Your main goal as a student will naturally be to acquire new knowledge and skills that further your competence in your field. At NMBU, you can be sure that you have selected a university with long traditions that can award the highest level of academic qualification. NMBU is actually Norway's second-oldest university.
Here at NMBU you can take part in a learning environment where academic progress and personal development goes hand in hand. In both cases, your own involvement will be decisive for a good result.
The university has more than 60 different student clubs and associations, which both individually and in partnership make up a unique leisure opportunity with a wealth of challenges for everyone. Studentsamfunnet (the Student Union) is the oldest and most powerful member organization, and owns the Student Union Building which stages most of the students' cultural activities.
SiÅs was established in 1955, and is founded in the law «Om Studentsamskipnader» of 28th June 1996. Our Strategic Plan for 1998-2002 carries the title «Focus on the student» and describes our intentions as follows :
- provide students with good quality, affordable welfare services
- promote the interests of the students
- contribute to making UMB an attractive place to study or work in.
SiÅs is responsible for: student accommodation, international guest accomodation, sports facilities, bookshop, print and copy shop, cafeterias / restaurant, rental of meeting and function rooms. SiÅs will do it's best to make your time as a student a good one.
SiÅs is a welfare association for students at NMBU. We are responsible for student accommodation, international guest accomodation, sports facilities, bookshop, print and copy shop, cafeterias / restaurant, rental of meeting and function rooms.
SiÅs has a yearly turnover of approx. NOK 50 mill. and has 37 permanent employees as of 1st may 2007.
SiÅs' motto is «Focus on the student», where our intention is that :
SiÅs shall be the University Foundation for Student Life at NMBU, and shall:
- provide students with good quality, affordable welfare facilities,
- promote the interests of the students and contribute in making NMBU an attractive place to study or work.