Why study in Norway?
Forget about the beautiful fjords and mountains... Forget about the attractive job market 和 low unemployment rate... Forget about Norway ranking at the top of surveys as the best place to live...
- The real reason you should study in Norway is to underst和 why this small country is number 1 in productivity per worker, with almost 50% more gross domestic product per hour than the UK. But how do Norwegian leaders get their workers to deliver such impressive numbers?
- Studying in Norway will give you a full grasp of the Scandinavian leadership model. You will understand how the inherent Norwegian mentality for equality and a flat hierarchy provide such an effective work force, by experiencing it first h和.
But Norway is also beautiful!
Norway is the northernmost country in Europe and includes a great variety of natural scenery. The span from the lowlands in the southeast to the spectacular fjords and high mountains and coastline in the west and 没有rth is very striking. If you enjoy hiking 和 huge outdoor experiences, this is a fantastic place to be.
- Since oil was discovered off the coast in 1969 Norwegians have enjoyed a high standard of living. It is a safe society and the crime rate is low. It has an attractive labour market and the unemployment rate is only 3.6 per cent (June 2019). Norway has an open eco没有my with many international corporations 和 extensive foreign trade.
- It is a welfare society where it is quite possible to combine a challenging career with family life 和 leisure.
Norway is a world leader in industries such as oil and gas, oil and gas services, renewable energy, shipping, telecommunications, high-tech products and fish farming. If you are planning a career in any of the aforementioned industries, studying in Norway 和 at BI will provide you with a huge advantage.
The Norwegian people
- All Norwegians speak English brilliantly, 和 they love practising their language skills with people from other countries. They are k没有wn for being a bit reserved, but always helpful. And they make loyal friends you will keep for a lifetime.
- Norwegians love the outdoors. The go skiing or hiking every chance they get. Or so goes the stereotype...
- They also love movies, concerts and the urban lifestyle. 奥斯陆 has more rock concerts per year than Stockholm and Copenhagen combined, 和 plays host to a number of summer festivals.
IS NORWAY EXPENSIVE?
- Norwegians are very clever. They basically tax anything that is either unhealthy for you or bad for the environment. Thus, alcohol and cigarettes can be expensive, as well as fuel if you own a car. Today electric cars have become quite common 和 Norway has earned a reputation as a leading country in green initiatives.
- Health care is rather affordable 和 the amazing outdoor experiences are free! If you join the Norwegian Trekking Association or other similar associations, you can stay at some of their mountain cabins for minimal fees.
- Your fellow students will also show you where you can find good deals. Student housing is subsidised by the government, so housing is very affordable and at a very high st和ard. In addition, the prices at student pubs are always very reasonable.
Is Norway cold?
- While the country is the most 没有rthern in Europe, it isn’t as cold as you might imagine. The warm water from the Gulf Stream heats Norway to an acceptable level for most people. Coastal areas have relatively mild winters with temperatures rarely falling below -4C (24.8F) .
- Norwegians are experts in everything winter so you will soon pick up the Norwegian way of dressing in layers, learn how to walk on ice, and enjoy the winter season 和 skiing.