History

History

The campus project at NTNU was launched in its current form in January 2016. However, the project is based on years of work on campus development. A summary of key milestones appears below.

25 April, 2019: The City Council decided the planning programme for campus and university purposes. The City Council therefore agrees that it is possible to initiate zoning for development in accordance with the framework stated in the planning programme. 

26 March, 2019: The Rector decides a recommendation on the overall placement of the academic clusters in a unified campus in Trondheim. The Rector’s decision is in line with Option C, as described by the Committee for location of academic functions.
Read more: This is how NTNU want to locate academic communities in unified campus in Trondheim

February 2019: Completed Function description for NTNU University Museum

4 February, 2019: Deadline on commenting on the Committee for location of academic functions sub-report 3: Main gripes, models and solutions. 56 responses were received.
Read more: Comments on academic location (in Norwegian)

25 January, 2019: Planning programme for a unified campus in Trondheim is sent to the municipality for political finalization.

Campus development before 2019

Campus development before 2019

October 2018: The Rectorate decides on overall design guidelines for future land use at NTNU. 

September 2018: on 25 September 2018, Trondheim’s municipal building committee decided that additional studies for NTNU’s planning programme should be published for public inspection and consultation. The consultation deadline was 9 November 2018.

June 2018: Planning starts for the NTNU University Museum. 

June 2018: The committee for location of academic units delivers sub-report 2 - “Prinsipper og premisser for planlegging” (“Principles and criteria for planning”). 

June 2018: The Mapping and Concept Development subproject delivers the with on the land use concept. 

May 2018: Consultation on the planning programme for a unified campus in Trondheim ended on 4 May. All the comments were posted on the website for NTNU Campus Development. 

April 2018: The pre-project phase of the construction project Elgesetergate 10 has now been completed and the prepared architectural drawings are ready. 

March 2018: The Ministry of Education and Research commissions Statsbygg to prepare a report for start-up of the pre-project (OFP) for a new campus. 

March 2018: Political consideration in the municipal building committee on 6 March before the planning programme is made available for public inspection and consultation for six weeks. The campus project starts further investigation of potential building areas, via feasibility studies. 

January 2018: Relocation to the Lysholm building in Trondheim

January 2018: The Government approves unified campus development 

December 2017: Moving into Smaragdbygget (“the Emerald Building”) in Gjøvik

November 2017: NTNU and Statsbygg submit the decision-making basis for the Government’s choice of concept for campus development

November 2017: Completion of the draft planning programme and physical plan 

10 November 2017: The committee for location of academic units delivers its sub-report 1: Principles and criteria for location of academic functions 

16 August 2017: The government states that the new NTNU campus must be located near Gløshaugen West 

May 2017: Start of the sub-project on mapping and concept development at NTNU

15 May 2017: KOHT Arkitekter wins the commission for preparing the physical plan based on the ideas and planning competition for the campus

November 2016 - May 2017: Implementation of the ideas and planning competition for the physical plan for the campus

January 2017: Moving into Akrinn in Trondheim

November 2016 - May 2017: Implementation of the ideas and planning competition for the physical plan for the campus

26 October 2016: The Board of NTNU approves the Campus Development Quality Programme as the policy applicable to all campus development at NTNU. The Board of NTNU supports the Rector’s recommendation to the Ministry of Education and Research that new buildings for a unified campus in Trondheim be located in the west Elgeseter area. 

February 2016 – October 2016: Preparation of quality programme for campus development and analysis of overall location

January 2016: The project organization for NTNU campus development is established.

October 2015: A unified future campus solution in the area around Gløshaugen is specified in the government’s budget for 2016

8 September 2015: The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg announces that the Government supports a single unified campus in Trondheim 

February 2015: Supplementary study to the conceptual appraisal (KVU) from the Ministry of Education and Research and NTNU. The study supplements the conceptual appraisal from Rambøll AS. 

January 2015: Metier and Møreforskning Molde deliver the report Quality Assurance Phase 1 (KS1) commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of Finance. The report provides external quality assurance of the studies for campus solutions, in accordance with the State’s quality assurance scheme for government investment projects. This was followed by a pre-project phase to give concrete form to the project, followed by another quality assurance phase, KS2. 

October 2015: A unified future campus solution in the area around Gløshaugen is specified in the government’s budget for 2016

8 September 2015: The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg announces that the Government supports a single unified campus in Trondheim 

February 2015: Supplementary study to the conceptual appraisal (KVU) from the Ministry of Education and Research and NTNU. The study supplements the conceptual appraisal from Rambøll AS. Read more: Tilleggsutredningen fra Kunnskapsdepartementet og NTNU (Supplementary study from the Ministry of Education and Research and NTNU)

January 2015: Metier and Møreforskning Molde deliver the report Quality Assurance Phase 1 (KS1) commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Research and the Ministry of Finance. The report provides external quality assurance of the studies for campus solutions, in accordance with the State’s quality assurance scheme for government investment projects. This was followed by a pre-project phase to give concrete form to the project, followed by another quality assurance phase, KS2. 

January 2014: Rambøll AS delivers conceptual appraisal (KVU) for the future location of the NTNU campus, commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Research. 

January 2014: NTNU delivers the report NTNU 2060: Visions for campus development. 

The Visions project and feedback from employees, students and external stakeholders formed the basis for Board Item 12/14 Work on NTNU Vision - Strategic basis for further development of Campus NTNU.

2013: The government committed itself to deciding on how NTNU’s current and future needs for space should be met. 

This decision will result in costs exceeding the threshold of NOK 750 million specified by the Ministry of Finance. It must therefore be evaluated through the quality assurance scheme established by the Ministry for large central government investments. The first phase, a conceptual appraisal (KVU) commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Research in 2013, was conducted by Rambøll and delivered in January 2014.