It is a great pleasure to welcome you to Molde and to our Specialized University. You have come to a small but growing college, settled with convenient facilities and an international research environment, situated in panoramic scenery.
Our motto is to be "different and better". This means that our ambition is to be unique both in terms of research community and in the way we relate to you as a student. Being a Specialized University means that we have succeeded in developing an international research community, and that we can offer study programs from undergraduate to PhD level. We believe that you can enjoy a closer relationship with the academic and administrative staff, compared to most other universities. If that is not your experience, confront us and help us to improve. However, we also invite you to give your contribution to the class and the student environment. We intend to be important in your life and to help you shape your future, but we also welcome you to use your unique talent to help us become "different and better".
Hallgeir Gammelsæter, Rector