“My department at OsloMet is very international, and I don’t feel foreign working here. It’s a very welcoming place.”
Kristine Heiney from the United States is one of a large and growing number of international academics at OsloMet. The urban university located in the centre of Oslo has succeeded in attracting PhD candidates, post docs, scientists, and professors from all over the world. This university attracts adventurous young adults as well as experienced academics with long careers.
Moving to another country and away from friends, family, and everything you know is a big step. Academically appealing assignments can be enticing, of course. But you may be wondering—why choose a small and cold country in the very north of Europe? Well, for some, the winter is actually part of the attraction.
“I was curious about the northern lights and winter activities,” Ramtin Aryan, a PhD candidate from Iran, tells us. “My interest in Scandinavia started when I was about ten years old.”