Rudolf Steiner University College (RSUC) - Development and Status
Rudolf Steiner University College (RSUC) was founded in 1981 with the mission of providing teachers for the increasing demand from Waldorf schools in Norway and Scandinavia. During our history, we have consolidated a position as a leading institution in Waldorf Education internationally, as well as contributing to the development of the education sector in Norway.
RSUC have demonstrated a commitment in addressing the educational needs of the Waldorf movement in Norway and the society in general. Already in 1983, the first study programme in Waldorf Education received approval from the Ministry of Education for formally qualified teaching roles in Waldorf schools in Norway. An important implication of this decision was that students were then eligible for the same economic support as students attending other higher education institutions in the country. In 1990, the programme in Early Childhood Education commenced and as of 2005, RSUC have offered an international Master Programme in Waldorf Education. There are currently five study programmes offered at RSUC. In the next pages, you will find more information about the study programmes, organizational structure, internationalization and research initiatives.
The 2013 assessment by the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) revealed that the study programmes at RSUC are among those with the highest levels of student satisfaction: www.studiebarometeret.no (Norwegian site).
An internal survey covering the period from 2008-2013 confirms these results:
RSUC Candidate Survey 2014 (2008-2013).