Western Norway University of Applied Science (HVL) is located in western Norway, with five campuses spread across the western coast. HVL has 16.810 students and 2000 employees. HVL is home to four faculties: Health and Social Sciences, Engineering and Science, Education, Arts and Sports, Business administration and Social Sciences. We are a driving force in interdisciplinary research and collaboration with 5 phd-programmes and 155 phd candidates. Areas of focus in our research are Creative learning, Computer Science, Ocean, Public Health, Responsible Innovation, Sustainable Energy and Development. We work continuously on strengthening regional development on Campuses and in Faculty. We actively participate in clusters and networks to strengthen practice-oriented education, research and development. HVL works to strengthen practice-oriented education, research and development work. We facilitate flexible lifelong learning and develops relevant educations on request and in collaboration with its clients.