Norwegian universities and colleges are preparing to receive Ukrainian refugees

StudentPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
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About 30 educational institutions have mapped their capacity to receive Ukrainian refugees. Most programs in English are at the master’s level.

The survey was done at the request of the Ministry of Education, Khrono writes. A review conducted by the newspaper shows that few educational institutions in Norway have any bachelor’s degrees in English but that all have master’s programs in English.

The University of Stavanger (UiS) and Høgskulen på Vestlandet (HVL) state that they have room for 150 Ukrainian students and between 45 and 50, respectively. The Oslo Academy of the Arts (KHiO) says they can accept 5 to 10, and Oslo Met states that they are willing to make extra space for Ukrainian refugees to study.

Most educational institutions point to challenges with admission, funding of study places, and language challenges. The Ministry of Education and Research nevertheless experiences great commitment to receiving the refugees.

“The institutions are willing to scale up their English-language courses in different subject areas and at different levels. The capacity to take in students and upscale offers within Norwegian language training is also large and can be organized relatively quickly in many cases,” the Ministry of Education informed Khrono.

Several universities and colleges have also said they are willing to hire Ukrainian researchers and academics if they receive funding.

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

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