HVL is one of the largest higher education institutions in Norway. HVL was formed through a merger between Bergen University College, Sogn og Fjordane University College and Stord/Haugesund University College on January 1 2017.
HVL has a clear professional and working life-oriented profile. Through education, research and development we create new knowledge and expertise, anchored internationally and with solutions that work locally.
HVL stretches over 5 campuses and 400 kilometres on the western coast of Norway. The university graduate over 3000 candidates annualy and offers a broad range of academic programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels.
Students at undergraduate and postgraduate level have access to high quality exchange opportunities abroad and staff-mobility is encouraged.