The University College of Southeast Norway is a regional university college with 8 campuses in the counties of Buskerud, Telemark and Vestfold in Norway. The university college was created as a merger of Buskerud University College, Telemark University College and Vestfold University College in 2016. It is the second-largest university college in Norway, measured in students. The university college has 17 000 students and a staff of 1 500. The University College of Southeast Norway is based on the idea that education and research cannot be isolated from practical life. The university college believe in sharing knowledge with the wider community to which it belongs. The university college has therefore established research cooperation and teaching affiliations with international, regional, local industries and institutions. One focus area at the university college is heritage, and innovation and development of new education and training methods in this context, by, for example, involving new ICT-technologies.