Norway presents 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships

Hafjell and Lillehamer team up to host cross country, downhill Worlds In 2014, Hafjell and Lillehamer, Norway will host the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships. With one year to go, organizers, keeping with tradition, presented their championships event at the recent 2013 Worlds in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. “We were awarded the world championships after many […]

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Foreign Student numbers record high at Norwegian Universities

Universities in Norway’s Bergen and Stavanger experience a huge increase in students from abroad this academic year. As the autumn higher education season kicks off this week, Bergen reports ten per cent more than last year, whilst almost one in ten are from abroad in Stavanger. German students make up the highest proportion of foreign […]

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India looks to Svalbard

India’s interest in the Arctic is growing. This week, Indian Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid and Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide met Indian researchers in Ny-Ålesund and Longyearbyen. “Research on the Arctic is important for both Norway and India. Indian researchers have been working in Svalbard for a number of years, […]

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Bosses often baffle foreign workers

Results of a new international employment survey show that workers in Norway generally enjoy their jobs but their bosses score low for failing to give clear instructions or constructive feedback. Foreign workers in Norway are especially baffled by bosses who don’t behave like most bosses in other countries. “I think Norway has the most unusual […]

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Continuous high immigration to Norway

In 2012, 78 500 immigrations and 31 200 emigrations to Norway were registered. Both of these figures were slightly lower than in 2011, according to Statistics Norway. However, the resulting net migration was 47 300; up 300 from the previous record high in 2011. A total of 45 400 Europeans with citizenship other than Norwegian […]

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