Tag Archives: Bergen

Marit Bjørgen’s doppelgänger cheers her on

Photo courtesy of Jaffrey Bagge Which one is the real one? Bagge is flattered by comparisons to Marit Bjørgen, who won the gold medal in crosscountry skiathlon at the Sochi Olympics.

Seattle woman is a dead ringer for Norway’s gold medal-winning skier--and her new biggest fan Staff Compilation TV2 Jaffrey Bagge (30) lives in Seattle, Washington, which is Bergen’s sister city. She works as a marketing director at her parents’ catering company and never goes skiing. When a Norwegian friend a while ago showed her pictures of Olympic star Marit ...

Record number of disputations in 2010

More doctors’ degrees were conferred at the University of Bergen in 2010, than ever before. 111 doctors were honoured in Håkon’s Hall Jan. 28, 237 doctoral theses were presented at the University of Bergen during 2010 – 111 of them during the last half of 2010.   This is a new record and ...

Gjøa gets connected

The end of the 100-kilometre-long power cable is pulled on board the Gjøa platform. The cable is the world’s longest of its kind. (Foto: Jan Richard Finne/Statoil)

On July 11, Statoil switched on the power, making Gjøa Norway’s first floating platform to get electricity from the mainland. “This is a good example of how Statoil can play a part in solving some of the climate challenges in collaboration with the supplies industry,” says Bjørn Midttun, head of subsea installations, pipelines ...

JazzNorway in a NutShell 2010

Photo: Tim Dickeson

Allaboutjazz.com praises promotional program JazzNorway in a Nutshell held recently in conjunction with Bergen’s Nattjazz festival JazzNorway in a Nutshell is a promotional program that aims to make Norwegian jazz known to a broader audience by inviting journalists and festival organizers from all over the world to Norway, where they have the possibility to experience ...

Fjord Line starting two daily and two sailing from Kristiansand from May 2012

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Opening in May 2012 Fjord Line will offer daily sailings between Kristiansand and Hirtshals all year round.  "In 2012 the delivery of two new cruise ferries will make it possible to offer daily services both between Bergen, Stavanger and Hirtshals, and between Kristiansand and Hirtshals. This will enhance the ferry service between Kristiansand and the ...

Norwegian Centre of Expertise Fjord – Norway: Will make Western Norway the world’s best travel destination

Kaia Finne leading the way up the mountain. (Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Fjord Norway)

If the tourism and hospitality companies and developers in Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane and Møre og Romsdal Counties have anything to say about it, the Norwegian winter will soon become a major tourist attraction and Western Norway will be the world's best travel destination. Together, these industry players comprise NCE Tourism – Fjord Norway, a ...

Cultivating the crème de la crème of basic research

One of the research groups at CAS: (from left) Frode Fossøy, Jacqui Shykoff, Anton Antonov, Bård Stokke, Eivin Røskaft (group leader), Anders Pape Møller and Manuel Soler. All are conducting research on cuckoos. (Photo: BR Media)

"The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) was the first institution in Norway to devote specific attention to elite-level researchers, and their ability to achieve excellence in research," says Gro Steinsland, Scientific Director of CAS. The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters was founded in 1989 and opened in 1992. ...

Air traffic on the rise

A total of slightly more than 2.7 million passengers traveled through Avinor’s airports in January, which is an increase of 4.2 percent compared to January 2009. International traffic is experiencing the strongest increase, with 5.9 percent, while domestic traffic increased by 3.6 percent “The total number of passengers in January is just above the figure in ...

Google Street View launched in Norway

A special vehicle from Google, with a number of cameras on the roof, have had a long run around the streets of Norway in 2009. The result? Google Street View for Bergen, Oslo, and parts of eastern Norway. The rest of the country's roads will gradually be photographed by Google Norge, but not with a ...

Using nanotechnology in cancer research

Biomedical researchers in Bergen are applying nanotechnology to mimic the body's natural processes, create new blood vessels to supply engineered tissue, and deepen our understanding of cancer. They receive funding for this valuable work under the Research Council programme Nanotechnology and New Materials (NANOMAT). Seven per cent of the NANOMAT programme’s budget is allocated to health-related ...