Map of NHHS
Hover or click on the rooms for more information about the various rooms.
The map is made by Maria Vatnøy, Grafisk NHHS
The Executive Board
PresidentKasper Lie Asdal
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Head of Academic AffairsJonas P. Ludvigsen
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Head of Public AffairsIngrid Stolt-Nielsen
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Head of Corporate RelationsBjørn Bue Kessel
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Head of External AffairsLinn Antonie V. Solheim
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Head of ProjectsHanne Sofie Nygaard
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Head of Internal AffairsIvar Lyngedal
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Head of Financial AffairsMarkus Jullum Ericsson
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Photos: Kristian Sweeney, Foto NHHS
The Board of RepresentativesThe Board of Representatives is the highest elected body in NHHS, and has the superior responsibility for financial control and long-sightedness in the student union. They also act as a control body for The Executive Board and the student union. They have a Chairman, Vice Chairman, and six representatives. In addition, President and Head of Finance in The Executive Board, Controller NHHS, Controller Project and the Internal Auditor have compulsory attendance and a right to speak.
Minutes, agendas and other documents from the Board of Representatives can be found here.
Further supporting documents can be sent upon request.
The responsibilities of the Board of Representatives include:
- Ensure the long-term and overall financial development in NHHS
- Consider and approve larger investments.
- Consider and approve budgets for both subcommittees and project organizations.
- Be the appellate court for The Executive Board in financial and disciplinary matters.
- Approve the asset management in NHHS.
Controller ProjectRuth Søyset Jensen
Controller ProjectMagnus Haug
Erik Brox Wilhelmsen
RepresentativeIngrid Bjørlo Nygaard
RepresentativeMaria Benedicte Færevaag
RepresentativeOle Henrik Etnan
Photos: Fan Ye and Vera Schmidt, Foto NHHS
BacklineBackline Music is a subcommittee in the student union for the booking of artists to concerts, festivals and events at NHH. We also aid other student groups with booking of both Norwegian and international artists. KAKKMADDAFAKKA, CLMD, Fagernes Yatch Klubb, Coucheron, Young Dreams and Lars Vaular are among our most recent bookings. We are the link between the student union and the music industry. For more info and updates, check out our facebook page.
Photo: Julija Firsova, Foto NHHS
Foto NHHSAs indicated by its name, Foto NHHS is the student association’s official photography group, committed to covering all the events organised by NHHS both within and outside of the school. The missions are diverse and include school parties, concerts, student shows, lectures and conferences. In addition, we are the official photographers and photo editors for the school newspaper K7 bulletin. In this regard, we work closely with not only the news group Bulle but also Grafisk NHHS. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned photographer, in Foto NHHS you get the opportunity to learn and practice with some of the best possible equipment on the market. Shooting takes place both inside and outside school, in studio settings as well as social tours with the rest of the committee’s photographers.
Foto NHHS works exclusively for the student union. We also have studio shoots each semester for individual CV photos as well as group shots of school committees. Foto NHHS also works closely with Bergen Challenge, Symposiet and UKEN, providing equipment and custom training whenever needed.
International ComitteeThe main purpose of the International Committee (IC) is to integrate the exchange students with student life at NHH. At any instant, there are 4 board members and a handful of current exchange students directly involved in the planning of our activities. Each semester, we roll out events such as the welcome week, a cabin trip, an international dinner, and various parties. We also ensure that exchange students are updated on social and academic events at the school. We end every semester with our grand Farewell Dinner, which serves to highlight the students’ journey here at NHH.
it.gruppenIt.gruppen NHHS (the IT group of NHHS) is an internal service agency in NHHS. The group was established in 1996 by four members, and has since then grown into a much bigger group consisting of around 30 to 40 members at all time. Our main task is to operate and manage the student association's IT resources in the best possible way. It is also a primary objective for it.gruppen to promote IT knowledge.
We are divided into three sections internally in it.gruppen: The web section, the development section and the system and server section. The web section develops web sites, both for it.gruppen itself and for other groups in NHHS. Furthermore, the development section operates with programming, and also takes on projects at the request of other groups in NHHS. Lastly, the system and server section is working with continuous maintenance and improvement of NHHS’s IT system and resources.
K7 BulletinK7 Bulletin, also known as Bulle, is an independent student newspaper for all students in Bergen. Whether you are a present or former student in Bergen, it is mandatory to read every edition of K7 Bulletin! According to the guidelines, K7 Bulletin are to "publish a student newspaper for all students in Bergen" and "print articles of common interest for students in Bergen". The newspaper is also committed to follow the Ethical Code of Practice for the Norwegian Press, implying that the newspaper is to follow the general principles of journalism. K7 Bulletin is publised six times a semester, usually every other week. The Editorial Board consits of an Editor-in-Chief, a News Editor, a Magazine Editor, a Sports Editor, and an Economics Editor. Together with approximately 20 journalists, Head of Marketing and Managing Director, they consitute the sub committee and newspaper K7 Bulletin. In addition to this, K7 Bulletin generates income to the student union, primarily through advertisement.
