Telemark University College

Porsgrunn, Norway
Telemark University College (TUC), (Høgskolen i Telemark or HiT in Norwegian) is a state university college and has approximately 6 900 students.TUC is a not for profit organisation based in the South-Eastern part of Norway.
  • 3 Masters
  • 6500 Students
  • Public Institution Type



TUC has campuses in Bø, Notodden, Porsgrunn and at Rauland, and offers a broad range of academic opportunities at bachelor's, master's and Ph.D-level.

The three pillars of the TUC activities are education, research and dissemination

TUC's main ambition is to be granted full university accreditation before 2016. This will add to the wealth of academic and research opportunities in Telemark.


TUC currently offers three PhD programmes; Process-, Energy- and Automation Engineering, Ecology and Culture studies.Research at the TUC is tied closely to our three phd programs.

The research is organized in research groups and research centers. TUC has since 2009 more than fivefold the number of publication points and continue to focus on strengthening our research and development.

  • 226 Publication points 2014
  • 61 Phd students 2015
  • 8 Dissertations 2014

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (3)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Telemark University College!


Student services

Schedules and group rooms

The class schedule includes class information, course, time, room and instructor.

You are welcome to make a reservation for group room. The username and password is the same as for your HiT account.

International students to Bø will be given information on the Introduction Week Programme upon arrival. The programme will also be posted on this page as soon as it has been finalized. International students will partly follow the regular start-up programme, partly meet for separate sessions.

Housing services

The Campus Notodden offers student housing with free wireless internet access. It is also possible to rent a house together with friends, via the private market. You can choose to live close to the campus or close to the city centre, near StuA, bars, cafés, galleries and the movie theatre.

Library services

All the library's resources are freely available to staff and students on campus. Students and staff can get access to the library's electronic resources off campus.

Contact the library if you need help in finding information or in citing and referencing.

ICT services


  • Office 365
  • Wireless network access
  • Software
  • File storage and access
  • Email
  • Printers - Follow-me
  • IT-helpdesk
  • User account and password
  • Home sites
  • Loan of computers

Student Life

Campus life

Living in Telemark is great. Telemark can offer diverse scenery, a rich work life, exciting culture, and nice people.

Telemark University College has campuses in:

  • Bø: There are numerous clubs including: a book club, a photo club, a film club, a jazz club, a student newspaper, a choir, a student radio station and multiple intermural sports clubs. There is also an annual student organized week called VIKO which includes a wide variety of fun activies.
  • Notodden: Here you can engage in snowboarding, beach volleyball, kroki or take a walk in picturesque surroundings far from big city noise and hectic lives.
  • Porsgrunn
  • Rauland og Drammen.

Sports facilities

The Campus Notodden has a swimming pool, a large gymnasium with an indoor-climbing wall, and offers plenty of outdoor activities.

The Global Study Awards

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