Nord University is a state university which is located in Bodø, Nordland, Norway. The university has 11,000 students at study locations in Northern and Central Norway, with main campuses in Bodø, the capital of county of Nordland, and Levanger, a university town located on the south shore of the Trondheim Fjord. Further campuses are located in Mo i Rana, Namsos, Nesna, Sandnessjøen, Steinkjer, Stjørdal, and Vesterålen.
The university is committed to a broad scope of educational and research programmes, with a focus on blue and green growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as welfare, health and education. Nord University offers 180 programmes within both academic and professional studies, including aquaculture, sociology, business education, nurse education, and teacher education.
The Norwegian word for North, Nord, emphasises the university's devotion to northern regions. A member of the University of the Arctic, Nord University is a hub in the international network of universities offering circumpolar studies.