Trond I. Østgaard is the Managing Director of BI Norwegian School of Management in Buskerud, Vestfold and Telemark. BI has become one of the larger Higher Education Institutions in Norway and one of the largest business school in Europe.
Trond have been on several hundred trips with the Coastal Steamer (Hurtigruta) and he has taken a lot of pictures from his trips.
Facing out onto the Drammen River, Union Scene
forms a part of Drammen´s water front. It is located in a district that
is rapidly evolving into a new regional cultural centre, with the Papirbredden Science Park, a library, Café and restaurants, all in the Union area, right in the middle of Drammen.
a unique environment of knowledge offering University College
education, R&D activities, Library, knowledge-based companies and
innovation partners. The-state-of-the-art library covers three floors, all with easy access. The Library
offers everything from children´s books, literature of all kinds to the
latest research databases. The students can enjoy themselves in
first-class practice-rooms, auditoriums and labs. Papirbredden
comprises three different university colleges: Buskerud University College, BI Drammen - the Norwegian School of management and Telemark University College.
In addition, the Papirbredden Career Centre is on the ground floor. The users are at the centre of attention at Papirbredden, while Papirbredden itself is literally in the centre of the town. Whether you arrive by train, bus or choose to cross the river on the new pedestrian bridge, Ypsilon, you will reach your destination in a few minutes.
BI Norwegian School of Management
has become one of the larger Higher Education Institutions in Norway
and one of the largest business school in Europe. Determined to become
a major player in the knowledge economy BI Norwegian School of
Management received, under the auspices of European Foundation for
Management Development (EFMD), the European Quality Label Equis in
1999. (European Quality Improvement System).
BI is eligible for
participation in programs authorized by the US Higher Education Act of
1965. The School is a member of the European Foundation for Management
Development (EFMD). BI Norwegian School of Management employs over 800
people and has about 340 faculty members. Over 80 of Norway´s major
enterprises within industry, trade and services are linked with The
Norwegian School of Management BI through various co-operation
Today the total number of full-time and part-time
students exceeds 18 447. Mostly Norwegians and other Scandinavians, but
with a growing number of international students from all corners of the
The BI faculty holds degrees from American universities
such as Wharton, Yale, M.I.T., Harvard, Case Western and Stanford, from
Swedish schools such as the University of Lund and the Stockholm School
of Economics, and from many European schools such as INSEAD in France,
Hochschule St.Gallen in Switzerland, Universität Stuttgart in Germany
and the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK.