Christian University Norway receives approval after earlier reprimand


Northern Europe


The Norwegian NLA University College has received a stamp of reproval. Last year, the National Board for quality in education reprimanded the educational institute for shortcomings in its systematic quality work.

The NLA University College had until July this year to make improvements. They seem to have succeeded because the board, also called the Nokut, now granted the university college a stamp of approval, Vart Land reported on Saturday.

The university college received a reprimand because the Nokut found its checks on quality insufficient and did not see a good motivation for the range of studies it taught.

It was not the first time the private university college in Norway had problems with Nokut. In December 2019, Nokut revised the accreditation of NLA as a university. The reason for this was the values document of the university college, which states that “marriage between a man and a woman is the tradition NLA college stands for, understood as a guiding norm in the ethics of cohabitation.” Nokut feared that this clause would hinder academic freedom because all university employees had to agree to the document.



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