University of Nordland (UiN) aims to be a leading centre of research expertise and dissemination of research findings in its strategic areas:
As well as making an important contribution to the body of knowledge, research and development (R&D) at University of Nordland contributes to the constant improvement of academic programmes at the university. Research is carried out and supported in all the thematic areas covered by the university's bachelor, master and PhD degree programmes. Research activities at UiN are recognised at international level, while also continuing to satisfy the demand for research relevant at regional and national levels.
The aim of R&D at UiN is to continue and strengthen proactive participation in national and international research networks and projects and to foster research at a high scientific level. The university’s researchers publish in relevant research journals and the university promotes the exchange of research and academic staff members with internationally recognized institutions and organizations.
Another objective of research and development is to educate competent and skilled researchers capable of producing high quality research and assuming responsibility in the processes of regional value creation. In co-operation with private and public institutions, the university’s research and academic environments contribute to developing the region’s societal, working and business life and living conditions. University of Nordland strives to enhance the quality of research by stimulating innovation in existing activities, as well as by establishing new, relevant projects.