Strategy 2024 for Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Vision and slogan
Delivering knowledge to solve societal challenges.
New Knowledge – New Practice
In close cooperation with society and employers, our knowledge and experience will contribute to learning and to the modernisation of our study programmes. It will also contribute to developing the institution, the individual students and members of staff.
Innovation requires cooperation across disciplines, professions and stakeholders of the society. Our goal is to be inquisitive and open in our dealings with society, employers and businesses, and we will produce new knowledge that provides solutions to the challenges of tomorrow.
Our location in the Oslo region gives us good opportunities to understand and benefit from the city’s diverse population. We will promote equality and understanding – in society in general and among our students and staff in particular.
Goal and profile
HiOA will fulfil its social mission by preparing students, employers and decision makers for the future challenges of the welfare society.
Our goal is to be:
- a leading provider of research-based knowledge to the welfare society
- leading in terms of introducing new technology, innovative solutions and efficient work methods
- an urban university with regional and national responsibilities, and with a clearly international character
- a professional organisation with committed students and staff, and with a well-functioning infrastructure
HiOA will take a hands-on approach to meeting the needs of society and employers. Our study programmes will be of high international standard, based on research, close contact with professional practice and up-to-date, student-active forms of learning. Our research will be relevant and capable of solving the challenges of tomorrow. Our graduates will be educated to be engaged citizens who recognise the importance of, and are motivated for, lifelong learning. Our staff will conduct themselves in accordance with our values. Our organisation will be well run and professional.
Main goal 1
HiOA will be a leading provider of research-based knowledge to the welfare society.
Main goal 2
HiOA will be leading in terms of introducing new technology, innovative solutions and efficient work methods.
Main goal 3
HiOA will be an urban university with regional and national responsibilities, and with a clearly international character.
Main goal 4
HiOA will be a professional organisation with committed students and staff, and with a well-functioning infrastructure.