StudyTrondheim is a collaboration between the students, educational institutions, Sit, Trondheim municipality, Trondheim City Council, and the business community, with an aim of making Trondheim an even better city for students. 

The corporations' vision is to make Trondheim the best city for students in the Nordic region.


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The collaboration is working to better the cooperation between its participants, and to create structural permanent changes that will develop Trondheim as a student city. The collaboration is also a facilitator for knowledge and idea development.

Through this collaboration, the participants wish to work for safer and more economical student housing, improved student health, better framework conditions for student volunteers and international students, a more vibrant and attractive city campus, as well as a closer link between the students and the region’s work and business community.

Leader

Ann Marit Longva

+47 918 23 967

Ann.Marit.Longva@Trondheim.Kommune.no

Project Leader

Siri Bjaarstad

+47 959 29 069

siri.bjaarstad@sit.no

Coordinator Sit

Maren Kronlund

+47 469 68 063

Maren.Kronlund@Sit.no

Coordinator VT

Michael Li Stene

+47 950 22 146

Politisk@Velferdstinget.no

Project summerjobs

Better connection between students and the region's work and business - more attractive study city, even in the summer!   

The vast majority of students need to work in the summer and want to get a summer job from early in the study that can provide relevant work experience. At the same time, summer jobs are a great way for businesses to get in touch with students. A summer job can lead to part-time work, task collaboration and is a good starting point for gaining new skills. In order to increase the amount of relevant summer jobs, the region is therefore invited through this project for a felles dugnad.  

Career days have been conducted with special focus on summer jobs, breakfast meetings, advertisements and media articles. A collaboration has also been established with the arbeidsplassen.no to connect the educational institutions' career portals.

Mobility in the student city

Students' Health and Well-Being Survey 2018 shows that only 55% of students are satisfied with the kollektivtilbudet. In addition, we know that the students equally walk or cycle. This is why StudyTrondheim has chosen to focus on mobility in the study city.     

Among other things, we have established a long-awaited shortcut to Dødens dal, created a student night bus service during fadderperioden, conducted a travel habits survey among all the students in Trondheim and worked with Atb for a better bus service during the exam period. In the spring of 2020, we will notice sidewalks with walking prompts in and near the campus and we are working to realize better lighting during the winter when students travel. The project is characterized by extensive cooperation between the Environmental Package, Atb, student organizations, Trondheim municipality, Sit and the educational institutions and others.

"En psykt vanlig uke"

- a positive force for the individual student and the student community.  

"En psykt vanlig uke” is an initiative of the students whose goal is to contribute to increased awareness of psychosocial issues.  

The theme week has been an initiative of the line associations at Gløshaugen, Tyholt and Øya. The students behind the initiative wanted to make this a theme week that includes the entire study city, and has been helped with this through StudyTrondheim. The goal is to ensure sustainable operations and that the initiative will grow and cover all campuses in Trondheim. 

During the week there are a number of events such as speed friending, lectures on mental health, social events, competitions and campaigns with a specific focus. The theme for 2020 is relationships.

National pilot about students well being

StudyTrondheim will carry out a three-year national research project that will lead to increased knowledge of student well-being and what characterizes effective, preventive measures. 

The project will be part of the university community collaboration TRD 3.0 and has the status of national pilot.   The project has received a three-year funding from the Directorate of Health totaling 2, 4 million kr. The network enters with similar efforts over the same period. The startup is in August 2020.

Other activities

Roof over your head

In order to welcome students who have not managed to find accommodation at the start of their studies, Trondheim guarantees “Tak Over Hodet”. This is a collaboration with Scandic Lerkendal where students can stay for a cheap fee until they have found more permanent accommodation.

Info night

The network focuses on inclusion and organizes Info Night twice a year. Here, international students are joined by the fantastic student volunteerism, which has great honor that Trondheim is a truly unique student city.

Student inclusion award

This is an award given by the students in the volunteer group. Here, good examples of inclusion are highlighted. The prize is NOK 20,000, which is earmarked for inclusive measures.
Previous winners are Studenterhytta and the line association Delta.

Student night bus

For many years, it has been a desire of the students to get a night bus service during the weekdays during fadderperioden. This was tested out by StudyTrondheim in 2019, with great success and became a permanent offer for students to come home safely during fadderuka. The measure is in cooperation with Faddervaktordningen.

Studentfrivillightsgruppa

Studentfrivillighetsgruppa is a network group for student volunteers in Trondheim. Here, important topics and common issues that the students want to focus on are highlighted. The group, together with the steering group in StudyTrondheim, decides what the network should work with.
The Student Volunteer Group can also raise important issues for the students to the steering group where all the major players in the study city sit.

Communication and knowledge

StudyTrondheim operates Trondheim.no/student. Here is the target group of potential and new students who want a general intro to what Trondheim has to offer. The network has also made great promotional videos that are shared with anyone who wants to showcase the study city. The network contributes to knowledge of what is a good study city. For example, the report Nordic study cities will publish with SSB in the autumn of 2020.