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“Ha det blog” farewell blog

I have gotten some recent news – I was offered a stipend in order to become a research fellow/PhD candidate at UiB. I am absolutely thrilled and I look forward to the project very much. Sadly, it also means I must say “ha det, blog” (thanks to my friend Lynn for that perfect title!)  or “goodbye, blog”, which I am decidedly less thrilled about. For my last post, I will try to compile for you the ultimate international blog list – an index covering the breadth of subjects I’ve tackled with links to the posts. I am hoping this will allow you to search for nearly anything your heart might desire – related to student life in Bergen. I even updated some links for you within the posts, but I couldn’t get to all of them so consider dead links an opportunity for a google adventure 😉

Considering studying in Bergen?


We’re in the brown! Image:

Get an idea of what some of the faculties are like at UiB:


Humanities Faculty. Photo: Stand Hiestand

Meet some students

I know when I was thinking about coming to UiB I really wanted to talk to someone who was already attending. Well, here’s the next best thing:


Hiking at Løvstakken, with Brann Bergen Stadion in background. Photo provided by Maurice Mugabowagahunde.

Preparing to come to study in Bergen



Arriving and getting settled


Welcome to Bergen. Photo: Stand Hiestand

Student & Community Organizations



In Bergen

Festivals and Events

For a more expanded exploration of festivals and events in Bergen check out some of these posts:











Sports & outdoors





While the ER was good to me, I recommend being careful so you don’t have to go 😉 Photo: Stand Hiestand



Man, Lofoten is beautiful. Photo: Stand Hiestand

Past events



By BNO, Photography: Magnus Skrede



A big thanks from this happy bloggerino. Photo: Grim Hiestand

I am so grateful for the three+ years I have gotten to write this blog. This has been an amazing experience, and I will dearly miss it! I won’t be monitoring comments anymore, but I wish everyone the absolute best with their study abroad experience in Bergen!

Thanks for reading, and all the best,


6 comments for ““Ha det blog” farewell blog

  1. 12. July 2018 at 09:08

    Nice post, thanks

    • Stand Hiestand
      20. December 2018 at 18:39

      Thank you!

  2. Jinadu Toheeb Olajide
    22. July 2018 at 14:58

    Good day,I want to use this medium to apply for master degree in public administration at your prestigious university. In earnest sir,I want to know the necessary requirement and other associated cost.

  3. 2. April 2019 at 08:05

    I was just surfing around on UIB and found your blog. I have to say it’s one of the most well written (and fun) to read in some time. Great job 🙂

    I’m in Bergen for a week and found great resources on this page.

    • Stand Hiestand
      10. July 2019 at 13:08

      Thanks so much, I’m so glad you like it!

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