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)

If you want to learn more about the Nordic welfare model, ecological processes and biodiversity, and how lifestyle choices influence social, economic and environmental development, this programme is the right one for you. The target group is both international and Norwegian students, and both student teachers and in-service teachers.


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.




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

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.

Practical information

This one-semester programme is entirely taught in English language. Both Norwegian and international students are welcome to apply! 

  • Weeks 33 and 46 are interdisciplinary
  • Environmental Education (EDSL-2): weeks 34-38 (note that the first part of the exam is already in week 36)
  • Education for a Sustainable Society and the Nordic Welfare model (EDSL-1): weeks 37-42
  • Global Citizenship, Culture and Religious Diversity: A Nordic Perspective (EDSL-3): weeks 42-45


  • EDSL2: first part is in week 36, second and last part is an oral exam Thursday and Friday in week 49
  • EDSL1: Thursday-Friday in week 48
  • EDSL3: Thursday in week 47

Further studies

The programme can be a part of a bachelor degree.

What does it cost?

Free for exchange students. Semester fee applies for free movers.
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.

Application procedure and documents

This study is offered by: Faculty of Education