Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)

Introduction

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) was established in 2005 when it received full university accreditation from NOKUT. It is one of the 8 accredited universities in Norway.

In 1859 it was initially established as an agricultural school and in 1897 it became a scientific university college (vitenskapelig høgskole). 

From 1897 onwards, it was known as the Agricultural University of Norway (NLH) until receiving university status in 2005. 

UMB is comprised of 8 departments and works closely with 5 centres on campus. 

Education at UMB is characterised by its high professional quality, constant teacher-student interaction and a pleasant social and physical environment.

UMB is recognised as a leading international centre of knowledge, focused on higher education and research within environmental- and biosciences. 

The university's main specialisation areas are: 

  • Biology
  • Environment
  • Food
  • Land Use and Natural Resource Management

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Programs

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BSc

BSc in International Environment and Development Studies

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The programme consists of mandatory and elective courses. The elective courses may be within areas such as economics, international relations, [+]

BSc in International Environment and Development Studies

 

The programme consists of mandatory and elective courses. The elective courses may be within areas such as economics, international relations, ecology, organizational theory and resource management.

 

All mandatory courses are taught in English, and it is possible to compose a study plan with all courses in English. We recommend that you take one semester abroad where you may take courses that are not offered at UMB.

 

With a bachelor degree in International Environment and Development Studies you can seek admission to a master programme in Development Studies, International Environmental Studies or Agroecology at UMB or to similar programmes in Norway and abroad.... [-]