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Tietoevry Banking and Nord University are developing a new study program to combat financial crime in Norway

18 April 2024

Tietoevry Banking is entering into a collaboration with Nord University aimed at enhancing education on digital financial crime prevention. Together with Kunnskapsparken Helgeland and SpareBank 1 Helgeland, a new study program will be developed to focus on strengthening skills to combat financial crimes in Norway more effectively.

Following an initiative from Tietoevry Banking and Kunnskapsparken Helgeland, Nord University has now received 2,525,000 NOK from the Norwegian government to develop programs specializing in the digital combat against financial crime. This as part of a larger financial sector project funded by the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills.

“We are truly excited for this partnership with Nord University, as it is an important initiative to enhancing our collective expertise in safeguarding the Norwegian financial sector from frauds and digital threats. We will be able to share knowledge about current trends and threats, as well as over 27 years of experience from working with Nordic banks in discovering and preventing fraud and financial crimes", says André Moen Eide, Head of FCP Defence Center whose part of Tietoevry Banking’s expert group designing the program.

Krister Salamonsen, associate professor and project leader at Nord University’s Mo i Rana campus, highlighted the significance of this collaboration. "We will collaborate closely with Tietoevry in Mo on the development and implementation of the study programs. They possess the largest expertise community in the Nordics within financial crime prevention, and they provide, among other things, credit cards and banking services", Salamonsen says.

The program will cover topics such as cybersecurity, fraud prevention, and secure payment services, addressing the urgent need for current knowledge in these areas. The curriculum will include micro-courses on topics ranging from EU payment directives to proactive fraud prevention techniques, using technologies like AI and machine learning. Planned as flexible courses totaling 7.5 credits, the program will be tailored mainly for banking and finance professionals in Norway. The initial academic session is planned for fall 2025 in Mo i Rana.

This collaboration aligns with Tietoevry Banking’s ambition of equipping financial institutions with secure, top-quality services to their customers and employees, reinforcing our leadership in transforming the financial sector.

Read more in this article by Nord University (in Norwegian): Nord utvikler studier for å bekjempe finansiell kriminalitet

For more information

André Moen Eide

Head of Defence Centre, Financial Crime Prevention

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