Buskerud University College offers a broad range of degree programs and diploma courses across various fields of study.
3780 full-time students in autumn 2012 (3461 in 2011) - approximately 279 full-time employees. In addition, lecturers, guest speakers, censors.
Drammen: Nursing, Radiography, Visual Communication, Teacher Education (general), Teacher Education level 1-7, Teacher Education level 5-10, Lighting Design, Political Science. 1430 students (1311 students in 2011).
Hønefoss: Business Administration/Tourism, IT, Education, Law and Management, Law, Teacher Education (full-time), 1 year study programs. 1059 students (1006 students in 2011).
Kongsberg: Engineering, Optometry, Business and Administration. 1094 students (949 students in 2011).
Bekkestua: practical Teacher Education (part-time). 196 students (195 students in 2011)
5 academic departments (re-organized into four faculties in 2012):
Department of Business and Social Sciences: 1662 students (1466 students in 2011)
Department of Health Sciences: 1028 students (936 students in 2011)
Department of Teacher Education: 580 students (631 students in 2011)
Department of Technology: 508 students (429 students in 2011)
279 full-time employees due to budget (270 in 2011), in addition, part-time lecturers, guest speakers, censors
- 178 full-time teaching, research and communication positions (171 in 2011)
- 16 full-time support positions (library positions and engineers) for educational research and communication (15 in 2011)
- 85 full-time administrative positions, including leadership positions, administration, training and operations positions. (84 in 2011)
20 Bachelor programmes, 12 specialization areas within programmes at Master's level. 2 Master programmes in collaboration with foreign universities: Stevens Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania College of Optometry and Glasgow Caledonian University. One Master programme in collaboration with The University of Oslo.
BUC also offers: 3 specialization programmes for Teacher Education students, practical Teacher Education (PPU), 1-year programs, preparatory courses and a three-semester program for engineering students, various continuing education and single courses.
Allocations for operations and investments kr. 281,356 million in 2011 from the state budget, (263 588 million in 2010).
Kr. 36,689 million in revenue through contributions and commissions. Contributions 27,944, of which 4,424 from Research Council Norway. Mission- 8,745 million.
Scholarships and doctoral programs:
17 PhD positions funded by the Ministry of Education, 4 PhD positions funded by the Research Council Norway, 3 externally funded research fellowships and 13 candidates by internally financed doctoral programs.
A total production of 411 Bachelor diplomas in 2011 (452 in 2010) within the following categories: nursing, engineering, optometry, business administration, law and management, visual communication, political science, radiography and IT. 58 candidates (50 in 2010) qualified with a completed Teacher Education diploma. 85 Master's diplomas (66 in 2010) in clinical medicine, business administration/management, systems engineering and vision science. 79 students (76 in 2010) completed a practical Teacher Education program.
Publication points per teaching, research and communication positions is 0,4.
32,416 sq m building in total, divided by 9,084 square meters in Drammen, 10,407 sq.m. in Hønefoss, 12,637 sq.m. in Kongsberg and 288 sqm in Sandvika.
We prepare our students for professional careers in public institutions, within health services, education and management, as well as for technical, financial and administrative positions in trade and industry.
- 5 academic departments (re-organized to four faculties in 2012): Business and Social Sciences, Engineering, Optometry, Teacher Education and Health Sciences
- 20 Bachelor programs
- 12 Master programs
- Three campuses: Drammen, Kongsberg and Hønefoss
- Approximately 3 780 full-time students
- 279 employees
'We give the talents a future'
Professor Gunnar Horgen was appointed new rector from 1.10.2013, as Kristin Ørmen Johnsen has been elected to the Norwegian Parliament.
Gunnar Horgen will be rector until Buskerud University College joins Vestfold University College in what becomes a new university college 1.1.2014.