For staff and invited

International staff week

BI Norwegian Business School is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2018 and we would like to include our international partners in the celebration.

For this occasion, The International Office will be organizing an International Staff Week from April 17th to 20th.

Take this as an opportunity to see Oslo, network with colleagues from other schools and perhaps bring home new ideas and inspiration.

The International Staff Week will be packed with presentations, discussions and a social programme. We will have presentations from faculty members for professional input and share our experiences and best practices.

The three-day programme is suitable for professionals who work in International Offices/ departments dealing with international affairs and mobility.

The programme will also provide an opportunity to see BI Norwegian Business School and meet its staff. In addition, it gives you the opportunity to share best practices and ideas with likeminded colleagues from all over the world.

Please note that participants cover travel and accommodation costs themselves, as well as a fee of 180 Euro. The fee covers lunches and social activities.

Practical information

  • Time:Tuesday, 17 April 2018 18:00 - Friday, 20 April 2018 13:00
  • Place:Campus Oslo

Accommodation in Oslo 

BI has reserved a limited number of rooms at reduced rates at different locations in central Oslo. Participants who want to make use of this offer, have to book directly with the hotels by using the information provided below and for paying their own accommodation.

The reduced rates and pre-booked rooms are available until March 8, 2018. After this date, we can not guarantee the favorable rate.
Please note that all hotels are located downtown and in walking distance from each other.

When contacting the hotel for a reservation, please provide the following information:
Reference Number of chosen hotel:

  • First name:
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Comfort Hotel Børsparken

The Comfort Hotel Børsparken enjoys a great location in central Oslo, just 2 minutes from Oslo Central Station. Exercise free of charge in our stylish gym which covers an entire floor. Discover an affordable and modern hotel right in the centre of town!

1050 NOK including VAT / 947 NOK excluding VAT
Reference number for booking:1020GR009939

Comfort Hotel Grand Central

In the Comfort Hotel Grand Central, you'll be staying in Oslo Central Station in Bjørvika, the trendiest part of town, just 3 minutes to the airport train and 1 minute to the great shopping on Karl Johans Gate.

1280 NOK including VAT / 1151 NOK excluding VAT
Refrence number for booking: 1123GR006455

Comfort Hotel Karl Johan

The Comfort Hotel Karl Johan in central Oslo opened in March 2016. Enjoy this new star of Oslo's hotel scene featuring a new restaurant, bar, stylishly simple rooms and a lobby that's perfect for just hanging out and relaxing.

1150 NOK including VAT / 1036 NOK excluding VAT
Reference number for booking: 1133GR004579

Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret

Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret is a design hotel in central Oslo. Just a 3-minute walk from Oslo S and Karl Johans Gate. All guests can enjoy our buffet breakfast, Afternoon Sweets and Evening Meal every day!

1550 NOK including VAT / 1385 NOK excluding VAT
Reference number for booking: 1111GR006254


  • Time
  • Title
  • Speakers
  • Tuesday 17 April:

  • Tour of Oslo

    We start off the International Staff week with a walk around the city center with our knowledgeable guide Aksel Tornes Mehlum. He will guide us through the Opera, Akershus Fortress, across "Kvadraturen" – the old part of Oslo, and up the Karl Johan pedestrian street towards the Royal Palace. The tour will end at the Grand Hotel. 

  • Welcome Reception at Grand Hotel Roof Terrace

    Roof Terrace Bar Eight

  • Wednesday 18 April:

  • Registration

  • Welcome Speech by Provost, Professor – Academic Programmes


    Provost, Professor Dag Morten Dalen

  • Introduction to BI by Head of International Office


    Eline Jensrud

  • Guided Tour of the Campus

  • Lunch

  • BI International Summer Programme

    An introduction of the programme and a lecture in Scandinavian Management 
    Associate Professor and head of the department of Communication and Culture Gillian Warner-Søderholm 


    Associate Professor Gillian Warner-Søderholm

  • Visit to Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

    Learn Norwegian Folkdance at the "Norsk Folkemuseum"- Norwegian Museum of Cultural History.

  • Thursday 19 April

  • Big Data and Social Media

    How to analyze the true impact of Big Data and Social Media on Profitability? Associate Professor Matilda Dorotic will separate the unproved buzz from the actual potential to provide you with tools to understand the difference.

    • How to evaluate the true potential of social media contribution to your business?
    • What are the true requirements for successful Internet of things and other big-data investments?
    • What are the pitfalls to be cautious about when evaluating the true impact of those investments?


    Associate Professor Matilda Dorotic

  • Coffee Break and Networking

  • International Networks

    In order to further enhance its internationalization, BI is participating in several international multilateral networks. The presentation will focus on four of them: The QTEM master network, The ‘IBS net’ network, the AACSB Nordic network and a consortium on online education lead by Imperial college. If time permits, the presentation will also touch upon some bilateral collaborations that focus on student recruitment.


    Special Advisor Feite van Dijk

  • Lunch

  • Introducing the campaign “Go North”

    Marketing department and Ad agency Los & Co introduce the campaign “Go North”, and share how they have worked on this project. 


    Ad agency Los & Co

  • Celebratory Dinner

  • Friday 20 April

  • Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT)

    NOKUT has been a pioneer in developing tools to assess and recognise refugees’ qualifications. The tools also have a high relevance for Higher Education Institutions. In the presentations the participants will learn about methodology being used, both in projects in Norway, in Europe and outside our continent, with a particular focus on European Qualifications Passport for Refugees, by Council of Europe, in which NOKUT is crucial participant.



    Head of Section, Marina Malgina

  • Coffee Break and Networking

  • Skills Project - MSc programmes

    The acquisition of ‘Skills’ is increasingly important in educational programmes. This presentation will focus on the results of an inventarization amongst stakeholders of the MSc programme at BI (Companies, Students, Faculty and Alumni) regarding which skills are relevant for employers and graduates, and the extent to which these are taught in our programmes. Further on, a description of how this insight has been followed up and implemented in the programmes and the plans a head for a skills development programme.



    Dean of Master of Science and Associate Professor Janicke Rasmussen

  • Lunch

    The programme ends at 13:00 after we have enjoyed a farwell lunch.