VID Specialized University

VID Specialized University

A value-based and church based specialized university with high academic teaching- and research ambitions relevant to society and the church.
About VID
VID Specialized University is an accredited, private higher education institution. With approximately 560 employees and 5590 students VID is the third largest private higher education institutions in Norway. VID Specialized University undertakes education and research in the fields of health and social sciences, educational science, management, diaconia and theology. The University offers approximately 50 study programmes at bachelor’s, master’s and PhD levels, and our objective is to develop as a national institution through regional cooperation. The University has campuses in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Sandnes and Tromsø.

In line with tradition and future national and global societal needs, VID’s vision and mission is to be:

A value-based and church based specialized university with high academic teaching- and research ambitions relevant to society and the church.
Committed to humanity
– locally and globally

VID will educate leaders and professionals for service in the health, social and educational sectors and the church through programmes of higher education and by conducting research, development and innovation on a high international level within health- and social sciences, pedagogy, culture- and social studies, management, diakonia and theology.

VID’s education portfolio and research engagements embody the Christian diaconal tradition and offer a unique contribution to professional practice within the University’s sectors and disciplines.

VID offers programmes of professional studies within nursing, occupational therapy, social education, family therapy, diakonia and theology, in addition to a number of other programmes at Bachelor, Master and continuing education levels. VID offers two PhD programmes: Diakonia, Values and Professional Practice and Theology and Religion.

Faculties and Research Centres
VID is organized in three faculties, four strategic centers for research.
Faculty of Health Studies

The Faculty of Health Studies originated in 2016, when Diakonhjemmet University College, Haraldsplass Deaconess University College, Betanien University College and School of Mission and Theology merged and became VID.

Faculty of Social Studies

The Faculty of Social Studies is located at the Oslo Campus where two main programme themes are available: Social work and Family Therapy and Systemic practice.

Faculty of Theology, Diaconia and
Leadership Studies

One of the biggest projects at this faculty is the center for church growth. The center looks at the need for development and growth in church plans within the Norwegian Church.

Centre of Diaconia and
Professional Practice
Centre of Misson
and Global Studies
Centre for Intercultural
Centre of Learning in Professional
Education and Practice

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