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Volda University College


Volda University College

Volda University College (Norwegian: Høgskulen i Volda or HVO) is a høgskole, a Norwegian state institution of higher education, in the village of Volda in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It was established on 1 August 1994, when the Møre og Romsdal regional college and the Volda Teachers College were merged. The College has a long tradition in Volda dating back to a teachers' training college which was first established here in 1895. The current rector is Per Halse and it has approximately 2,900 students and 340 employees.

The university college is divided into four faculties: the Faculty of Humanities and Education, the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, the Faculty of Social Sciences and History, and the Faculty of Media and Journalism. There are a total of 5 Master's degree programmes, 30 undergraduate study programmes, and about 300 courses offered.

The College is host of the annual Documentary Film Festival (Den Norske Dokumentarfilmfestivalen) and a lively social environment, centered on "Rokken" (

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