Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag are to merge to create a new county named Trøndelag, following a meeting of county officials in Stiklestad last month. The change, which is subject to Parliamentary approval, is planned for January 2018. Currently, Norway is divided into 19 fylker (counties). In addition to Nord- and Sør-Trøndelag, there … [Read more...]
The Trondheim Blog
What's going on in Norway's knowledge capital, by expats, for expats.
This week the skies above Trondheim exploded with colour as the northern lights season kicked off in spectacular fashion. Catching the northern lights in Trondheim isn't something that happens every day. It's a rare event even this far north and I normally manage to catch the lights just once or twice during a year. As you'll see from … [Read more...]
In the near future Trondheim's central area will be home to a super campus of an expanded Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) The announcement wasn't exactly a surprise. Currently, thousands of students and staff work at the Dragvoll campus on the edge of the city, with many more spread out at different locations across the … [Read more...]
When I arrived in Trondheim four months ago, I knew that it would be difficult to find work, but I had no idea how difficult. I hit many failures initially but I quickly learned what works, what doesn’t, and how to maximize time and effort to get interviews. First, a few hard facts: Trondheim is a small city with about 170,000 residents It … [Read more...]
Last weekend's changing of the clocks marked the start of my favourite time of year in Norway: the transition from the long winter into spring. During this time the days become noticeably longer, leaves return to the trees, flowers come out to bloom, and everyone is a couple of notches happier as we race towards constitution day on May 17. It's not … [Read more...]