International Student Blog

Category: Academics

I’m coming to Bergen! Now what? 2017

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Hei! A huge welcome to all the new international students arriving in Bergen for UiB courses!  Maybe you’ve seen the weather and wondered if anyone leaves their home.  Maybe you’re ready to get out and make some new Norwegian or international friends.  Maybe you’re wondering what to do, where to go, how to meet these…

Touring: Humanities Faculty continued…

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If you’ve been following this blog you might know that the Norwegian Blogger, Marianne, took me on a very unofficial tour several weeks ago. More recently, I got to go on a more official tour of the Humanities faculty! Birgit, an undergraduate studying religion, was kind enough to show me around a bit more. For some…

Touring: Medical Faculty

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The departments of medicine and dentistry are housed near each other a short bus ride (buses #2 or #3 run frequently) from the sentrum (center of town). As a part of my student-guided tours of different faculties, I recently got the chance to walk the halls of the Building for Biological Research (BBB) and a little…

Touring: Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty

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Recently, a member of the Biology Student Union (BFU), Stein, was kind enough to provide me a tour of the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty. He was very patient with me when I had to spend extra time looking at squirrel skeletons – thanks, Stein! Spanning several buildings, some of which are new, some of…

Touring: Law Faculty

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Today’s post features highlights from a tour the Norwegian blogger, Marianne, and I had recently of the law faculty. Emilie Melbø Kristoffersen, a member of the board of the Juridisk studentutvalg or JSU (the law student committee), acted as our patient tour-guide.   Emilie and the Law Faculty Emilie is her 3rd year at UiB’s law…

Touring: The Humanities Faculty

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In the interest of exploring many of the faculties that make up the University of Bergen, Marianne, the Norwegian Blogger, took me on a short tour of the Humanities Faculty.  If you are curious about what you can study at the Humanities Faculty, you can take a peek at their site here. Marianne is studying a Bachelors in Arabic,…

Touring: The psychology faculty

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Periodically throughout the coming weeks, I intend to tour some of the faculties throughout the campus. The plan is that I’ll be guided by students who have first-hand experience with the faculty buildings, amenities, and the faculties themselves (and maybe during the tours I can even pick their brains about the programmes they are attending). I’m excited!…

Events to get you thinking

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I haven’t talked much about lectures and events on and off campus this year, but I’ve found them to be a great way to learn about diverse topics, meet people, and generally feel engaged academically here at UiB and in the community at large. I attended quite a few last year, and many were remarkably intriguing.  …