About us

The German Norwegian Study Centre (DNSZ) was founded in 1986 as a joint institution by the >>University of Kiel (Christian-Albrechts-Universität) as well as the universities of >>Bergen, >>Oslo, >>Tromsø, >>Trondheim (NTNU) together with the >>Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen (NHH). In 2022, the >>University of Agder and >>Østfold University College became additional members of the DNSZ group.  The study centre serves the education and further education of Norwegian students in the German language, regional studies and the sciences taught at Kiel University, as well as the mutual scientific exchange between Norway and Germany within all areas of expertise.

The DNSZ has been offering courses in German and regional studies since 1986, from taster courses to 4-6 week intensive courses through to advanced training for German teachers and specific modules.

Furthermore, the DNSZ provides funds within the framework of its Seed Money Budget, in order to support and extend the co-operation between German and Norwegian scientists and students within all areas of study. The objective is to facilitate academic exchange and activities which in turn encourage further cooperation and intensify ongoing joint projects. The DNSZ Seed Money is predominantly meant for projects which help create a foundation for continuing collaboration in research or university studies and teaching, and promise an enduring impact.

In addition, the DNSZ assists with all queries regarding the German-Norwegian exchange, such as the placement of internships for Norwegian students with German companies and institutions or the organisation of brief stays in Kiel to acquire (additional) information.