Category Archives: Trondheim

A walking tour of historic Trondheim

Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / Visitnorway.com The Nidaros cathedral, highlight of the city. For a great view of the rest of the city, climb the narrow, steep stairs up to the tower.

Norway’s first capitol has much to offer in a small town center, from gothic cathedral to bars and boutiques David Nikel Trondheim, Norway Norway’s former viking capitol is often ignored by tourists in favor of the fjords of Vestlandet and the bright lights of the capitol. However, a simple stroll around the compact city centre reveals a city rich ...

Trondheim is the world’s most expensive city

Kanalen, Trondheim. Photo: ystenes, flickr

Trondheim is more expensive than both Zurich and Oslo, according to recent survey. A comparison of prices of 241,000 different goods and services puts Trondheim at the top of the list for the world's most expensive city, writes adressa.no. Behind the list of the 20 most expensive cities and the survey is the website Numbeo.com. This is ...

World’s first university with indoor navigation app

Imagine a navigation system that works where GPS signals don't. With its new "Campus Guide", the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is now the first university in the world where you can navigate from inside a building using a mobile phone. Both students and visitors often get lost on ...

New underwater robotics lab established

With the snip of a underwater robot claw, Norway's Minister of Trade and Industry cut the ribbon for a new underwater robotics laboratory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Environmental monitoring of the ocean, marine research and the offshore oil and gas industry all demand strong technical expertise ...

Hurtigruten service schedule will stay on course

Tourists and coastal residents will see no change in Hurtigruten service after an agreement was signed by the shipping company and Norways Department of Transport.

The Norwegian coastal cruise line, Hurtigruten, will maintain its present schedule, and will continue to call daily at all of its 34 ports along the coast between Bergen and Kirkenes. Continuation of Hurtigruten service was assured after the shipping line and Norway's Department of Transport signed a new agreement regarding the purchase of ...

Spatial mapping brings Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine to NTNU

NTNU neurobiologists and researchers Edvard and May-Britt Moser have been awarded the 2011 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine for their pioneering work in the discovery of “grid cells” in the brain. Photo: NTNU

NTNU neurobiologists and researchers Edvard and May-Britt Moser have been awarded the 2011 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine for their pioneering work in the discovery of “grid cells” in the brain. The award recognizes the Mosers, director and co director of NTNU’s Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, along with a German biologist, ...

Clean Tech Innovation Takes The Prize

 Kjeller Vindteknikk senior advisor Erik Berge and managing director Lars Tallhaug accept the 2009 Innovation Prize from then NHO director general Finn Bergesen Jr. © NHO/Anne Birgitte Hjelseth

In the past several years, there has been a clear increase in the number of clean tech finalists for the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises’ Innovation Prize, the award recognizing commercially successful products and services with the most promising future. This latest trend highlights the revitalization of two of Norway’s traditional ...

Smartphone technology improves prosthetic limbs

Losing a limb can be a devastating experience, and while electrically powered prostheses can serve as a replacement for a lost arm, they are notoriously difficult to operate, and will never fully replace normal hand function. NTNU researchers are working to improve this situation through the use of smartphone technology. The ...

The Future Ocean Space Centre

The Norwegian Marine Research Institute Marintek is leading a public-private initiative to build a World Ocean Space Centre in Trondheim by 2020. The concept has been called the third wave, referring to the historic opening of the first ship towing tank in Trondheim in 1939 and the ocean basin in 1981. The ...