Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

The merger between Lillehammer University College and Hedmark University of Applied Sciences was formally approved by the Cabinet of Norway on 14 October 2016, and effective 1 January 2017. The merger has been implemented under the name Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University). 

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



From January 1st 2017 Hedmark University of Applied Sciences and Lillehammer University College are merged into the new institution Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University)


  • Our new institution offers 35 one-year study programs, 52 Bachelor programs, 31 Master programs and 4 PhD programs (plus one in cooperation with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology) in addition to a number of Teacher education and further education programs.
  • Our academic offer covers a vast number of subject areas: ecology and agricultural sciences, psychology, sports, law, music, pedagogy, health sciences, social sciences, teacher education, language and literature, biotechnology, film, tv and culture, tourism, animation and game sciences, economics, leadership and innovation. 


Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences has strategically prioritized the following research areas – in which we also offer doctoral studies (PhD):

  • Applied Ecology and Biotechnology
  • Audiovisual Media 
  • Child and Youth Competence Development 
  • Innovation in Services
  • Teaching and Teacher Education  

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Housing services

Students are accommodated in single furnished rooms, with shared facilities (kitchen, bathroom, social room and laundry room) and free internet and parking.

Library services

At Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University), the libraries at campuses Hamar, Elverum, Rena and Evenstad have extended their opening hours. This means that enrolled students and faculty have access to the library before and after regular, staffed opening hours. 

ICT services

  • IT support
  • Wi-Fi on campus 
  • Printing 

Medical services

All students from EU/EEA countries should have health insurance from their home country. The European Health Insurance Card documents that you are entitled to medical treatment during your stay in Norway (and other EEA countries and Switzerland). If you decide to use private health insurance, please check with your insurance company if your coverage includes Norway.

Student Life

Campus life

INN University operates on six campuses in south-eastern Norway: Blæstad, Elverum, Evenstad, Hamar, Lillehammer and Rena.

Sports facilities

  • On-campus Gym
  • largest swimming hall of the region (Ankerskogen), and a cinema.
  • large sports hall with a climbing wall, training rooms and a brand new outdoor training area.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

all was going well until covid 19 set in and ended everything

Innland Game School Student Review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My overall experience was very good. The subjects were very interesting and future-oriented. I liked the pace of the lectures and most of the teacher very good. the facilities were modern and nice and the classmates were encouraging. The campus was in a little town called Hamar, I personally was familiar with the place and enjoyed myself there. I would love the school to...

My time in Hamar
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I got what I was looking for when I enrolled to this university, talented teachers, and a good work environment.


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!