climate, SKP Centre for Integrative Genetics, Cigene STUDYING AT UMB: STUDYING AT UMB 16 Bachelor’s and 37 Master’s programmes, of which 13 Master’s and 1 Bachelor’s programme taught in English 3-year doctoral education (PhD) Theoretical and applied scientific education with practical experience Additional programmes: Practical pedagogical education Continuing education (tailor-made courses) STUDY PROGRAMMES: STUDY PROGRAMMES Animal Science Aquaculture Biology Biotechnology Chemistry Geomatics Applied Informatics and Environmental Modeling Applied Mathematics and Statistics Spatial Planning Environment and Natural Resources Plant Science Water and Environmental Technology Ecology and Natural Resource Management Food Science Forest, Environment and Industry Property and Land Law Natural Science Environmental Physics Industrial Economics and Technology Management Landscape Architecture Economics and Resource Management Development Studies Teacher education in Natural Science ENGLISH MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES: ENGLISH MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMMES Agro-ecology Animal Breeding and Genetics Aquaculture Computational Biology Development and Natural Resource Economics Development Studies Ecology Specialisation General Ecology Specialisation Tropical Ecology and Management of Natural Resources Feed Manufacturing Technology International Environmental Studies Plant Science Radioecology INTERNATIONAL STUDIES: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Approx. 14% of students are non-Norwegian, 76 nationalities: Europe 35% Africa 31% Asia 21% North America 4% South America 2% 30% of students spend time studying abroad >30% of topics are offered in English Collaboration with approx. 80 universities abroad Trends in developing an international campus: Trends in developing an international campus Number of foreign students 2007: 395 2006: 377 2004: 264 2002: 236 Courses in English 2007: 37% 2005: 32% 2004: 31% Scientific papers with international co-authorship 2006: 41 % 2005: 36 % The internationalisation process at UMB: The internationalisation process at UMB Establisment of a centre for International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric (1986) English Master programme MNRSA as a ”flag ship” Teaching in English International Strategy for the university (2005) Language Policy for the university (2007) The main principle for developing linguistic diversity at UMB is "parallel lingualism", defined as a form of bilingualism that systematically gives equal status to Norwegian and a/several foreign language/s in academic work. Language courses offered in French, Norwegian, Spanish, Swahili, Urdu Institutionalising of networks in institutional agreements Nationalities at UMB (autumn 2007): Nationalities at UMB (autumn 2007) Outgoing UMB students 2005-2007: Outgoing UMB students 2005-2007 UNIQUE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: UNIQUE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT Easy to meet other students Clearly structured student environment All students offered housing in first study year Student Union 70 different associations and clubs University football- and sports field University indoor sports centre and large choice of sports Ski track National rowing facility THE GROUNDS: THE GROUNDS UMB is located in scenic surroundings UMB’s property consists of 600 hectares, of which 10% is covered by the park The neoclassic park has national cultural-historic value 1,400 different plant species are found on the grounds Of special interest: > Magnolia blooms in May > Rhododendron blooms in June CAMPUS Aas – A SCIENCE CLUSTER: CAMPUS Aas – A SCIENCE CLUSTER “Campus Aas” consists of UMB and other local institutes: Norwegian Food Research Institute (Matforsk) Institute of Aquaculture Research (Akvaforsk) Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute (NILF) Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk) Information Technology services (specialized) (ITAS) Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) Research park at Aas (Bioparken) The University Foundation for Student Life in Aas (SiÅs) FINANCIAL FIGURES: FINANCIAL FIGURES Total budget (2006): 722 million NOK Of which: 533 million from the Ministry of Education (74% of total budget) 189 million from other sources: - 92 million from the Norwegian Research Council - 41 million from the public sector - 37 million from the private sector - 19 million from other sources, e.g. EU, Nordic institutions and the municipal sector. 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