- "HiOA is a metropolis institution located in a region where the demography is more varied than in other parts of Norway. The diversity gives us an advantage when it comes to understanding and reaping the benefits of differences. We should encourage equality and require tolerance regardless of religion, culture and gender. "
- Furthermore, the strategy states that "HiOA should be an innovative and learning organization with a positive working environment characterized by diversity."
- Handlingsplan for mangfold 2017-19 (PDF)
Diversity is one of HiOA’s fundamental values and the work for diversity is rooted in the college's main strategy, Strategy 2020: