Aalesund University College is located on the west coast of Norway, and cooperates with the maritime sector in the region in order to provide the best research and education. The maritime sector in the region is a complete cluster within offshore shipping activities, and has a position as an international market leader. Advanced maritime operations are at the center of this cluster.
The maritime cluster has transformed in recent years, and the demand for candidates, resarch and special courses are growing. Aalesund University College is a leading provider of maritime education that meets these demands, and is helping to ensure that the cluster remains in the leading position in Norway. The University College also focuses on using research with significance for maritime development.
In close proximity to Aalesund University College you find NCE-Maritime, and recently Norwegian Competence Centre Maritime has chosen to establish in the same location. Rolls-Royce maritime training center is among the companies that will move into the new building from 2012. Together the establishments are strenghtening the fields of reserch and education in the maritime sector.