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Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education (QMUC) was established in 1947 and the main aim of the college is to educate early childhood education teachers. We have about 1400 students and 150 employees. We work actively to ensure children's needs and rights, and make children's perspective in the society visible.  


  • We offer both bachelor's and master's programmes in the field of early childhood education (see list below)
  • QMUC educates about 17% of all ECE teachers in Norway.
  • QMUC is the only college that focus entirely on early childhood education in Norway, and the only institution in the region offering degrees in early childhood education. 
  • About 20% of our students are male. A lot of effort has been made to encourage men to start in Early Childhood Education and Care. Queen Maud University College has received The Gender Equality Prize for its successful work in recruiting men to the profession. 
  • QMUC are participating in several research projects regarding Early Childhood Education and Care, both nationally and internationally.
  • QMUC participates in the ERASMUS+  program.
  • QMUC is actively involved in research projects and networks both nationally and internationally. Among all, QMUC has a long standing relationship with a Network for Preschool Teacher Training and Preschool. Development in Southern Africa.   
  • The university college is co-operating broadly with local and national administrations/agencies, with public and private bodies in our region, and with other colleges and universities, engaged in the field of Early Childhood Education. 
 

Siri E. Haug
Internasjonal koordinator Siri E. Haug international@dmmh.notlf: 73 80 52 19
Rasmus Kolseth Rian
Førstekonsulent Rasmus Kolseth Rian rkr@dmmh.notlf: 73 80 52 20