Simple. Norway is the best place in the world to live, and everyone speaks English.
In 2006 the United Nations ranked Norway as the best country in the world to live in, for the sixth year in a row. A buoyant economy, high levels of education, high life expectancy and the Norwegian focus on quality of life all contribute to this great achievement.
The Norwegian economy is one of the most competitive and international economies in the world. The World Economic Forum has ranked Norway as one of the top 20 most competitive countries in the world for the last four years.
International shipping and the offshore oil industry are typical examples of successful industries that are important areas of research at NHH. Scandinavian companies have also developed a unique form of management that puts great emphasis on the quality of life of the employees, combined with high technology and high quality products. Scandinavian management in the international market place has proven quite successful.
Norwegian cultural values of equality, fairness and a down-to-earth objectivity lend a special flavour to business and public administration in Norway. The closeness to nature (both physically and in cultural terms) provides a fresh, relaxing backdrop for a challenging PhD programme, and the historic Hanseatic city of Bergen provides a beautiful setting to study and conduct research.
English is spoken almost as a second language in Norway and many Norwegian companies have chosen English as their corporate language. Most Norwegians you meet on a daily basis understand and speak good English, making communication and getting about a much easier task for international students. It also provides a great environment for developing business English skills.
The PhD programme at NHH represents a high quality, international programme within a traditional Scandinavian setting.
Find out more information about studying in Norway at www.studyinnorway.no