NTNU tops list of Norway’s largest universities

NTNUPhoto: Ole Martin Wold / NTB

A record number of students started studying at Norwegian universities and colleges last year. 

Norway’s largest university is the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), with 41,900 students in the autumn of 2020. According to figures from Statistics Norway (SSB), 14% of all Norwegian students chose to study at NTNU.

NTNU is followed by the University of Oslo (UiO), with 26,550 students last year, and Oslo Met and BI Norwegian Business School, with 21,300 and 21,000 students, respectively, according to the figures.

The two are followed by the University of Bergen and the University of Southeastern Norway. In 2020, more than half of Norwegian students were studying at one of these six study places.

Nevertheless, the colleges have had the greatest growth, and in 2020 the number of students at BI Norwegian Business School and Innlandet University College increased by 9% from the previous year. Among the smaller study places, Molde University College stands out, with a growth of 17% in the same period, while Kristiania University College had a growth of 41%.

The decline in students was greatest at UiO with 2%, which is the third year in a row the university has had a decline in the number of students.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayEducation

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