How schools in Norway will be different when they reopen


Young pupils gather at the courtyard of their Vikåsen school in Trondheim, Norway, after the school reopened on April 27th, 2020. Photo: AFPIt’s been 21 weeks since Covid-19 caused a shutdown of the Norwegian borders and the country went into lockdown. After nine weeks of closure, schools began to reopen as a part of theContinue reading “How schools in Norway will be different when they reopen”

Norway universities criticized for overuse of English


University of Oslo. Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB scanpix The Language Council of Norway (Språkrådet) says it is concerned about the amount of English used in courses at Norwegian universities and colleges.   A number of classes at higher education institutions across the country are taught entirely in English, reports broadcaster NRK. The council saidContinue reading “Norway universities criticized for overuse of English”

Norway youth now ‘too lazy’ to take Swedes’ café jobs: lobby group


Two staff (nationality unknown) in Oslo’s Kaffebrenneriet café. Photo: Kaffebrenneriet From:  The Local’ Norway Young Norwegians are so spoiled that most no longer consider jobs in cafés or restaurants now staffed largely by Swedes, the head of Norway’s national business lobby group has complained. “We have started to see it as quite natural that thereContinue reading “Norway youth now ‘too lazy’ to take Swedes’ café jobs: lobby group”

Could Norway follow Sweden’s lead and introduce a third gender?


The leader of Labor’s youth wing said that Norwegians should be able to identify themselves whoever they want in their passports and other official documents. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / SCANPIX Norway’s Labour Party, the largest party in parliament, will consider backing the introduction of a third gender, broadcaster NRK reported. Labour’s programme committee willContinue reading “Could Norway follow Sweden’s lead and introduce a third gender?”

Norway man in hospital after Pokémon brawl


A man in Norway has been hospitalised after a quarrel broke out over the augmented reality phone game Pokémon Go in the latest indication of the hit game’s unexpected risks. The man, who is in his 40s, was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Friday morning from a popular park in Sandefjord afterContinue reading “Norway man in hospital after Pokémon brawl”