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Education for Diversity and Sustainable Living - Nordic perspectives in a global context

  • Duration: 1 semester
  • Fall semester , Exchange student , Full degree student
  • ECTS 30 ECTS
  • Application period Application deadline: 15 April (for free movers) or 1 May (exhange students, see below)
  • 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 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.



How to apply?

Apply through our local admission service using the code 4054 (choose "English taught programmes EU/EEA only" from the menu in the application portal). This is for free movers only. If you want to apply as an exchange student from a partner university please see information below. . Click the Apply button on this page to proceed.


For free movers

15 April: Application deadline for applicants from EU/EEA, including Nordic countries and Norway.

Apply here - choose the option "English taught programmes, for EU/EEA only"

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

Documentation requirements

English requirements


For exchange students

Contact: Guro Hagen

15 April: Nomination deadline for our partner institutions

1 May: Application deadline for Exchange students from our partner institutions.

Apply here (Exchange students) - choose the application form for Campus Hamar

Education for Diversity and Sustainable Living - Nordic perspectives in a global context

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

Next admission autumn 2020.

Learning outcome

Upon completing a full semester programme in Education for Sustainability and Global Citizenship, candidates will have acquired the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The candidate

  • has knowledge of international agreements relevant to sustainable living
  • understands the interrelationship between individual responsibility and collective action
  • 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 and the science of environmentalsustainability
  • 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 that determine lifestyle and livelihood patterns
  • 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 development


The candidate

  • is able to discuss 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 education for sustainability and global citizenship
  • has knowledge of the key learning competencies for sustainability

What is next?

The programme can be a part of a bachelor degree.

More information


Free for exchange students. Semester fee applies for free movers.
This study is offered by: Faculty of Education