NTNU is in the final for a national center of excellence in education

Picture of students who are building
(2013-10-23) Architectural education and computer science education at NTNU are finalists in the competition for a national center of excellence in education.

24 educational environments in Norway have applied to establish a Centre of Excellence in Education (SFU). Now the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education, NOKUT, selected eight finalists. Among them are two applicants from NTNU: "Transformative Learning in Architectural Education" (TransARK) hosted by the faculty and "Innovative teaching in Information Technology" (2IT) hosted by Department of Computer and Information Science.

Status as a Centre of Excellence in Education should be assigned environments that already can demonstrate outstanding quality and innovative practices in education. An important requirement for the centers is the dissemination of results and knowledge dissemination.

The winners will be announced on November 8, 2013.

More information in the TransARK- application (.pdf)

At the same time, our education is published nationally and worldwide.
Professor Hans Skotte wrote an essay in the October edition of the magazine Architectural Rewiew called "Learning by building". Skotte explains about our Faculty's teaching philosophy and -methods and the experiences we have made ​​by allowing construction projects to be an important part of education.

Skotte notes that several of the Faculty's architecture students and graduates have achieved international success in recent years, such as Tyin tegnestue. He askes if our teaching methods in architectural education might have something to do with this.
The Architectural Review

While the essay in Architectural Review focuses on learning through construction, the Norwegian magazine Architecture (05-13) gives fresh examples of construction projects of existing and newly trained students at the faculty.

Students and staff are also involved in almost 20 pages on urban development projects in the latest issue of Architecture N (06-13).