Many Norwegians spend their Easter holidays reading or watching crime stories, so-called «påskekrim» (English: Easter crime). Can you solve the murder in this «påskekrim» about a group of students at Fantoft?

DEADLY. Can you figure out who the murderer is?


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“Did you know that penguins are native to Norway?” Manual says as he follows Chris inside. The smell of freshly brewed coffee fills the entire bachelor apartment. “What do you mean ‘native to’?” Diana asks, stepping back and closing the door behind her friends. Heidi arrived a little earlier and waves from her spot on the bed. Chris takes off … Read More

REFLECTIONS. Ismay Bax talks about the challenges of trying to make more sustainable choices as a student.


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When Ismay Bax came to Bergen last August she came by car. She is doing a two-year masters degree in System Dynamics and moved with her boyfriend and sister, who also studies in Bergen. – The overall footprint is smaller when you go by car than if three people go by plane, Bax says. While they bought the car to … Read More

Despite uncertainty, coronavirus restrictions and winter conditions, Moka Nakazawa and Marcela Kinclová are optimistic about their upcoming exchange semester.

RELAXED. The people in Bergen seem less busy, says Moka Nakazawa an exchange student from Japan. PHOTO: Peter Apolinario.


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A new country, a new language, new people and new classes. Going on exchange is an exciting time with so much to plan, do, see and experience. Along with the uncertainty from changing travel restrictions, digital orientation meetings and the dark, gloomy Norwegian winter it is an especially nerve-wracking time for incoming students. In the center of this ambiguity, Moka … Read More

You don’t have Facebook? Are you German? While I do have Facebook, it’s popularity in Norway still took me by surprise.

POPULAR. Facebook is used for everything in Norway. Foto: Peter Apolinario


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When I first moved to Norway, I had already marked Facebook off as a dead platform. For years my account sat idle, only kept around for that one friend that used messenger that you talked to every few months (before moving the conversation to Instagram). It was good for the occasional search for events but even that died down when … Read More

Adult friendship is difficult, but why?

FRIENDS. You might not make friends like they do in the movies, but you will find some. Illustration: Anna Jakobsen


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When you are a kid, making friends is easy. Do you have something, literally anything, in common? Perfect, now you’re friends. It doesn’t matter if it’s a game, a color, a food or a character from a TV-show. And once school starts, most of your time is spent surrounded by people in your age group. Yet, making friends as an … Read More

Curl up with a warm drink and one of these books to make the dark days cozier.

BOOKS. Fall is here and winter is just around the corner.


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Fall is here and winter is just around the corner. As the days are getting colder, darker and rainier, it’s the perfect time to be «hyggelig» inside. In the mood to explore more of Norway while staying warm? Grab a cup of tea or hot chocolate and curl up with one (or all!) of these fantastic reads by Norwegian authors.  … Read More

The rooftop terrace and balconies at Fantoft TRE were closed due to excessive noise complaints, but students question whether it is quieter now.

CLOSED. The roof terrace at Fantoft was closed following excessive noise complaints.


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Student housing is known for being loud, and Fantoft, home to many exchange students and families, is no exception. Marita Monsen, head of communications at Sammen, writes in an email to Studvest that there has been an increase in noise complaints this semester in comparison to previous years. After sending a first warning email on September 2., Sammen closed the … Read More