Home - Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

HVL develops new knowledge that contributes to solving challenges in society in a sustainable perspective.

Students outdoors

We can offer semester programmes and a wide range of courses to students from partner universities. The deadlines for applying to HVL are 15 April for the autumn semester and 15 October for the spring semester.

Our exchange programmes



  • Research on innovation plays a crucial role in addressing society's challenges in a sustainable manner. At HVL, the doctoral programme in responsible innovation and regional development is pivotal for the development of our institution.

  • The world is in the middle of a global energy crisis, while a climate crisis is creeping up on us. This makes it increasingly important to find new clean energy solutions. Could the answer be right there in front of us – in the plant kingdom?

  • Researchers from the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have developed a method for making better decisions in hydropower production. They believe that this will play a critical role in ensuring the transition to a greener energy system.