90’s og 2000’s: NHHS is no longer playing around
The development continued during the next decades. The common denominator for the new additions to NHHS in the 90’s, were first and foremost that they were technology driven, and filled the missing functions in the student union: The IT group, Grapfic NHHS, the Information Comittee, and tv channel K7 Minutter are some examples. In the beginning of 2000, Næringslivsutvalget (NU) took the position is has today as the student association’s most stable source of revenue. The cashier in NHHS is today managing a fortune thanks to Norwegian companies extreme hunger for NHH graduates. The rapid technological developments have led to a further professionalization of the student association. Combined with a rapidly increasing number of students, NHHS now grows in all directions, both in the number of groups and the number of members in each group.
Now, 75 years later, the activity in NHHS is higher than ever. Currently, the association counts 27 comittees and 70 + interest groups. There are somewhere between 1200 and 1800 students in the student association today. All the way from serious groups like Global Economic Perspectives (GEP) and NHH Aid, through a wealth of sports groups such as lacrosse and hockey, to more peculiar clubs – the student association has an offer for each and everyone. The activity is high, and queues are long. Everyone wants to be a part of it. What started out as a handful of guys in a basement 75 years ago, is today a million enterprise with a lot to offer – NHHS is therefore rightly called the most active student association in Norway!
Knut André Karlstad, revised may 2012. Editor of the NHHS anniversary book “Sandkassa”, published in 2011