From the Lecturers
Professor Henrik Syse, Ass. Professor Christopher White and Ass. Professor Hilde Restad welcome you to your semester abroad with us at Bjørknes University College in Oslo, Norway.
"Bjørknes University College offers a small and intimate academic environment, which promotes interaction between students and teaching staff. It provides international students with a stimulating learning environment, and the opportunity for in-depth study of some of the most important topics within peace and conflict studies today, including political, institutional, and ethical questions. For me, it’s a great privilege to teach at a college so committed to excellence and to taking care of its student."
Professor Henrik Syse, Research Professor at PRIO (Peace Research Institute Oslo), former member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Professor at Bjørknes University College, Editor of Journal of Military Ethics
"In many ways unique and quite special, the Bjørknes University College programme in Oslo draws on the traditions and expertise that characterise the Norwegian approach to peace building and conflict resolution. Oslo is the home of the Nobel Peace Price and one of the most distinguished Peace Research Institutions, PRIO. Our mission is that students at Bjørknes University College will receive the training and experience necessary to become the next generation of peace researchers who can make a real difference."
Dr. Christopher White, Associate Professor of International Relations, Bjørknes University College
"Our college is extraordinary – students and professors discussing everything from the Nobel peace prize to world history together on our charming little campus in the heart of Oslo. We have renowned lecturers, lively seminars, fun events and intense discussions. My colleagues and I love teaching at Bjørknes University College and I think our students can tell!"
Dr. Hilde E. Restad, Associate Professor of International Relations, Bjørknes University College, American foreign policy expert