What Makes Scandinavia Different?

What accounts for the Nordic countries’ strong welfare states? Hint: it’s not white homogeneity. There’s a reason the Scandinavian welfare states are still the envy...

The New Oil-rich Scandinavians

During the late 1960s and early 70s, the economies of Norway and Denmark were given another welcome leg-up – they struck oil. Denmark had become...
12 Scandinavian Universities Rank among the 300 Best in the World

12 Scandinavian Universities Rank among the 300 Best in the World

These institutions from around 60 countries have been ranked based on 12 indicators that measure their academic research performance and their global and regional...

Classical Post Office in Copenhagen will be converted into Luxury Hotel

Norwegian hotel group Nordic Choice Hotels will convert Copenhagen's former central post office into a 25,000 square meter luxury hotel with more than 400...
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One of the World’s Best Ghost Towns

The British paper the Guardian ranked The Pyramid on Svalbard one of the top ten ghost towns in the world, when it looked for...
China and Norway Normalize Relations

China and Norway Normalize Relations

Six years ago the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the imprisoned democracy advocate Liu Xiaobo opened a rift between the two countries. Last month the...

No Country is Topping Norway

The UN released its annual Human Development Report December last year. It contains an assessment of basic human development in 188 countries, called the...

2015 – A Profitable Year for Norwegian

Europe’s third-largest low-cost carrier, Norwegian reached a total revenue of 22.5 BNOK (£1.8bn) in 2015 - an increase of 15 per cent. The production...

Norway – world’s second best reputation

Norway is second only to Canada in terms of country reputation, according to a recent report by Denmark-based Reputation Institute. Reputation Institute, which is based...
Oslo's Restaurant King

Oslo’s Restaurant King

For more than 25 years as a nightlife entrepreneur in Oslo, Nevzat Arikan has been a key player in the gentrification of dilapidated downtown...

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