Opened in 1995 by Queen Sonja of Norway, UWC Red Cross Nordic is the UWC in the Nordic region. Sponsored by Nordic governments and the Red Cross, the College focuses on the promotion of humanitarian and environmental concerns and Nordic values. The College is located in the beautiful fjord region of western Norway and we have 206 students, aged 16-19, all selected on demonstrated potential from over 85 countries.
We offer a challenging two-year programme of studies; a deliberate compromise between the specialisation required in some national systems and the breadth provided in others.
The Mission statement of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is, “to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect”.
Residential life at the College provides a challenging and rewarding learning environment for the students. All aspects of life at the College are guided by the simple principle: consideration for others. For friendships and international understanding to develop it is important for students to have an open mind, show respect for each other, be ready to cooperate and compromise, and act with integrity and responsibility.