The newspaper has a circulation of 3500 newspapers, and is distributed at both the Norwegian School of Economics and several other educational institutions in Bergen. www.k7bulletin.no.
K7 MinutterEver been to a concert in the Aula, seen a video report from NHH, been to a lecture in the Aula, survived FM or been audience at a show or two? Then chances are you've seen some of K7 Minutter’s productions. We’re there to give you the best live images on the screens in the Aula and create video reports about what’s happening in and around the student union at NHH. K7 Minutter is the student union's own video group. We are a cheerful bunch of members engaged in various forms of video and live productions, and always ready for some fun and partying. Our productions are mainly divided into two main parts: the AV system in the Aula and the news division.
AV system: This is our video rig in the Aula at NHH. Through our standard layout of four cameras, two placed at ‘Hylla’, one or two hand-held cameras and at times a camera crane. We work to give you the best experiences of the concerts, the shows or whatever experience at the Aula. Everything is cut directly and displayed on the screens, for all unfortunate to get seats close by the stage. At some occasions we live stream what happens in the Aula to an auditorium and even to Klubben and Campus.
News division: K7 Minutter produce video reports that we be posted on our website. These can be reports from events at school, interviews with small or big personalities or own productions. We also produce promos and mini movies for other groups of the student union. Any member of the student union can also borrow the equipment at our disposal, if they want to make something by themselves. Cameras, lights, tripods and more are available and can be booked via NHHS.no. It is also possible to book time for using our PCs for editing work, as long as this is work for a group of NHHS.
Club and Cultural CommitteeClub and Cultural Committee's main task is to ensure the welfare of NHHS’ members. A lot of work goes in to drive our beloved nightspot, Klubben, and ensure that this continues to be a social meeting place. Just imagine how the studies at NHH would be without social events such as parties and concerts in the evenings. What would the student union have been if we had not had our basement premises? KKU has a large part of the responsibility that we can still boast of having Scandinavia’s perhaps best student environment.
MarkedsgruppenMarkedsgruppen works for giving the student union economic freedom of action and access to resources, as well as giving stud.nhh good student benefits.
Our purpose is to link NHHS up with different companies, both local and national, to create unique collaborations that benefit both stud.nhh and the companies. We are also responsible for maintaining the deals between NHHS and its main partners, providers and other partners.
MEBAThe MEBA Council represents the interests of the international students in the six internationally focused Master of Science programs at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). The council is responsible for over 150 international degree students in the realms of academic affairs, social events and corporate relations. In addition, the Council works on increasing the visibility of NHH internationally and is part of the International Student Union of Norway.
The MEBA Council Board 2016 is a group of students from all over the world eager to work with the NHH community on the internationalization of our institution. Our main goals are the following:
- Establishing a list of best practices within European business schools and collaborate with NHH faculty on the adoption of them
- Increasing collaboration with other committees and groups on shared events to promote integration between Norwegian and international students
- Providing networking opportunities and career guidance to students in Norway and abroad
- Increasing the welfare of our fellow international students
- Promoting the NHH-brand abroad using international events, such as TEDx
We are firmly convinced that all students of NHH can benefit from a higher international recognition of the university abroad. This can be achieved in many ways, among which integration of international students at NHH plays a crucial role.
NHH AidNHH Aid is the humanitarian subcommittee at the Norwegian School of Economics. The Subcommittee consits of committed volunteers who contribute to fundraising throughout the year. The funds are raised for UNICEF's project, Schools for Africa. NHH Aid raises over one million NOK annually, and the money is directed towards education for children and young people in Malawi. All of the money raised goes directly to the project.
In addition to all volunteers, there’s a total of 30 students who are responsible for the planning, implementation, promotion and financing of projects and events for NHH Aid. The subcommittee consists of six group leaders and 24 members of the extended board. The extended board is divided into 5 groups, which is finance, information, market, project and event.
Throughout the year, the subcommittee work on various events and projects. The annual Aid-project is sold each autumn, and is supposed to be something for the students to enjoy. The career day “Karriere med Mening” is held at the beginning of each year and is the result of a collaboration between “Næringslivsutvalget” and NHH Aid. The goal is to introduce the students to ideal organizations, which potentially could be a future employer. NHH Aid engage a group of first year students every autumn, who are appointed to organize “Aksjonsuken”. This is a week filled with activities and fundraising campaigns, and ends off with the spectacular Aula show called “Internaften”. ”Aksjonsuken” accounts for the bulk part of NHH aids revenue every year. Aditionally, events such as Valentines day and a charity race take place in the spring semester.
New students join the subcommittee anually - with new ideas and fresh enthusiasm. NHH Aid stribes to find new and innovative ways to raise money, whilst also hosting social activities for students. NHH Aid’s goal is also to create awareness and encouragement amongst the students.
Career with Meaning - enrollment for organizations, for more information see here.
UN internship - deadline March 6, for more information see here.
