Sámi allaskuvla / Sámi University of Applied Sciences is an indigenous institution that preserves and promotes Sámi language, culture and community life. At Sámi University of Applied Sciences, Sámi language is the main teaching, research and administration language. All our studies have a Sámi or Indigenous perspective, and we have strong connections to other Indigenous institutions. Sámi University of Applied Sciences has national responsibility in Norway for Sámi teacher training, journalist training and higher education, and has also an important role for higher education in Finland and Sweden. We promote Sámi perspective in research and teaching.
Sámi University of Applied Sciences has two faculties, both relevant for circumpolar and Arctic cooperation: Department of language, duodji, reindeer husbandry and social sciences, and Department of Sámi teacher training and Indigenous journalism.
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|Total Number of Staff||105|
|Number of Academic Staff||47|
|Number of Students||270|
Sámi language and language development
Sustainable development and biodiversity
Duodji, Sámi traditional and applied arts
Sámi reindeer herding
Sámi teacher training
Indigenous traditional knowledge
Indigenous and Sámi journalism