The Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF) is screening over 150 national and international feature, documentary and short films annually and is therefore the biggest film festival in Norway. Additionally, BIFF 2019 is also presenting the Virtual Reality exhibition «BIFF Expanded». Organising volunteers at the festival – The realisation of the festival relies heavily on the work of volunteers. This year … Read More
MACHINE. Construction Machinery is a common sight at Fantoft.
Major reconstruction work at Fantoft student housing is causing noise problems for residents.
Waking up is never easy. The noise of the alarm clock or that overplayed wake-up tune, it is part of the day to day routine. Unfortunately, for some of the students here in Bergen, a different kind of melody is their wake-up call. Major renovation works have been occurring at Fantoft Studentboliger for some time. These renovations have been a … Read More
The Raptus Festival is expected throughout the year by cosplayers in Bergen. This is one of the only times fans get the chance to show off their costumes.
The comic book festival «Raptus» was held last weekend in Bergen’s public library. Despite the rain, the festival attracted both families, onlookers, avid cosplayers and comic book fans. – This environment is welcoming, it signals: come, everyone is welcome, says Knut Nærum, a famous Norwegian comedian and one of the main guests at the festival. Every year there are between … Read More
VELKOMMEN OM BORD. Jazz music and Shanties on board the D/S Stord 1
Last Friday the city of Bergen invited visitors for their annual «Kulturnatt» to experience Bergen's cultural life.
On friday, the 13th of september, the city of Bergen hosted their annual spectacle «Kulturnatt», showcasing all the different cultural aspects Bergen has to offer. Starting at 18.00 o’clock visitors were able to take part in various events ranging from museum visits to concerts to guided city tours and much more – for free. The Best Places to Travel in Bergen … Read More
OFFICIAL OPENING. The Fantoft training center is now open after six months renovation.
The newly renovated Fantoft training center is now open. The new hall includes more space, new equipment and an e-sport room.
Last semester Sammen could reveal that the training center at Fantoft was being rebuilt to accommodate the increase of customers at the center. Friday 6th of September, Trene Sammen opened the newly-renovated Fantoft training center to the public. The opening started with the official ribbon cutting and cake. Afterwards, the whole center opened for visitors. The new center is enlarged … Read More
CROWDED. The Student Center has been full of students standing in line to pass their vote.
Studvest gives you a summary of what you need to know about the election.
If these days you happened to pass by Festplassen, the square in front of Byparken, you will have noticed many people intent on distributing flyers to some curious passers-by. This is because Norway is currently holding elections to municipal councils and county councils until Monday, September 9th. The volunteers are now making their last efforts to convince undecided citizens. Usually, … Read More
FOTO: Beate Felde
LUKE 4: Ruairi came to Norway and fell in love with brunost, but there is one thing he hates - matpapir.
I love brunost. I love the colour, the interesting sweet taste and its ubiquity in such a small corner of the world. I don’t differentiate between Gudbrandsdalost and Fløtemysostor any of those other unknown geitost brands. To me, it’s all just damn good cheese. I love it on my morning toast or on waffles, combined with a generous helping of … Read More
JUST AROUND THE CORNER. Ferry no.2070 leaves from Strandkaiterminalen on the opposite side of Bryggen. This ferry will take you to route one.
Use your skyss ticket to travel to cool places around Bergen.
Do you happen to own a Skyss ticket? You probably do! As an international student in the city of Bergen transport options such as the bybane and the buses can be a real saviour. But did you know that your Skyss ticket is practically a ticket to everywhere? For just under 500 Norwegian Kroner you can travel by bus or … Read More
VISION. Ad fontes' leader, Ole Samdal, and their new manager, Victoria Betis, hope to keep seeing more international students around.
Ad fontes has seen an increase in both international volunteers and guests this semester. They hope to replicate this after the summer.
Ad fontes is a student bar located at UiB’s Faculty of Humanities. Earlier this semester Studvest wrote about their difficulties in keeping their normal opening hours. As reported, the group of new volunteers that helped keep the bar open was mostly made up of international students, a strategy they want to continue in the following semester. — There’s always been … Read More
FAMILY. Aniek Derksen from Netherlands in the living area at Fantoft. She explains how quickly your experience abroad is over, and your back in you old life. PHOTO: Amelie Enders.
– It was hard to realize that my Erasmus was over, says former Erasmus student.
The semester is coming to an end, and for all the internationals this means the end of their time in Norway. Something I myself experienced half a year ago. Let’s be honest, studying abroad is mostly not as serious as back home. At the end of each semester, you may therefore spot many crying faces at the car parks or … Read More