York St John University welcomes Norwegian delegation

Published: 2/10/2018

York St John University welcomed a delegation of Norwegian education providers and civic guests to campus on Tuesday 2 October, to share best practice and develop new relationships with the University of Agder in Kristiansand.

Education providers and civic guests from Kristiansand at York St John University

Kristiansand education providers and civic guests with senior leadership from York St John on the University campus

The group from Kristiansand in southern Norway spent two days visiting the city on 1 and 2 October. This visit provided City of York Council with an opportunity to engage on a wide range of topics including culture, tourism and heritage, digital and technological expertise and important urban regeneration projects. Both York and Kristiansand have thriving tourist scenes, with Kristiansand considered the number one holiday city in Norway and York welcoming 6.9 million visitors per year.

The delegation enjoyed an extensive programme of events at York St John University on Tuesday 2 October, including presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities. York St John University offers a popular Study Abroad and Exchange programme to enhance students’ university experience and international outlook. Current exchange students from the University of Agder joined the visiting civic guests and University leadership for lunch on campus.

Welcoming the delegation to the University, Professor Karen Stanton, Vice Chancellor of York St John University said: “York is recognised as one of the UK’s most popular cities in which to live, work and study and we are delighted to welcome the Kristiansand and University of Agder delegation to York St John. International students enrich their learning with us, enjoying the beautiful and historic surroundings the city offers and the friendly and aspirational environment here at the University. We are looking forward to building a long-lasting international partnership with our guests.”

Councillor Keith Orrell, the Lord Mayor of York, added: “It’s always a pleasure to welcome people to York and we were delighted to host the delegation from Kristiansand and Agder University. It was fascinating to learn more about the work they’ve been doing and to share best practice in areas like digital innovation, urban regeneration and culture.”

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