Preparedness and emergency management

Master students from the universities within UArctic Arctic Safety and Security network, who are interested in taking a course at Nord University’s Master Programme in Preparedness and Emergency Management, may follow the course Preparedness and Emergency Management which is taught in English and organized in two sessions, 3-4 days each. Click here to see which universities are members of the Safety & Security network.

This course emphasizes the roles and responsibilities of managers in preparing for crises response operations. The students learn about operational patterns within emergency response action and leadership skills to ensure good coordination, communication and control within emergency response at both tactical, operational and strategic level. In this course, we elaborate on special challenges related to joint and complex operations, including a focus on emergency response in different contexts. This course includes exercises in preparedness management lab NORDLAB in February and participation in Exercise Nord, the full-scale exercise arranged each April by Nord University. The admission requirements for applicants include two years of relevant experience.


About Exercise Nord (in Norwegian)

Application deadline October 01.

Contact information:
Natalia Andreassen
Program Coordinator Master in Preparedness and Emergency Management
Associate Professor // Nord University Business School
High North Center for Business and Governance

Sandra Wiik
Advisor, Student exchange matters
Nord University Business School
T: +47 75 51 78 79


This course is part of the educational offerings of the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Safety and Security.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instruction
InstitutionNord University
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits7.5
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyPolitical science and civics
Teaching placePreparedness management lab NORLAB and Nord University
Tagsemergency management
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