International students struggle to find the information they need, when they fall sick or have an emergency. Sammen promises to be better.


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– I just called one of the numbers on the website, everything was in Norwegian, so I had no idea which was the right one. This says Suzann Ohl, an international student from Germany about her experience when she fell sick in the beginning of August. Suzann searched for information on Sammen’s webpage and got directed to 7 Fjell medical centre, … Read More

This says the acting head of Studentenes Psykiske Helsetjeneste - SPH (Students' Mental Health Service), Charlotte Lie. And this is especially true for international students.


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Seeking help as a student, when struggling with mental issues, even if it is just the experience of loneliness, is often hard. For international students there might even be bigger obstacles. The foreign language may seem like a big complication, but Charlotte Lie, acting head of SPH explains that she never experienced any problems in consultation with international students. The … Read More

Obscene, sexist, dirty, funny or offensive? No matter what, it seems like you better drink fast and learn some «russemusikk», if you want to survive Norwegian parties!


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«Velkommen til den vakreste byen på jord. Få på deg gummistøvler for her blir det jævlig vått!» (Welcome to the most beautiful city in the world. Put your rain boots on because it’s going to be damn wet here!) Not hard to guess what beautiful city this «russelåt» (russ song) by TIX and The Pøssy Project is about. Sounds quite nice … Read More

ILLUSTRATION PHOTO: Henriette Frøysland Thorkildsen

Olav Schewe, author of Superstudent and education researcher, shares seven tips on how to stay on track during corona shutdowns.


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Olav Schewe, author of Superstudent and education researcher, shares some tips to keep on track during COVID-19 time.

Students should limit social contact as far as possible.


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Over the last two weeks the number of infected people increased sharply. Overall there are now 1028 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since February in the municipality of Bergen. It was confirmed Wednesday that there were 257 new infections registered in Bergen over the las ten days, the most since the virus first started spreading in February. The new outbreaks are … Read More

ARCHIVE PHOTO: Anna Jakobsen

This year's master student exhibition was stopped by the coronavirus outbreak three weeks before the vernissage. Now, the art students can show off their works.


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Each year between April and May graduate students from the KMD (Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design) present the art projects that they have been working on for two years. This year’s exhibition was supposed to be held between the 3rd of April until the 3rd of May 2020 at Bergen Kunsthall, but it was postponed due to the coronavirus … Read More

Want to explore the field of journalism? Norway's second largest student newspaper is looking for journalists and photographers.


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We are looking for journalists and photographers for our English section! This section is mostly consisting of exchange students, with articles covering everything that is relevant for you to know while on your exchange in Bergen. If you are more interested in photo journalism or illustrating, we also have a photo section that is open for international student as well … Read More

A DAY TO... REMEMBER? Norwegians usually start the day with a Champagne breakfast, often leading to a blurry night and a dreadful hangover.

The 17th of May is Norwegian national day, but what does that actually entail?


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As a foreigner in Norway, I started to hear snippets of stories about this mysterious event called the «17. mai». With further investigation, you learn that the «17. mai» is in fact the Norwegian national day, celebrated on the 17th of May each year. The day celebrates the signing of the original Norwegian independent constitution in 1814, which was a … Read More

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Illustration: Heidi Skjold

OPINION: How the lack of modern e-learning techniques has impacted our academic lives at University of Bergen.


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Coronavirus is uncovering the need of updated e-learning techniques.

OPINION: We can be the best friends of our heroes who are fighting the real enemy, the bad guy, the coronavirus.


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It’s probably not news to you, if I tell you, that laughing decreases our stress level and increases our overall happiness. That’s just a no brainer. But did you also know, that laughing not only reduces the risk of infections but also boots our immune system? Astonishing isn’t it? If you hadn’t figured it out before I think this is … Read More