NHHIThe Sports association of NHH, NHHI consists of more than 1100 students within a wide range of sports, both traditional and untraditional. The Sports Association is constantly growing; and today there is 49 individual teams within 30 different sports disciplines.
The Board of NHHI is facilitating for great sports- and social possibilities at NHH. Throughout the year, the Board arranges several events such as NHHI Kick-off, sports day in the welcome week and the annual "Merinobakkeløpet".
NHHS ConsultingNHHS Consulting AS is an student consulting firm at NHH Norwegian School of Economics. We deliver consulting services to public and private clients, as well as offering students unique opportunities for professional and personal development during their studies. Our vision is to offer our clients high quality services, in addition to being a learning platform for students at NHH interested in the consulting profession. Having participated in consulting projects through NHHS Consulting will be a significant advantage to the career of our student consultants. We are always looking for talented and motivated students who are curious about the consulting industry.
The Business CommitteeThe Business Committee is a part of the Student Union at NHH and is responsible for relations between the students at NHH and the business community. The Business Committee arranges a series of recruitment activities throughout the semesters like career fairs and company presentations. We also support companies with announcement of positions through a newsletter and website. Presentations are held continuously on campus or externally, often combined with stands and other activities.
Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact The Business Committee.
The Promotion CommitteeThe Promotion Committee was established in 2009 and has since grown to around 30 active members each semester. The Promotion Committee has a wide spectrum of responsibilities in the student union. Among some of our tasks are recruitment, flow of information, student democracy, external promotion and sale of advertisements.
What we do:
- Arrange the recruitment week, the general assembly, and student elections.
- Editor of nhhs.no and the plasma screens.
- Publication of the welcome to NHHS booklet, general assembly booklet and also the student election magazine.
- Development and sales of promotional material such as the NHHS sweater, NHHS thermos and the NHHS umbrella.
RegnskapsgruppenThe Accounting Group (RG) is the finance department in our student union. Our work involves financial management in a highly active student organization, and we use business relevant systems and procedures. Our primary task is to maintain control over all economic activity, as well as more specific tasks such as invoicing, payroll, journal entries in accounting, remittance and assistance when needed for financial information.
Questions regarding economic activity may be directed to different parts of the group for what it may concern.
Guide for financial officers in NHHS:
- Invoice: Sends out invoices and checks outstanding items.
- Salary: Everything that goes into wages paid by NHHS directed towards payroll department.
- Payouts: Payouts are made primarily once a week and questions regarding this is directed to current groups delegated member, or the manager of RG.
- Guides: Questions regarding guidelines can be addressed to the person responsible for the current group in RG.
- Bank Reconciliation: Control of entries and corrections is to be held every other month
- Questions about corrections can be directed to the person responsible.
- Other inquiries may be addressed to the manager.
Studentpolitisk Utvalg NHHSStudentpolitisk Utvalg (SPU) er et partipolitisk nøytralt underutvalg som skal ivareta NHH-studentenes politiske interesser lokalt og nasjonalt. Lokalt representerer vi NHHS i Velferdstinget Vest, nasjonalt er vi et lokallag i Norsk Studentorganisasjon (NSO) og arbeider for økt studentvelferd. Vår oppgave er også å øke det politiske engasjementet ved skolen, noe vi gjør ved å arrangere ulike spennende politiske debatter og kurs. Vi har også god tradisjon for semesterlige studieturer.
StafkomRelay Committee (Stafkom) is responsible for the arrangement of the "Bergens Bane Løpet (BBL)". BBL is an annual relay race held every spring semester from Oslo-Bergen or Bergen-Oslo. BBL is organized in collaboration with BI Nydalen. The race has great support among students and is an event where both the sport and the social is in focus. Throughout the year Stafkom organizes run trainings twice a week, both as training for the relay, but also as an athletically offer to students. The training is open to all and consists of intervals on Tuesdays and quiet long runs on Thursdays. After training there is distribution of juice, biscuits and bananas, and we organize free supper including good bread, toppings, buns and chocolate milk once a month.
Training Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday from 6:15 p.m. (*) - Attendance at the student entrance.
* In the examination period the training hours are changed to 7:15 p.m. so that students can exploit the days maximum.
Teknisk GruppeDo you have a shining engagement for cultural events? Do you feel the rhythm the music comes on? Want to see what happens "behind the scenes" at concerts and show? Then Technical Group (TG) is the place for you!
Technical Group (TG) is a NHHS subcommittee that works with lights and sound. TG has about 25 active members. We have our own room in the basement and own band. We help to create events organized by NHHS, such as concerts, shows, conferences and revues. We are also responsible for lending and the general operations of NHHS’ technical sound and light equipment. Our equipment is of the highest standard – a standard similar to what you will found in professional places of the cultural life.
In TG you get the opportunity to learn about sound or light, and setting up concerts, shows and conferences. In addition, you get a super group of friends! Experience is not required, and you will get the necessary training with us. The most important is that you are eager to learn and bring a positive attitude. The opportunities to learn and develop are great as you get to develop your skills on professional equipment. If you have either an interest in sound or light, have the desire to learn something new during your studies, or simply want to be involved in creating shows and concert at school, TG is the place for you.
