June 19, 2018

Momentum Builds for Student Ombuds at All Norwegian Universities

Norway's legislature (the Storting) continues work on legislation requiring Student Ombuds programs (Studentombud) for all universities, but most universities are not waiting for a legal mandate. A report in Khrono, an online newspaper published by Oslo University, says that 10 schools already have a Studentombud and most of the other the 28 universities in the country are actively considering the concept. 

Nord University  adopted a Studentombud office earlier this year and an appointment is expected by the end of the summer. Oslo Academy of Architecture and Design says they are in the process of setting up a program. BI Norwegian Business School, NMBU, and University College in Østfold are all exploring the concept and expect to make decisions in the fall.

Smaller schools such as Volda University College and Molde University College have begun discussions, but are concerned about cost. The Rector at the Oslo Academy of Fine Arts has not started work on an Studentombud and may consider a joint program with another institution. (Khrono.)

See also: The 2015 Ombuds Blog Annual Top Ten List, No 6. "The number of Ombuds programs in Norway and Sweden seemed to reach a tipping point this year."

Related posts: Meet University of Oslo’s First Student Ombuds; Oslo and Akershus University College Names First Ombuds; University of Stavanger Opens Ombuds Office; University of Tromsø Names First Ombuds; University of Bergen Unveils Student Ombuds Program; Number of New University Student Ombuds in Norway Will Grow; Norwegian School of Economics Names First Ombuds for Students; Student Organization Seeks Ombuds for Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Norwegian Legislature to Consider Mandating Student Ombuds for All Universities.

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