Education for Diversity and Sustainable Living

  • Duration: Fall semester 2019
  • Fall semester, Exchange student
  • ECTS 30 ECTS
  • Application period 1 May for the fall semester (August-December)
  • You want to learn about the Nordic welfare model
  • You want to learn about ecological processes and biodiversity
  • You want to learn about how lifestyle choices influence social, economic and environmental Development

About the programme

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University) currently holds the UNESCO chair to promote education for sustainable living. As part of this effort, from the fall semester 2019, INN University offers an international programme which highlights the Nordic perspectives on diversity and sustainable living within the field of education.

The programme is interdisciplinary, comprised of contributions from Education in Natural Science, Social Science, and Religious Education. The programme will provide students with insight into the Nordic response to the call for Education for Diversity and Sustainable Living. Students will approach the issue theoretically and practically, through observation and involvement in educational practices. The programme will prepare students to be critical discussants on how to educate for diversity and sustainable living.

Admission for Free-movers

Contact: Admission Office


Phone: + 47 62 43 00 04 (Opening hours: 10:00 - 14:00 CET)

Application deadlines

February 1st for applicants outside the EU/EEA/Nordic countries.

April 15th for applicants from the EU/EEA/Nordic countries.

The Application portal (Søknadsweb) opens on November 1.

Apply here (Free-movers only)

Would you like to apply as an Exchange student?

Contact the university's exchange coordinator or international office at your home institution to find out if you are eligible for exchange studies at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University). Applications can be submitted for one campus only.

Practical information

The course is expected to start in the fall semester of 2019.

Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed the full semester program in Education for Diversity and Sustainable living should have the following learning outcomes:


The candidate

  • has knowledge of international agreements relevant to sustainable living
  • understands  the interrelation between individual responsibility and collective  action
  • understands the role of civil society and the development of global society
  • has knowledge of central theories related to culture, identity, and religion in diverse societies
  • has insight into how lifestyle choices influence social, economic and environmental development
  • has insight into ecological processes and biodiversity
  • has knowledge of the discourses related to education for sustainable living
  • has knowledge of the Nordic welfare model


The candidate

  • can identify systems and processes which determine patterns of living
  • can critically reflect on and discuss theories related to culture, identity, and religion in diverse societies
  • can acquire, assess and use information to achieve a more sustainable future
  • can reflect on and discuss reasonable paths for sustainable living


The candidate

  • is able to describe values upon which good quality of life is based
  • is able to adapt to new situations (change management)
  • has an understanding of the complexity and interrelatedness of issues about sustainable development
  • has experience participating in a voluntary activity related to sustainable living 

Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification. Norwegian language proficiency is not required. 

More on application and admission

What is next?

The program can be a part of a bachelor degree.

More information


Free for Exchange students. Semester fee applies for free-movers.

Any questions?

This study is offered by: Faculty of Education