This new master’s program will provide students with a unique opportunity to take part in shaping the West Nordic region and offers students a chance for enhanced mobility within the region as well as studying in an international environment. The aim is to educate future leaders and experts in the region. The West Nordic countries are all rich of natural resources, and as technology advances and presents new opportunities to utilize these resources, it is of great importance to find alternative ways to secure sustainability.

The University of the Faroe Islands offers students a MA/MSc in West Nordic Studies, Governance and Sustainable Management with emphasis on developing a broad overview of governance and sustainability issues from a transdisciplinary perspective in both theory and practice. The programme is research and practice based, and core courses at the University of the Faroe Islands are oriented towards applied knowledge and dialogue with policy, business, and civil society actors. The programme includes one semester exchange at one of the other West Nordic partner universities. The programme is taught in English.

Application deadline: May 1, 2015

Further information about the programme:


Coordinator of West Nordic Studies
Lau Øfjord Blaxekjær, Postdoc, University of the Faroe Islands

Mobile: +298-292599
Mail: laub(at)

Søgu- og samfelagsdeildin
Jónas Broncks gøta 25, 4. h
FO-100 Tórshavn
Faroe Islands