The end of the year is approaching, as well as the exchange semester. Use this quiz as an opportunity to look back on the semester that has been and get some last minute tips for the rest of your stay. Have you become Norwegian, or have you just been trying for nothing?
Illustration: Gjertine Måseide Gjernes
Publisert: 1. desember 15:02 2020 - Sist oppdatert 1. desember 15:04 2020
Are you most likely to be found eating frozen pizza or is brunost your favorite specialty? Have you been on all the seven mountains or spend most of your time wandering the halls at Fantoft? Are you really a Norwegian by now or is it more likely that the Norwegians roll their eyes at you? Find out what kind of … Read More
International students struggle to find the information they need, when they fall sick or have an emergency. Sammen promises to be better.
Publisert: 11. november 18:23 2020 - Sist oppdatert 12. november 13:27 2020
– 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.
Publisert: 23. oktober 10:26 2020 - Sist oppdatert 23. oktober 13:13 2020
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!
Publisert: 25. september 12:50 2020 - Sist oppdatert 25. september 13:09 2020
«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
Olav Schewe, author of Superstudent and education researcher, shares seven tips on how to stay on track during corona shutdowns.
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
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.
ARCHIVE PHOTO: Anna Jakobsen
Publisert: 20. august 17:17 2020 - Sist oppdatert 28. august 11:47 2020
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
The 17th of May is Norwegian national day, but what does that actually entail?
A DAY TO... REMEMBER? Norwegians usually start the day with a Champagne breakfast, often leading to a blurry night and a dreadful hangover.
Publisert: 19. mai 12:55 2020 - Sist oppdatert 19. mai 13:00 2020
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
OPINION: How the lack of modern e-learning techniques has impacted our academic lives at University of Bergen.
Illustration: Heidi Skjold
Publisert: 23. april 14:56 2020 - Sist oppdatert 12. mai 12:00 2020
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