Stories for prospective employees

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Marco biking through OsloMet campus in fall. He is dressed in a light down jacked and there are green and yellow leaves on the ground.
From PhD candidate to full-time faculty member

Marco Tagliabue arrived in Oslo from Italy in February of 2015 armed with just two suitcases and an ambition to pursue his doctoral studies. Then he never left.

Part of a harbour in the Oslo Fjord with small and medium sized boats and sail boats on the water.
A PhD experience that opens up a world of possibilities

Mariya Khoronzhevych is working toward her doctorate in social work and social policy. Along the way, she has had rewarding off-campus experiences that offer a complement to her professional journey at OsloMet.

View of yellow stairs and a pair of feet looking down the stair case. Photo: Benjamin A. Ward
International employees reflect on the university's response to COVID-19

Several international staff members discuss their experiences adapting to working remotely following the initial outbreak of COVID-19 and the support they got from the university during this challenging time.

Street art with Oslo, Norwegian flag and a viking helmet. Photo: Benjamin A. Ward
Living in Oslo means a high quality of life

The verdict from international academics at OsloMet is crystal clear: The workplace is great, the city is cosy, and the scenery is awesome. And Norwegians? Read on to find out.

Laughing people in a meeting.
International impulses at Norway's most urban university

Between the multicultural city of Oslo, colleagues from around the world, and a strong commitment to Open Access publishing, prospective PhD students and researchers will encounter a diverse, international environment at OsloMet.

A view of the outdoors dining area of Salt with the Opera house and the Munch museum in the background. Photo: Benjamin A. Ward
International inclusion from day one

Through a comprehensive onboarding programme and departmental social activities, new international employees at OsloMet are made to feel welcome the moment they set foot on campus.

People on their way to work in downtown Oslo. A red city bus and tall, modern buildings in the background.
Five things internationals working in Norway think you should know before moving here

Are you considering applying for a PhD or academic position at a Norwegian university? We asked the experts—our own international employees—for their advice on how to navigate the transition to working in Norway.

Snow covered lake with ski trails on a sunny winter day.
Skiing in the city

What defines quality of life in a city? Is it the availability of good restaurants, bars and entertainment options? Or is it easy access to unspoilt nature? In Oslo, you don’t have to choose between the two—we have plenty of both.

Woman diving into the Oslo Fjord with the opera house in the background.
Oslo in the summertime

The sun doesn't set until close to midnight, and even then it never really gets dark. You can spend the evening watching the light change at an outdoor café with friends, or go for a relaxing swim in the fjord alone. Oslo in the summer is a pretty magical place.