The faculty has approximately 200 employees and 650 students in 12 different study programs.
MINA is also home to two of NMBU's centres:
- CERAD - a Centre of Excellence (CoE) - which conducts research on enironmental pollution and radioactivity.
- Bio4fuels - a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) - devloping innovative technology to convert biomass and organic residues to sustainable fuels and energy.
MINA was created on January 01, 2017, and is the result of a merger between the then Department of Environmental Sciences (IMV) and the Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management (INA).