January 1, 2016 Diakonhjemmet University College, Haraldsplass Deaconess University College, Betanien University College and School of Mission and Theology merged and became VID Specialized University
The new university has 3500 students and 300 employees. And campuses in Bergen, Oslo, Sandnes and Stavanger.
VID Specialized University is a value based and ecclesiastical anchored scientific university with high academic ambitions for education and research, and societal and ecclesial relevance.
VID Specialized University's goal is to be attractive as both a study place and working place. The university
VID vitenskapelige høgskole har som mål å være et attraktivt studie- og arbeidssted. The university will act as a single unified national and regional player within education and research, and as a partner for knowledge sharing, skills development and professional development.
- Faculty of Health Studies
- Faculty of Social Studies
- Faculty of Theology, Diaconia and Leadership Studies
- Center for church growth
- Centre of Diakonia and Professional Practice
- Centre of Mission and Global Studies
VID is also owner of Centre for Intercultural Communication