Category Archives: Education

My Arctic Adventure

Latitude—it tells us how far north or south on the earth we are. The equator sits at 0 degrees; and Oslo at 60 degrees north and Melbourne 38 degrees south. Now imagine where in the world you could be if … Continue reading

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Life as a PhD: Week One

After a Bachelor and Master’s degree and a change in countries and city, I now have what I can call a job. For the next four years, I will be working as a PhD candidate at the University of Oslo … Continue reading

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Achievement Unlocked: Master of Science

I’ve done it. I’ve mastered Science! But I haven’t mastered Norway yet. This past month has been tumultuous and full of surprises. I submitted my Master’s thesis on Monday the 2nd of July and presented and defended my work on … Continue reading

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Postgraduate study: a comparison

Recently I’ve been thinking about what I want to do after finishing my Masters of Biology program next year. Do I go back home, or do I stick it out here with a postgraduate degree? What is a postgraduate degree … Continue reading

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Student elections – a Norwegian perspective

I was dreading it. After some unpleasant memories of a rather ‘in your face’ annual campaign at my former university, I was again reminded of this period over the past week. I received some e-mails in my Norwegian university account … Continue reading

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Norwegian exams: an impression

Unfortunately, this isn’t a post about taking exams for Norwegian. Rather, I just sat my first examination in Norway. One day, perhaps. The process of sitting down in a quiet room and answering a set number of questions within a … Continue reading

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