Department of Administration and Organization Theory
nordplus network in political science

Network Meeting 2019

Welcome to the first meeting of the Nordplus Network in Political Science 9-11th October in Bergen.

Oversiktsbilde av Bergen by
Eivind Senneset, UiB

Please register for the network meeting in Bergen 9th-11th October. A preliminary program can be found below. We hope that all partners will be able to participate.

We will make reservations at Hotel Norge by Scandic for all participants for 2 nights (Wed-Fri) in single rooms. Hotel Norge is newly renovated and is located in the centre of Bergen. From the airport you can take both the Light Rail Train (endstop "Byparken") and the airport bus (stop "Festplassen") to the city centre, where you will find the hotel just a 2-minutes walk from both stops.

Accommodation, meals and social program will be covered by Nordplus funding. Participants make their own travel arrangements. Please keep all tickets/receipts in case surplus funds can be paid as a travel grant after the meeting.

Registration form can be found in the right side menu.

Please get in touch if you have any inquiries.

Preliminary program:

Wednesday 09th October

Arrival of participants. Individual meetings.

Evening program: Informal dinner at Villani. Time and place: meet in the lobby 19.30


Thursday 10th October (Venue: Fosswinckels gate 6, 9th floor)

0900-0930 Arrival and Coffee

0930-1200 Session 1: Welcome to the University of Bergen

  • Welcome with presentation of program and participants
  • Political Science in Bergen: presentation of the Department of Administration and Organization Theory and the Department of Comparative Politics (Dag Runar Jacobsen and Jan Oskar Engene)
  • International Centre, UiB (Nina Gry Stein/Kristin Torp Skogedal)
    • Presentation of the International Centre
    • Student mobility -  national and institutional priorities
    • European Universities: The Arqus Alliance
    • Erasmus+ EWP
  • Student presentation: UiB Exchange ambassadors program (Charlotte Jensen and Louise Løkeland)

1200-1300 Lunch

1300- Session 2: External input and workshop

  • Presentation by Diku: Possibilities in the Nordplus programme (Frank Krohn and Eilin Sandsmark)
  • Workshop/discussion on possible new network activities

End by 15.30

Afternoon: 16:00 Guided Tour of Bryggen (OPTIONAL, aprox 1 hour), or own leisure time/other activities.

Evening program: 18:30 Short walk to Fløibanen. Dinner (Fløien Folkeresturant) at 19.00


Friday 11th October (Venue: Fosswinckels gate 6, 9th floor)

0900-09:30 Arrival and Coffee

0930-1300 Network meeting

  • Results from 2019 application
  • Status: Network activity and development the last years (Line Riggelsen)
  • Network discussion: New activities? Follow up on presentations/workshop from Thursday
  • Network discussion: Future organization of the network
    • Rotating coordinator responsibility
    • Select/elect steering committee
    • Policy (and procedures) for potential new members
    • 2020 application: activities to apply for
    • Decide next meeting location
  • Network discussion: New student mobility framework
    • Experiences so far, quota sheet, Teams platform
    • Challenges with student mobility in the Nordic countries?
    • Information and recruitment: How do we promote at our institutions?

Wrap up and concluding remarks


1300-1400 Lunch (catering, grab and run or stay for fun)