Ålesund University College
AAUC was founded in 1994 as a result of the reorganisation of higher education in Norway. Three former colleges in Aalesund, the College of Marine Studies, the College of Engineering and Aalesund College of Nursing were then merged into one institution. AAUC offers a wide range of 3-year professional study programmes and prepares students for future employment and careers within business management, engineering, health care, fisheries and maritime trade. In addition AAUC offers two master programmes at present time. The university college is uniting theoretical skills with closeness to each professional field. The curriculum is designed to enable students to develop both analytical and critical skills. Many courses have periods of practice where the students try out future professional roles.