Our room in the basement is located in “Campus” and is used for breaks, lunches, Wednesday meetings and NHHS parties. TG-band performs on different show during the semester such as “Internaften” and “Ufagsaften”. We are a social group that care about a positive, social environment. We take part in major events at NHHS and we also arrange our own social events, like a cabin trips and Christmas parties. In autumn 2016 we celebrate our 30th anniversary.
Our booking deadline is the Wednesday before the Wednesday before the event.
The Student CommitteeWe on the Student Committee are a group of committed students from all classes, whom are actively engaged to improve every day life for NHH students.
All our members represent the students on different boards and committees in the administration. We work on a daily basis with the head of faculty, institute leaders and the principle to lay out long term strategies, but also work on smaller cases. We also have smaller groups Internally who focuses on improving the mental health of our students, find ways to use digital tools in our education, and how to implement science of education in the way our subjects are conducted.
Each class has their own representatives from the Student Committee. They have a particular responsibility for the subjects in their year. This involve conducting the Mid Term Evaluation, where the students are invited to give feedback on their subjects. Those opinions later are passed on to the lecturers by the representatives. They are also the go-to-person for the students on those particular years if they have any question or trouble regarding the school.
We also have an award for lecturers who has shown particular excellence. The Bronsesvampen is a prestigious award which demand that the lecturer has shown commitment, has innovative educational skills and has the ability to connect what is taught in the classrooms to the real world.
On top of being an organization which actively work with the administration, we also have social events throughout the semester such as parties, cabin trips and taco nights.
If you wish to contact us with what is on your mind, you can find us at: facebook or contact the board board directly.
ØkonomiformidlingenØkonomiformidlingen offers free financial advice concerning personal finances. Our main focus is the area surrounding Bergen city, but we also offer help over phone or e-mail. We work towards increasing financial awareness by establishing ourselves as a professional and visible actor in the region. In addition to our financial advice service, we also do preventive work by improving attitudes towards personal finance by holding talks in high school classes. We wish to convey our message through media and as such, we write regular columns about personal finance in the school newspaper. The staff at Økonomiformidlingen consists of around 20 engaged students that has taken on a challenging task: to help people out of financial distress. We also wish to have a low threshold for assistance to make sure people with less comprehensive concerns regarding their personal finances also gets help. Our advisors gets valuable experience by expressing their message in an easy and understandable way and gets to acquire more knowledge about problems related to personal finances. Our organizations work is well received by both private and public actors, all of which believes we have a bright future.
Project organizationsNHHS has three subcommittees which differs slightly from the others: UKEN, Bergen Challenge and the NHH Symposium. UKEN and the NHH Symposium are project organizations that arrange an event in the spring of respectively even and odd-numbered years, while Bergen Challenge organizes a student sports festival in the autumn in odd-numbered years.
UKEN in BergenUKEN is western Norway’s second largest culture festival and is held every other year mainly by students at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. 17 days will be filled with revues, concerts, shows in the Aula, world record attempts and much more. Even though UKEN primarily is held by NHH students, UKEN is a festival for all of Bergen, all of Norway, for all of the world, where everyone can find something that suits them.
Central to UKEN is the UKErevue. Every UKEN we set the stage for our own show, which has won the national prize several times over the years. UKEN has a tradition for revues that has roots stretching back to 1947, with many famous artists starting their career here, such as Jo Nesbø and Raske Menn.
Concerts are also a big part of UKEN and the UKENtent and the Aula have hosted big names, such as Travis, Turboneger, Belle & Sebastian, The Cardigans, Jason Mraz, 50 Cent, The White Stripes, Kygo, Klingande, Backstreet Boys, Kaizers Orchestra, Veronica Maggio og Tiesto.
Although the revue and the concerts are what most people associate with UKEN, it is so much more. The child’s day, the elderly’s day, world record attempts, the Bergen action, Aula shows, stand-up, courses, business days – and much more. Three weeks of experiences for old and young makes UKEN a culture happening you can’t miss!
Bergen ChallengeBergen Challenge (BC) has the ambition of being Norways largest and best student-athletics festival and is arranged by approximately 400 volunteer students from NHH. Last year BC gathered over 2000 participants from all over Norway to compete in 14 different sports. The festival takes place in October this year, and the preparations have begun.
NHH SymposiumThe NHH Symposium is Northern Europe’s largest conference entirely arranged by students. The conference has been arranged every other year since 1983, and we are proud to say that we have hosted many sophisticated guests over the years. Former speakers include Edward Heath, Henry Kissinger, Anita Roddick, Michael Porter, Samuel DiPiazza, Robin Fraser, Jeffrey D. Sachs, HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, different Prime Ministers of Norway and Sweden, different ministers, and leading CEO’s from the Scandinavian business life. We invite distinguished speakers to join us for two days of speeches, debates, workshops and other creative concepts. There will be around 400 participants on the conference, consisting of Norwegian and international politicians, scholars, culture professionals and business leaders.
