USN was established on 1 January 2016, when Buskerud and Vestfold University College merged with Telemark University College.  It has approximately 18,000 students and 1,600 staff, spread over eight campuses: Drammen, Vestfold, Kongsberg, Ringerike, Bø, Notodden, Porsgrunn and Rauland.  Aiming to have a regional foundation, and with eight campuses, the USN has a strong presence in one of Norway’s most exciting and dynamic industrial regions.

Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences (TNM) is located in Kongsberg Campus, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of disciplines, including engineering, science, and maritime studies, as well as four doctoral programs.  Campus Kongsberg is located within the Krona Knowledge and Cultural Centre of Kongsberg and in close vicinity to several of Norway’s leading technology companies within the armaments industry, aviation and shipping as well as the oil and gas industry.