- The University College of Southeast Norway (USN) is the country’s second largest state-owned university college, measured in the total number of students, and larger than several of Norway’s universities.
- USN is headed by Rector Petter Aasen.
- The rector reports to USN's Board, which is chaired by Professor Rune Nilsen.
- We have around 18,000 students and 1,500 staff, spread over eight campuses: Drammen, Vestfold, Kongsberg, Ringerike, Bø, Notodden, Porsgrunn and Rauland.
- The University College of Southeast Norway aims to have a regional foundation, and with eight campuses, we have a strong and clear presence in one of Norway’s most exciting and dynamic regions.
- The University College of Southeast Norway was established on 1 January 2016, when Buskerud and Vestfold University College merged with Telemark University College.
- The University College of Southeast Norway is an accredited higher education institution.
- The controlling authority for higher education institutions in Norway is NOKUT (Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education).
Organization The University College of Southeast-Norway (USN) was established on the 1st of January 2016, as a merger between The University College of Buskerud and Vestfold (HBV) and The University College of Telemark (HiT). USN has eight campuses spread throughout the counties of Buskerud, Vestfold, and Telemark.
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