More than 300 devoted students make this biennial conference possible through voluntary, but inspiring hours of hard work. This is one of the factors that make the NHH Symposium unique. The whole school stops all lecturing activities for two days, and the buildings are completely re- made to a full scale conference arena. The NHH Symposium has been a preferred and admired conference discussing economic and social challenges for over 30 years.
Welcome to the NHH Symposium, the perfect venue for business professionals and students.
AIESECAIESEC offers voluntary and paid internships up to 126 different countries. With over 86,000 members, AIESEC represents the world's largest student-run organization with collaborators in all continents. NHH was one of the seven universities that started up the organization, and has actively engaged students at NHH since 1948. The members have brought with them valuable experience through promotion, consulting and sales. We have a large network, and provides a platform for the development of future leaders. Throughout the year, the members is participating in several national and international conferences, where leadership skills and teamwork are in the centre.
AIESEC NHH currently consists of 25 members in total, and members work within three fields. Outgoing Exchange, where members give the students at the school the opportunity to travel on unique and customized internships, a trip from 6 weeks to 18 months. Incoming Exchange, where members contact businesses in Bergen and assists them by recruiting international talent. The Marketing Group helps with promotion at NHH and high schools in the Bergen area.
NHHS ArtemNHHS Artem is an open interest group for the connoisseurs of art at NHH. NHHS Artem wishes to introduce stud.NHH to the most exciting of what Bergen has to offer through a wide spectrum of art-related events. No prior knowledge needed! We are a social group that like to discuss, paint and analyze art.
CEMS Club BergenThe goal of the CEMS Club Bergen is creating the best experience for our home and visiting students! CEMSies are truly citizens of the world – dynamic, multicultural, open-minded students with the highest professional standards. Our club supports sustainability through socially contributing and educational events, so we know how to have fun while doing good! We highly appreciate the ties with the partnering companies, so we practice communication and networking with the business world during the corporate relations events! CEMS semester at NHH is full of social gatherings, rotational dinners with the best companies and a unique atmosphere of multinational unification and support.
Students attending the Master of Science (MSc) program at NHH are eligible to apply for admission into the CEMS MIM program. CEMS is an alliance of 31 world-class academic institutions, 75 leading multinational companies and six NGOs. Only one school from each country is awarded partnership and NHH joined the network in 1992.
Welcome to our CEMSational family!
DGVDGV is a group related to Direksjonsmusikken. DGV stands for "Direksjonsmusikken's Old Friends" (translation) and is a group created in 1968 for friends of Direksjonsmusikken's members. DGV's main task is to assist with labor, good company at practices, parties, tours and other formal and informal settings. The group therefore has no ordinary recruitments, but is a group open to those whom, like Dirmus, love beer and brass music. And otherwise would be driven waffle makers.
EconaEcona's student group at NHH offers a wide range of academic and social events throughout the school year. As a member of Econa you have the opportunity to build networks and meet other economics students at several events hosted by us. In addition to these events, Econa also offers a number of different membership benefits.
NHHS FintechNHHS FinTech was born in 2018 with the aim to inspire, educate and accelerate entrepreneurial-minded students willing to gain an insight into financial technology environment. We are here to promote new technologies, awareness and knowledge about the newest trends among students, as well as to provide a safe learning environment. Our goal is to promote and support emerging technologies in the fields of finance, business and economics. NHHS FinTech is intended to be a platform to develop ideas, build teams and exchange experience among students.
We organize keynotes and workshops with guest speakers from Norwegian and international FinTech environment as well as peer-to-peer training for programming and robotics throughout the academic year. Our members have a priority for event registrations and can participate in our social events as well as internal project groups focused on knowledge exchange.
Our members are ambitious students, curious about future and open for new perspectives. And so is our strategy! NHHS FinTech is not primarily about technology. First of all, it is about people.
Global Economic PerspectivesGlobal Economic Perspectives has a vision to create an expansive, multi-cultural network of responsible and aware future leaders who are enablers of positive change. Global Economic Perspectives strives for increased awareness on social, political, and economic issues among members of the student body. Through debates and conferences, GEP seeks to focus on, and create, a forum for dialogue and knowledge exchange.
Investeringsklubben NHHSInvesteringsklubben NHHS is a student run investment fund. IKNHHS is administrated by Børsklubben, and has approximately 1 800 000 NOK under management. All activities are based on volunteer work and costs are covered by IKNHHS’ sponsors. The aim of IKNHHS is to broaden the understanding and knowledge wihtin the field of finance among the university’s students. Since 2006 Investeringsklubben has delivered solid returns for investors.
Lurken SkilagLurken Skiteam was founded in 1989 for students who love skiing, outdoors, nice cabin trips and a cold beer after a long day outdoor. There are usually no requirements for skills or experience on our trips. Our goal is to spread the joy of skiing and being outdoor for all tour participants and stud.nhh. Annually we arrange a hiking trip during the fall and a trip to the alps during the winter. We also arrange smaller trips around the area in Bergen, for example cross country, alpine and back country skiing. We look forward to your participation!
