KULTURSTUDIER - Who we are

Kulturstudier offers academic programmes in the social sciences and humanities at our study centers in Argentina, Ghana, India, Nicaragua and Vietnam. Courses are owned and credited by our university partners.

Our university partners are:

  • Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
  • Universidad Nacional de San Martin
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua, León
  • University of Danang
  • Phan Chau Trinh University
  • University of Cape Coast

The locations have been selected on the basis of infrastructure, local university partner, security, academic relevance and cultural interest. Here we have staff that help you make your study period interesting, fun and academically rewarding.

Kulturstudier was started in 1997 by a group of social scientists and humanists from the University of Oslo. The idea has since been to offer education of high academic and pedagogical quality in environments that offer experiences that bring to life and challenge the academic content. Besides consistently good academic results and new friends, our students gain a new experience of a country that many return to.

Kulturstudier independent position enables us to recruit the best lecturers and teachers from around the world. We are very proud of our inspiring teaching staff that each term ensures that our students get the most out of their studies. (See faculty listings under each subject.) Students are recruited mainly from Northern Europe. Local students attend on scholarship.

Kulturstudier has offices in 8 countries. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway. We also have offices in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Buenos Aires, Pondicherry, Hoi An, Leon and Cape Coast.

Each program has its own programme manager:
Psychology - Torkjell Winje
Religion and power - Dr. Cato Christensen
Development Studies - Dr. Ann Le Mare and Dr. Arve Hansen
Spanish - Dr. Åsmund Ormset
Latin America Studies - Dr. Olav Eggebø
Peace Studies - Dr. Schmiem Kumar
Multicultural Education - Pål Tanggaard
Corporate Social Responsibility - Christian Tiscornia
Global Environmental Studies - Elisabeth Skardhamar Olsen

Kulturstudier is a limited company owned by Rune Tjelland, Henrik Heggemsnes, Thorgeir Kolshus, Ola Marius Poppe and Arild Naustdal. The members of our board of directors are Ola Marius Poppe, Henrik Heggemsnes, Rune Tjelland (Chairman), Thorgeir Kolshus and Helga Stumo Sande.

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