Category: News

Norway being out-educated

From fifth place in 2007, now Norway’s populace is 10th most educated Pieter Wijnen Norway Today Other countries are catching up to Norway when it comes to the proportion of young persons with a...

Apollon

The Nordic Model

Apollon publishes a succinct overview of economic reforms M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The cover story of the current issue of Apollon, the University of Oslo research magazine, is about the Nordic model, a...

Maud salvage

Prize for Maud salvage

Gerard Taylor Norway Today Prime Minister Erna Solberg handed out the Asker municipality’s cultural prize on May 25 to Jan Wanggaard and Tandberg Eiendom for having retrieved Roald Amundsen’s polar vessel back to Norway....

InspiredbyVIgeland

Norway is #InspiredByVigeland

Why are Norwegians making toast versions of Vigeland’s art? The Local #InspiredByVigeland is a Norwegian social media campaign that has challenged young artists to find new ways to draw and look at the work...

EU elections

EU elections affect Norway

Some of Europe’s decisions matter to Norway even though it’s not an EU member Gerard Taylor Norway Today Many electoral promises were made before the EU elections, but what exactly has the European Union...

Uhlenbeck first woman winner of Abel Prize

The mathematician developed tools and methods used to model theoretical physics concepts Abel Prize Norway Today The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize in Mathematics for 2019...

Not so fast, wind(mill)s of change

Protests and birds threaten to halt wind power installations in coastal Norway Pieter Wijnen Norway Today Energy company TrønderEnergi planned to begin building its wind power development on Frøya on May 13. However, they...

180 nations agree to fight plastic waste

Two new chemicals also added to the Stockholm Convention ban list at Triple COPs Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland Late in the evening of May 10, representatives of more than 180 countries adopted a raft...

Russ accidents at record low

2018 saw the fewest vehicular accidents involving Russ busses since their advent Pieter Wijnen Norway Today A record-low 41 accidents involving Russ (graduating high school seniors) vehicles were registered last year, compared with 50...

Rabbi awarded prize

Chief Rabbi of Norway honored for Mosaica, building relationships across religious lines Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland In Geneva, Switzerland, on April 29, Danish-Norwegian Rabbi Michael Melchior, founder and president of Mosaica—Religion, Society and State,...