Statement regarding the earthquake in Turkey and Syria

13 February 2023

BI Norwegian Business School extend its deepest condolences to the families and victims affected by last week’s devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

“BI has staff and students with family and friends in both countries. Our deepest sympathies and condolences are extended to everyone who has been impacted by this awful tragedy,” says President Karen Spens.

BI has not received news about any students or employees who have been in the area of the earthquake.

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is monitoring the situation closely. For Norwegian citizens currently located in Turkey or Syria, please see the ministry’s updated travel advice here (in Norwegian).

Do you need someone to talk to? 
The Municipality of Oslo has opened a 24-hour emergency hotline for people affected by the tragedy. For more information and contact details, see this page (in Norwegian).

Concerned BI students can also get in touch with our colleagues at Student Counselling, e-mail: counselling@bi.no.

BI employees who are worried may reach out to HR at hr@bi.no.

You can also see all news here.