This summer, news that the Norpart program, which provides resources for academic cooperation and and exchange programs, is being placed on hold due to uncertainty regarding its budget.
Our chair, Arnhild Leer-Helgensen, alongside with several other academic leaders at University of Agder have talked to Khrono regarding the impacts that this can bring to norwegian students and to development studies, as well as the academic environment in the country.
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The repercussions of the introduction of school fees for international students have began to show. The number of students from outside the EU and Switzerland has dropped considerably for the coming student year.
In an interview with “Panorama Nyheter”, NFU’s Chair Arnhild Leer-Helgesen has talked about this issue and the impacts it has already had at University of Agder (UiA), particularly in the Master’s courses focused on development.
In addition, Gudrum Cecilie Eikemo Helland from SUM at Universitet i Oslo and Martin Halvorsen from OsloMet also talk about the impacts that their respective universities are experiencing in regards to the number of new international students.
However, State Secretary Oddmund Løkensgard states that these numbers were expected and defends the need for the introduction of these school fees.
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This week, the conference organized by EADI (European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes) will take place in Lisbon.
The “New Rhythms of Development” conference will go from July 10th to July 12th.
As a great opportunity for those not able to attend, there will be two public lectures on Zoom that are free to attend, but require registration.
The first lecture will take place on July 10th at 18:00 with the topic of: Development studies in an age of crisis.
The second will take place on July 11th at 19:00 with the topic of: Soft Authoritarianism: Marching to a Different Drum of Democracy.
To learn more about the lectures and register for them, as well as other opportunities during to attend the Conference click here.