ESNS 4th Annual Conference will be held inside the Auditorium of the Norwegian School of Sport Science. The Auditorium is a state of art location with 350 seats. The Conference centre also accommodate 2 more meeting rooms (60 pax each) for satellite symposia plus a communal area for sponsor companies and catering services.
The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH) is a Specialized University. NIH holds a national responsibility to provide higher education and scientific research in its corresponding fields.

The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH) offers opportunities to study at Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels. The Bachelor and Master educations are taught in Norwegian. Certain courses are open to exchange students and is in English. There are currently approximately 1600 full- and part-time students at NIH. The education is of high international quality and gives the students competence that is relevant for our modern society’s challenges and stimulates personal development.
The School offers Bachelor in Sports Science courses with the following specializations:

  • Outdoor Studies, Bachelor
  • Bachelor in Coaching and Sport Psychology
  • Bachelor in Exercise, health and performance
  • Bachelor in Sport Management
  • Bachelor’s in physical education and Sport

The courses can be continued at the Masters level where the students have a range of different study modules from which to choose.
The school’s 3-year PhD programme is a continuation from a Masters degree in sport science. Other relevant Master studies can be approved as a basis for admission to the programme. As of 2013, NIH has more than 70 PhD-students.
About half of the students at NIH are part-time students. The part-time courses consist of modules within sport management, outdoor education, physical education, fitness and elite trainer. A series of short courses and seminars are also arranged, often in association with other research environments or with sports foundations or sporting organizations.

The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences aims to increase its offer to international students. Many students at the school choose to undertake part of their education at institutions outside Norway.
In addition, there are foreign students at NIH. These students are primarily organized under international exchange programmes such as Nordplus or Erasmus.
The School has an Erasmus agreement with a wide range of universities in the Nordic countries and Europe. Our students also have the opportunity to study in Canada and USA.
The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences faculty has a broad international network of research collaborators.


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Free travel with the Oslo Pass
Public transport within zone 1 (Oslo) and zone 2 is free with the Oslo Pass. This also includes the ferry to the Bygdøy museums, which is not included in the regular tickets.

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Getting to NIH Norwegian School of Sport Science
How to get to NIH?

The best way to travel from Oslo airport (OSL) to NIH would be to take the Airport Express Train to downtown Oslo (Oslo Sentralbanestasjon) and then take a taxi (address: Sognsveien 220).
You may also take metro no 5 (direction Sognsvann). The metro leaves every 15 minutes and the trip takes approx 15 min from Oslo S/Jernbanetorget. Get off at the last stop, the school is very close by.