Decisions and documents

Decisions and documents

– All the documents/links are in Norwegian

Here you will find all documents related to campus development from the government’s decisions, NTNU’s own decisions and the municipal process.

The documents are in chronological order (by date) for each category.

Decision and guidance at government level

Decision and guidance at government level

Performed by Rambøll on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Research. 

Read report: Conceptual appraisal: Future location of campus NTNU, January 2014 (pdf)

Performed by Metier and Møreforskning Molde on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of Finance.

Read report: Quality assurance phase 1 (QA1), August 2015 (pdf)

The government moves towards a unified future campus solution in the area around Gløshaugen in the state budget for 2016.

Read the proposal for state budget 2016, section on unified NTNU campus

On August 16, 2017, the Government decided that when moving forward with unified campus in Trondheim, new location will primarily be realized close to the existing building at Gløshaugen.

Read press release: New campus west of Gløshaugen

NTNU receives money for 92,000 square meters of new buildings and 45,000 square meters of rebuilding of the campus in Trondheim. Iselin Nybø, Minister of Research and Higher Education, presented the news on a direct transfer with Rector Gunnar Bovim at NTNU’s leadership meeting at Oppdal on January 19, 2018. Estimated costs are nine billion and the development will be completed within 10 years.

Read press release from NTNU: Unique opportunity to create the university of the future

Read press release from the Ministry of Education and Research: The road ahead for the NTNU campus

Letter of assignment from the Ministry of Education and Research to Statsbygg. For documentation, contact Statsbygg.

External quality assurance of the OFP-report, carried out by Holte consulting, SNF and A2 Norge, on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of Finance.

Read report: Quality assurance report NTNU unified campus

The Government proposes NOK 40 million for a pre-project for NTNU’s campus in the state budget for 2020.

Read press release from the Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries:

State budget 2020: The Government wants a sea laboratory and unified campus at NTNU

Decisions and guidance at NTNU

Decisions and guidance at NTNU

The report “NTNU Vision 2060 – Campus Development” is the result of an investigative work carried out in the autumn of 2013 at NTNU. The initiative came from former Rector Torbjørn Digernes in May 2013, who together with the incoming Rector Gunnar Bovim initiated NTNU’s Vision Project. The mandate has been to develop visions for campus development in a 50-year perspective for the entire NTNU. The report describes how campus development can help maintain and further develop NTNU as an attractive university based on its distinctive character.

Read report: NTNU2060 – Visions for campus development, January 2014 (pdf)

Information about the campus project in the new NTNU and further organization.

The purpose of this case was to provide the board with information on the various projects in Ålesund, Gjøvik and in Trondheim. In addition, the Rector informed the board on how NTNU are going to organize its work on campus development.

Read note: Campus project in new NTNU – Orientation on project and further organization

The purpose of this case was to provide the board with information on the status and progress for the various projects. With main emphasis on overall location in Trondheim and the work on defining goals and visions for campus development. This case was based on information given to the board in December 2016.

Read note: Campus development at NTNU – project orientation

The board was briefed on a decision process for report on overall location and report with quality program (principles and criteria) for campus development at NTNU.

Read note: Campus development at NTNU – process for principles, criteria and overall location

In the October meeting in 2016 NTNU’s board decided on Quality program for NTNU’s campus development 2016-2030. At the same meeting the board agreed to the Rector’s recommendation to the Ministry of Education and Research on overall location for unified campus in Trondheim.

Read document: NTNU’s Quality program for campus development 2016-2030 (pdf)

NTNU’s framework for involvement that follows the quality program for campus development. The framework has two general objectives:

1. Help NTNU’s campus projects to be predictable and sustainable for NTNU’s empolyees, students, leaders and other stakeholders.

2. Ensure that the campus project always has the necessary knowledge of the business which the campus is being built for.

Read document: Program for involvement – NTNU’s campus development 2016 – 2025 (pdf)

Proposal on area concepts for NTNU were delivered on June 1, 2018. The concepts define what characteristics and qualities campus areas must have in order to help NTNU achieve its aims. The Rectorate decided in October 2018 to set out guidelines for the design of the future area at NTNU.

Read report: Area concepts for Campus NTNU (for screen)

Read Rector’s decision: Rector’s decision on area concepts 22 October 2018 (pdf)

Read more: Area concept web page

Related to the unified campus in Trondheim, NTNU has investigated overall placement of academic disciplines. At the end of March 2019, the Rector made his decision on overall placement.

Read more: Rector’s decision on location of academic functions at NTNU in Trondheim

Read more: Web page on location of academic functions


Sub-report 1: Principles and criteria for location of academic functions 10.11.2017 (pdf)

Sub-report 2: Principles and criteria for planning 15.06.2018 (pdf)

Sub-report 3: Main grip, models and solutions 14.12.2018 (pdf)

The Plan-principles for campus (dated 24.01.2019) is NTNU’s plan which shows the overall concept for the development of a unified campus. It presents the overall physical planning steps that facilitate NTNU to achieve its aims. The plan has been commissioned through Trondheim Municipality’s political treatment of the planning program and will ensure the city’s and NTNU’s shared ambition for a city-integrated campus.

Read document: Plan-principles for NTNU campus, 24.01.2019 (pdf)

NTNU's quality requirements for buildings and outdoors is a development project to prepare and summarize standardized and general quality principles for the development of our buildings and outdoor areas on campus.

The project aims to establish common principles and requirements for NTNU's future university buildings. The quality requirements must be general, concrete and describe the general university building of the future. They shall apply to all development, maintenance and upgrading of NTNU's campuses in Gjøvik, Ålesund and Trondheim.

Read more: Web page for quality requirements for buildings and outdoors

Municipal decisions and guidance

Municipal decisions and guidance

Through a subproject called "Physical Plan", NTNU and the municipality of Trondheim have worked together to develop a planning programme. This is a formal document prepared in accordance with the Planning and Building Act, which will be a decision document for the municipality's politicians when they decide which building areas will be further investigated.

On April 25, 2019, the City Council of Trondheim decided the planning program for university and campus purposes.

Read more: Case documents and documentation - political consideration of the planning program

Read more: Web page for planning program and physical plan