The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) was established in 1859 as an agricultural school and as a scientific university college since 1897. NMBU is comprised of 8 departments and works closely with 5 centers on campus. NMBUs main specialization areas are biology, environment, food, land use and natural resource management. Of the 1160 University staff, more than half hold scientific positions. 4420 bachelor and master students and 447 PhD students. NMBU is the leading university in Norway, having produced 50-65% of all master level graduates in water & wastewater engineering nationwide over the past 10 years. At present, one bachelor course (THT271) and two master level courses (THT310 and THT 311) address the membrane processes. Master research thesis work on membrane processes (5 months) have been carried out over the past five years. As of last year, the focus on membrane processes significantly strengthened through additions to the research group. Two Postdocs and one PhD fellow, all in membrane processes. Removal of arsenic and other heavy metals from polluted drinking water, enhancement of the separation process in biological wastewater processes, reduction of fouling potential etc. are the focal points in ongoing research projects.