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

  • Duration: 1 semester
  • Exchange student, Full degree student
  • ECTS 30 ECTS
  • Application period 1 February, 15 April, 1 May (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, 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.


How to apply?

This study is applicabable through our local admission service using the code 4054. Click the Apply button on this page to proceed.

Admission for Free-movers

Contact: Admission Office 


Application deadlines for international and Norwegian free movers: 
1 February for applicants outside the EU/EEA/Nordic countries
- 15 April for applicants from the EU/EEA/Nordic countries

Apply here - chose the option English taught programmes


Exchange students

Contact:   Guro Hagen

1 May Application deadline for Exchange students from our partner institutions

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

Next admission to be confirmed - either autumn 2020 or spring 2021.

Photo: Guro Hagen

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 to be confirmed - either autumn 2020 or spring 2021.

Important information for applicants from outside the EU/EEA/Nordic countries: The Norwegian immigration authorities (UDI) charges a fee of 5300 NOK for the application for the residence permit, which will not be refunded if your application gets rejected. Because this study programme is at bachelor level, residence permits are usually only granted to citizens from EU/EEA/Nordic countries,  visa-free countries and citizens from a handful of other countires. Please refer to the Norwegian Immigration Authorities for further information. 

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 program 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