Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

Ås, Norway
The university is recognised as a leading international centre of knowledge, focused on higher education and research within environmental- and biosciences.

About

Education

The Faculty of Environmental Science and Technology is comprised of three departments: Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, Department of Environmental Sciences and Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology.

  • Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management (INA) combines research on, and education in, fundamental biology and ecology, renewable energy, nature-based tourism, natural resource management and forestry.
  • Department of Environmental Sciences (IMV)
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology (IMT)

Research

NMBU's research is enabling people all over the world to tackle the big, global challenges regarding the environment, sustainable development, how to improve human and animal health, renewable energy sources, food production, and land- and resource management.

Master's Programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (5)
Social Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Business & Management (1)
Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

Services

Student services

Services at the Service Centre:

  • Switchboard
  • Reception
The Service Centre is NMBU's main reception. We welcome visitors to the University and guide them on through the NMBU system. We also issue temporary parking permits and guest parking permits. The Reception area in Ås has a seating area and newspapers for people who want to sit here and read.
  • Lost property
The Service Centre in Cirkus acts as Campus Ås' lost property office. If you find a lost item or if you have lost something, please contact us – either in person or over the phone.
  • Post service
  • Access cards
  • Hiring rooms

Housing services

On-campus Housing

  • Upon admission, students at NMBU-Campus Ås are given instructions on how to apply for accommodation provided by SiÅs (University Foundation for Student Life). SiÅs is a student-owned organization responsible for various services for students, such as on-campus housing, cafeterias and the bookstore.

Private Housing Off-campus

  • Private housing options can be considered and investigated from the very beginning. You might also consider other locations than Ås. For example Ski (7 minutes from Ås with train/car), Vestby (8 minutes from Ås with train/car) and Oslo (30 minutes from Ås with train/car). The train station in Ås is about 15 minutes walk to campus.

Library services

Staff and students at NMBU have to search the library database, and find materials on their own. The loan period is normally 4 weeks, journals 1 week. Remember to take along your library card. Any material being stored at one of NMBU’s departments has to be borrowed at the department directly.

Medical services

Health care is generally provided by your assigned General Practioner, if you are a member of the insurance scheme. The local Health Care Center offers certain medical services for students and youth in the municipality.

Student Life

Campus life

The new Campus Ås, which is scheduled to be completed in 2019, will be a powerhouse of innovation, research and education in the life sciences.

The project includes construction of new teaching and research buildings, a new shared services building with a canteen and library, renovation of the venerable Clock Building (Urbygningen), new student accommodation, and new infrastructure.

When the remaining veterinary research and educational units move from Adamstuen to a state-of-the-art new building in Ås in 2019, the foremost producers of knowledge about all stages of the biological production chain in Norway will be consolidated in one place.

Sports facilities

NMBU has a football and sports field and a large indoor sports facility. The university is located in close proximity to both a ski track and a national rowing facility.The Student Union (Samfunnet) is a large facility offering students a cafeteria, bar and numerous rooms which students can use for student activities, such as concerts and dances.For more information about sports offers see Sias sports or Samfunnet for other.

Student clubs

The University Foundation for Student Life in Ås was established in 1955 under and in pursuance of the Act of 28.06.96 of Student unions. SiÅs shall:

  • provide the students with good and reasonable welfare offers
  • promote the students interests
  • contribute do that NMBU becomes and attractive place to study and work
  • SiÅs is in charge of the student accommodations, sports center, bookstore, print shop, restaurant and cafeterias, nursery, kiosk and booking of meeting and function rooms.
Studensamfunnet in Ås The NMBU student community consists of 60-70 clubs and societies that both alone and together offer most students unique and social activities with many challenges.

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