Sustainable Economics, Management and Innovations

The Faculty of Business Administration and Social Sciences invites you to apply for a wide range of courses to acquire new knowledge on around ethics and sustainable development relevant to the delivery of the UN's SDGs.

In 2015, the UN adopted the The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda sets 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and all nations are challenged to react urgently to address them.

The UN initiative states that “ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.”

Institutions for higher education and research have an important role in meeting these goals through their work in teaching, critical research and dissemination.

At Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), we have made sustainability one of our three strategic priorities.

The Norwegian West Coast Educational Initiative on SDG is a cooperation between the Department of Social Science, the Department of Maritime Studies and the Department of Business Administration at the Faculty of Business Administration and Social Sciences.

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The Norwegian West Coast SDG Educational Initiative

Autumn 2024

Campus Haugesund

Campus Bergen

Campus Sogndal

Spring 2024

Campus Bergen

The courses for spring 2023 can be combined to a 30 ECT semester program. The setup of the courses is optional.

Campus Haugesund 

  • Course details, 30 ECT, TBA

How to apply

Exchange students form our partner universities are welcome to use the normal procedure to apply for student exchange to HVL, and then choose these courses when accepted.

There is no tuition fee for the program, but students must be prepared to cover their own expenses (travel, accommodation etc).

Contact information

bilde av Tom Roger Skauge

Tom Roger Skauge

Associate Professor

bilde av Hildegunn Loftesnes

Hildegunn Loftesnes

In Sogndal