Network of Innovation Management and Strategy NHHSNIMS, Network of Innovation Management and Strategy, was born in 2015 with the aim of being a cross-boundary organization that connects aspiring students of top tier business schools in the field of innovation and strategy. We are currently established in four academic institutions, namely NHH, Bocconi, CBS and WU.
Our teams across Europe organize conferences, workshops, keynotes, panel discussions and get-togethers with innovation-driven companies. By doing so, we are not only interacting with our local NIMS team, but also seizing the opportunity to work with our peers across borders. Our yearly highlight are the Discovery Days, an occasion for all NIMS branches to gather and to network with partner companies. Our mission at NHH is creating a network of academics, students and professionals in the field of innovation and new business development. We are devoted to fostering a diverse professional and personal network to succeed in an increasingly complex business world.
NHHS APArbeiderpartiets studenter NHHS is the Norwegian Labour Party’s student organization at NHH. The group will work towards a world of freedom, equality and solidarity. Our main policy areas include welfare, environment and businesses. Members are asked to have a membership with either a social democratic party, youth organization, or trade union equivalent to The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions. All are welcome!
NHHS Ballroom DancingSpring 2018 marks the beginning of NHHS Ballroom Dancing. The aim is to gather students from NHH who wishes to learn, maintain and/or teach different styles of partner dances. We are focusing on the ten standard and latin dance styles, in addition to Salsa and Swing. Forwards we will have to types of events: closed workouts for the group’s members, and open workshops for all of the school’s students.
NHHS Case ClubThe purpose of NHHS Case Club is to be a group for NHH-students interested in learning about and competing in case competitions on an international level. We want to turn NHH into an internationally recognized case school, and become Norway’s foremost learning arena for business cases. Our long-term goal is winning a so-called “Champions Trophy”, a case competition in New Zealand to which you can only be invited if you have won an international case competition the year before.
NHHS EnergiNHHS Energi is an interest group that is part of the students' association at the Norwegian School of Economics, NHHS (Norges Handelshøyskole Studentforening).
We aim to educate fellow students about current topics in the energy industry as well as bridge between our academic institution NHH and the energy industry in Norway, Europe and around the world. To achieve these goals, we arrange conferences and talks with leaders and experienced people from the industry and go on excursions, all of which aim to serve NHH students in general, and NHHS Energi members in particular, as professional meeting points.
NHHS FrueklubbenNHHS Frueklubben is a girls club which was founded in autumn 2014. Today there are 15 members in the group. The girls meet twice a month to share their passion for cupcakes, baking, knitting, sewing and other creative activities. NHHS Frueklubben is also to be found on Instagram, Facebook and our blogg where they share creative tips and recipes.
NHHS OppturNHHS Opptur was established in the fall of 2011, and is a group consisting of about 30 girls who enjoy hiking in the beautiful mountain areas around Bergen. Our sprit is that hiking is a great way to work out. However, it is important to point out that we primarily associate hikes with joy and fun. Every Sunday at 13 pm, we meet up for a nice and calm hike. Also, we arrange pre drinks before student galas, dinner parties with other student associations and several other social events. NHHS Opptur has admission each autumn, and we seek positive-minded girls with charisma and commitment.
NHHS SeilingNHHS Seiling is the group for everyone interested in sailing, boats an the sea. NHHS Seiling owns an Albin Express and holds weekly sailing sessions. BIS (BI) and BSI (Bergen Uni) are sailing the same class, and we intend to arrange monthly student regattas and create a solid student sailing community in Bergen. The members are of all levels in sailing and we take in new members once every semester.
Skipsfart- og TransportgruppenThe Shipping and Transportation Group (STG) was formed in 1966 and is a interest group run by and for students. STGs main purpose is to increase the interest for shipping and shipping-related subjects among students at NHH and other educational institutions. This means that STG arrange regularly popular lectures with speakers from businesses, company visits, field trips to Norway and abroad, and Shipping ABC which is a brief introduction to the shipping industry. STG also organizing a subgroup which is in charge to hoste a shipping conference at NHH every second year, called Bergen Shipping Conference.
Start NHHStart NHH promotes innovation and entrepreneurship among students at NHH and other educational institutions in Bergen. We want to show students all the opportunities that exist by spreading knowledge and motivation and help them fulfill their entrepreneurial dream.
The organization organizes several events throughout the year, which include everything from light entertainment to academic activities. We invite famous entrepreneurs and innovative companies to share their stories, we have an event that focuses on female entrepreneurship, and we offer students and enterprises our help outgrowing their startup phase. Start NHH also organizes the Venture Cup business plan competition in Bergen.
Since the organization started in 2001 it has grown to be a diverse group of students from NHH. Our members are passionate about innovation and are working to spread knowledge about innovation and entrepreneurship in the student communities in Bergen.
