The evening started out with H.E. Janne Julsrud welcoming the buzzing crowd to her residence, and was followed by a brief overview of the areas of cooperation between Norway and Singapore from Egil Rensvik, Science & Technology Councellor at Innovation Norway.
Students and trainees exchanged experiences through interaction with fellow participants from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds. Among the participants were also faculty members and representatives from some of the largest Norwegian companies present in Singapore. This gave students, trainees and working professionals the chance to learn more about the existing opportunities in both Norway and Singapore.
The student exchange between Norway and Singapore has shown a strong and positive development and now includes BBA-programs, MBA and EMBA as well as shorter terms exchanges and visits. Several universities in both countries are engaged in the programs and they have shown considerable foresight and creativity in establishing degree programs creating new career opportunities for interested students in Norway, Singapore and several other countries.