NHH’s new mission statement


2 December 2019 15:21

NHH’s new mission statement

‘«Together for sustainable value creation» captures the essence of our activities in a concise and catchy way,’ says Rector Øystein Thøgersen.

Employees, students and the board have together come up with the new mission statement in an internal process stretching over the past year.

Earlier this autumn employees voted among four alternative statements based on a long list of proposals.

The new mission clearly brings out NHH's close and extensive interaction with the world around it - with businesses and public institutions. Academic substance and relevance characterise study programmes, research and dissemination activities.

‘«Together for sustainable value creation» captures the essence of our activities in a concise and catchy way,’ says Rector Øystein Thøgersen. 


Students and employees at NHH are now in the process of taking ownership to the new mission statement. The aim is that a steadily increasing number of employees can remember and recite the mission.

NHH being a truly international organisation, the mission does not exist only in Norwegian and English: 14 employees have taken on the challenge of translating the mission statement into their own mother tongue.

From NHH’s strategy 2018-2021 on sustainability: 

  • NHH shall be a driving force for development in business and society, and shall educate people for the purposes of value creation and sustainable development.
  • NHH aims to be a leading international business school that leads the way in the development and dissemination of knowledge and expertise.
  • NHH’s activities shall support the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Research, education and cooperation with society and business shall contribute insight into how to achieve the goals and raise awareness of our shared responsibility for making the necessary choices.

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