Big Business BandBig Business Band is the big band at NHH. BBB was founded in 1984, and consists of about 20 active members. Common to us all is our interest in big band music and beer from the city of Drammen.
We consider ourselves to be the musical center at the Norwegian School of Economics, and we are constantly working to improve. Therefore, we have hired a professional instructor from the jazz scene in Bergen to lead us. At dance gigs, BBB is a fairly traditional big band. However, we also embrace modern music in our repertoire, in supplement to the common swing standards. We gladly challenge ourselves in the genres of funk, rock and Latin - always with great dedication.
We are also a highly sociable group, who have a lot of fun together. You’ll find us furthest down the corridors in the Basement, in our room called Kammerset. Rumor has it that the parties here last longer than anywhere else at NHH...!
DireksjonsmusikkenDireksjonsmusikken’s flamboyant tonal escapades and comedial showmanship, along with an extensive cultural heritage, makes for one of NHH’s most unique phenomena. Many have started their path toward cultural excellence earning their stars in this magnificent organization. The group is one of the oldest cultural institutions at NHH, dating back to 1963.
Entering the ranks of Direksjonsmusikken is not an easy feat, and to be applicable one must retain a faculty for musicality, sense of rhythm or attention-seeking, along with a propensity for joviality.
eXtravadanceeXtravadance is NHH’s dance group! We are 20 girls with experience with a variety of dance styles, such as classic ballet, jazz, modern dance, hip hop, showdance freestyle and latino. The founders of eXtravadance, Heidi Reinholdt and Marit Halvorsen, had been rocking the dancefloor at “Klubben” for several years, but wanted their own group. They established eXtravadance in 2000, and today you find all the girls at Babys Corner - our very own pink room in “Kjelleren”. Together with NHH’s choir and band, we lift every show to a higher level! In addition to internal performances at NHH, we also perform for companies and others. The girls in eXtravadance spread joy and express feelings through dance, which makes us the perfect entertainment at conferences, holiday parties and other arrangements.
NHHS VaktkorpsetNHHS Vaktkorpset (VK) is an organization of professional security guards and ran by students at NHH. We provide safety and security services for payment, primarily at the school.
Many people will find that the members of VK have different faces to offer, not only the one of a public organization. We can be playful, sporty, serious, and at times you can be lucky enough to experience the face that is being saved to when we join the party our self.
VK is also a very social group with its own room in Kjelleren called “Sjarken”. We are a genuine group that spends a lot of time here, both to hang out or to throw bigger parties. Throughout the year we arrange group trainings, tournaments and courses, and socializing with other groups from the school.
NHHI All-IdrettHere at NHHI All-Idrett, we are more than 30 students whose dreams of being sports stars were shelved a long time ago. From kids who just got into NHH to those who really should have finished their master thesis by now – there is room for everyone. We gather twice a week to play ball games. Mostly inside Lehmkuhl, but there is a slight chance we will go outside if the sun shines brightly enough.
On account of our name, we also challenge the other teams at the school to matches of varying degree of seriousness. The social aspect is as important as the result, but it would not be an exaggeration to say that we do not like to lose. As a member of NHHI All-Idrett, there is no such thing as being too competitive.
If you are a social person who likes sports, this is probably the group for you. Practices with an abundance of fun, exciting challenges and an extremely great team spirit basically defines NHHI All-Idrett.
NHHI Amerikansk FotballNHHI American Football is the team that tests your smarts, willpower and physical strength, all in one sport. The team has practices throughout the semester and compete in the national student division. We also have a host of social events every semester. We focus on athletic capabilities and potential during our tryouts. You’re are welcome to become a part of NHHI American Football regardless of your height, weight, speed or strength. You just need to be a little bit crazy. See you at the tryouts!
NHHI BadmintonNHHI Badminton was established in 2013, and consists of approximately 25 sporty members, both boys and girls. We have practice hours once a week, and also organize various social events during the semester. We have tryouts on a regular basis - more information on this can be found on our Facebook page. Some of our members also participate in Bergen Challenge.
NHHI BaseballNHHI Baseball is the school's baseball team. We practice twice a week and regularly play tournaments and matches against other Norwegian baseball teams. We've had exchange students play for us every year since our inception, and we welcome all baseball players to our yearly tryout in August. If you missed our tryout, or have any other questions, don't hesitate to shoot us a message on our Facebook page!
NHHI BasketjenterNHHI Basketjenter is a group of sporty basketball girls who enjoy having fun both on and off the court. We practice basketball once a week, and meet occasionally for a party. Our practices consist of both playing basketball and other things such as technique training with shooting and ball handling. We are an including team of both experienced and unexperienced players. It is important for us that our players love the sport and are motivated to learn. Earlier we have played in the 2.div series for women in Bergen, which we have a goal of doing again. We have also participated in both Studentlekene in Trondheim and Bergen Challenge, the last one where we won the tournament in 2014. Please follow us on Facebook for updates.
