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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

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



January 1st 2017 Hedmark University of Applied Sciences and Lillehammer University College merged and became Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences - INN University


Our new institution will offer 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. 

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Housing services

Most residence halls are equipped with Internet connections. Students in this shared living space may be both Norwegian and international. There are no residence halls that are male or female only, so your shared living space will be mixed. In general, Norwegian students live quite independently in the residence hall setting.

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. 

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 as if your coverage includes Norway.

Student Life

Campus life

INN University will operate on six campuses in south-eastern Norway: Blæstad, Elverum, Evenstad, Hamar, Lillehammer and Rena and will have approximately 13 000 students and 952 employees. 

Sports facilities

University offers on-campus gym for all students for a fee of 250 NOK per semester. Access to the gym is also possible outside of the university's working hours. 


Norway has eight accredited universities, five accredited specialized university institutions, seven accredited university colleges, one accredited national colleges of the arts and several private institutions of higher education with either institutional- or programme accreditation.

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