With about 6000 students and 600 employees, VID is the biggest private school of higher education in Norway. You'll find our campuses in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Sandvika and Tromsø. We also have decentralized schooling at Helgeland.
VID is a private specialized university with a value-based and ecclesiastical connection. Through our programs of study, we educate knowledgeable, reflective, and brave professional practitioners. Our research is of high international standard and our work sheds light on social differences and people in difficult situations.
The letters in VID are a Norwegian acronym for Specialized (Vitenskapelig), International (Internasjonal) and diaconal (diakonial).
Our motto is Committed to humanity – locally and globally.
Strategic Plan 2022-2024: A value-based university
Strategy 2022-2024 describes the first phase of VID's work to become a value-based university by 2028.