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    • 13 May 2017

      Stone-laying Ceremony for Norway’s Largest University Project

      The Norwegian Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, and the Minister of Agriculture and Food, Jon Georg Dale, placed the foundation stone for the university and research buildings at Campus As, close to Oslo in Norway. The Norwegian University of Life Sciences, the School of Veterinary Science and the National Veterinary Institute will co-locate at the new campus.

    • The campus is the largest construction project ever within the university sector in Norway. The highly complex building comprises advanced laboratories, veterinary clinics, state-of-the art teaching facilities, office spaces as well as meeting and student facilities. When completed in 2019, the 60,000 m2 university will accommodate approx. 700 students and 1,000 employees.

      With this project the Norwegian authorities envisions to reap synergy benefits from the closer interaction between the educational and research institutions. The new, unified university will be among Europe’s leading institutions within veterinary medicine, environmental and bio science.

      The foundation stone contained a time capsule of 2016, including drawings of the building, articles about the institutions involved, 2016’s coins and stamps and a larva of a French heartworm as an example of the educational and research focus of the university.

      Henning Larsen Architects, Multiconsult, Link Landscape, Økaw Architects, Hjellnes Consult and NNE Pharmaplan forms the projecting team.