Alumni & Student Experiences

Why study International Relations at NMBU?

Why study International Relations at NMBU?

Master student Sam Davis gives us the inside scoop on NMBU's IR program, including his 12-week placement with the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nairobi and having a term paper published.  

From NMBU to the UN

From NMBU to the UN

Linn Jaeckle is a Social Protection Officer with UNICEF Malawi. How did her Masters in International Development Studies, completed at NMBU's Department of International Environment and Development Studies help her career path? Read on.

Insects are the future…so let’s do this

Insects are the future…so let’s do this

These are the words of NMBU PhD Fellow Zabron Nziku and Noragric alumni Alexander Solstad Ringheim and Lukas van der Horst, whose animal-feed company InvertaPro went through to the Norwegian final of the Climate Launchpad, which took place on 15 June in Trondheim.

Talent-spotted in Oslo

Talent-spotted in Oslo

Doreen Gakii Mugendi made an impression on her interviewers whilst looking for a casual summer job in Oslo.

From NMBU to the UN

From NMBU to the UN

Noragric Bachelor alumna Anna Koldaas on her studies at the department and her current internship at the Norwegian Mission to the UN in Rome.

Noragric alumnus Jonathan Telfer on his career with development and relief agency

Noragric alumnus Jonathan Telfer on his career with development and relief agency

Noragric graduate Jonathan Telfer talks about his career with the non-governmental development organisation ADRA Norway

Noragric graduate Stian Eisentäger now a political journalist in a national newspaper

Noragric graduate Stian Eisentäger now a political journalist in a national newspaper

Noragric graduate Stian Eisentäger on his career as a journalist in national newspaper Verdens Gang (VG).  

Noragric graduate Rannveig Formo now works at Norwegian Embassy in Indonesia

Noragric graduate Rannveig Formo now works at Norwegian Embassy in Indonesia

Rannveig Formo graduated from Noragric with an MSc in International Environment Studies.

Student experience: travelling letter by Master's students at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

Student experience: travelling letter by Master's students at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

19 international students taking EDS384 "Development and Environment in Practice” course entered the culturally rich, beautiful, complex and diverse country of Tanzania.

A student's advice to new Bachelor students

A student's advice to new Bachelor students

You must be prepared to read a lot, write, understand and try to think outside your own experience. I would advise you to have an open mind about the problems in the world. There is never only one side of an issue, nor a single solution to the problem.

Meline did fieldwork  for her master thesis in Afghanistan

Meline did fieldwork for her master thesis in Afghanistan

Meline Bernard, from France, came to Norway to study International Relations at Noragric. She was very much inspired by the practical focus of the master's programs at Noragric.

Pernille Sandemose: The Soligas of BR-hill

Pernille Sandemose: The Soligas of BR-hill

In this film, former Noragric Master student Pernille Sandemose, tells us the story of the Soliga Tribe of BR-Hills in India where she did here research for her Master Thesis. Watch it here at youtube

From Pennsylvania to Ås on Exchange

From Pennsylvania to Ås on Exchange

Caitlin Murphy is an exchange student from Pennsylvania, USA and takes courses in two of Noragric's Master programmes: International Relations and International Development Studies. The Royal Norwegian Embassy has interviewed her about her studies and experiences in Norway.

A letter from a Peace Corps-Exchange for Sustainable Development fellow in Nepal

A letter from a Peace Corps-Exchange for Sustainable Development fellow in Nepal

Sten Trygve Brand who is a former Master student in Development Studies at Noragric shares his experience as Fredskorpset fellow at Kathmandu University, Nepal.

Robert Hodosi: Meeting the Batwa people

Robert Hodosi: Meeting the Batwa people

Master student Robert Hodosi made a film about his fieldwork experiences.

Watch it here at Youtube

Marte Moe's field experiences from Ecuador - winter 2007/2008

I had a great experience conducting my field work in Ecuador. It is a beautiful country and the people are incredible! I came to recognize the problems within the national cocoa sector to be far more extended than I first assumed. Being obliged to make continuous considerations and adjustments made me feel like a true researcher! The process of preparation, field work and writing the thesis was a great closure of my studies at Ås. I truly recommend Master in Development Studies. You will be met by a professional, committed and open hearted study environment and meet friends for life!