NHHI BordtennisNHHI Bordtennis is a social and inclusive sports club. Table tennis enthusiasts of all skill levels, years of study and gender are welcome. The club community is characterized by competition in a friendly environment. This entails in-club tournaments and ranking matches, as well as participation in public settings such as Bergen Challenge. Besides our training, we also have social events.
NHHI CroquetNHHI Croquet was founded in 2009 and is NHH's men's team in croquet. The team is exercising regularly on Koengen under the premise that the sun is shining and the temperature is comfortable. In spite of some very good sporting achievements at national level among the boys, there is also a strong focus on a sense of solidarity with many gatherings throughout the year. NHHI Croquet can be found on both Facebook and Instagra, respectively under the names "NHHI Croquet" and "nhhicroquet".
NHHI CheerNHHI Cheer was established in 2014 by a group of enthusiastic girls who wanted to add something new to the school’s long list of athletic teams. We have since then done everything from choreography to stunting, and we are now working on improving our athletic skills. We focus just as much on the social part of the team as the athletic part, and therefore arrange a lot of enjoyable activities outside of practice. During the welcome-week at NHH participate in the big event called ”Sveiseaften”, and we have tryouts in the beginning of every fall semester. We wish all girls welcome!
NHH FK 1NHH-FK1 is the school's first team in football (soccer). We have 2-3 training sessions a week, and play on level 5 in the Norwegian league system. Our goal is to qualify for Norwegian FA-cup every year. The team consists of 20-25 players from both bachelors and masters, wanting to continue with football at hobby level through the studies. Everyone is welcome to try-outs, which will take place at the start of the semester. You can find more information about the team on our website. If you have any questions feel free to contact.
NHHI FotballrypeneNHHI fotballrypene was founded the 1st September 2006, and is with that proudly considered the University´s oldest female football team. We are an active group of girls with both former and new footballheroes. As of today, we have around 25 participating members representing all class-years at NHH. We play football together twice a week outside at Stemmemyren and during the winter we make our way into Lehmkulhallen, where we play futsal. Throughout the year, from April until November, we take part in the county´s (Hordaland) 7-aside football league for women. We also participate in several tournaments like for instance Bergen Challenge, the Studentgames in Trondheim as well as The Student Championship in Sogndal. Together with participating in tournaments, we also arrange our own annual futsal-tournament for female futsal-and footballteams in Bergen. Furthermore we are a sociable group of girls who enjoy spending time together and being social off the pitch is one of our main priorities, in other words we have the best of both worlds.
NHHI FutsaljenterNHHI Futsaljenter was established in 2013 and is the only female futsal team at NHH. The team consists of an enthusiastic group of retired football players from all five years. We have a good sporting focus, as we at the same time are a happy group of players both on and off the football pitch.
We practice once a week in Lehmkuhlhallen and we participate in a Futsal league during the winter. This year’s biggest happening will be Bergen Challenge on home ground. Outside the football pitch we meet up for different social gatherings. The social aspect at our team is at least as important as the sporting focus.
NHHI FutsalNHHI Futsal is the student union’s oldest and best futsal team. We are about 20 players who train two times a week in Lehkmkuhlhallen by the school. We won the student championship of futsal in 2010, 2012 and 2014, and played the following summers in the European student championship in Croatia, Malaga, Rotterdam and last years’ tournament in Poznan. We are currently playing at the second highest level in Norway. We are just as much concerned with the social environment as with athletic achievements. Our goal is to keep our position in the league, and win the student championship of 2016, while we maintain the good environment within our team!
NHHI GolfNHHI GOLF is a social group that consists of golfers of all levels. The group has both male and female students, and currently has about 40 members. NHHI GOLF organizes weekly trainings where we in the summer either do 18 holes on a course or hone our technique on the driving range. In winter we stay on edge either through golf simulators or by a trip abroad for a few rounds of golf in warmer countries.
Besides trainings we also have social happenings throughout the year. Parties, internal tournaments and most notably an annual tournament where we defend NHH honor against UiB Juridiske Golfklubb and BI GOLF.
NHHI Innebandy DamerNHHI innebandy damer» is a women’s floorball team. We are 30 girls from different classes, both bachelor- and masterlevel. We have practice once a week, in addition to matches against other local teams. Most of us have no previous experience with floorball, and face a steep learning curve. In addition to athletic activities, we also have many social gatherings throughout the year, and have a lot of fun together. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us through our Facebook-site.
NHHI Innebandy HerrerNHHI Floorball is one of the school’s oldest sports teams, founded in 1995. We are today approximately 40 members divided into two teams, both playing in the national series. Throughout the years we have numerous championships in the lower divisions and are aiming to continue doing so. Furthermore, we value the combination of sports and social interactions, with several social activities throughout the year. For more information or other inquiries please contact us on our Facebook page.
NHHI Klatre- og TindeklubbThe strongest sports team at the school is the climbing team consisting of both girls and boys. We come together about twice a week to climb and we are a open group, so feel free to join in. Normally we climb at Lehmkuhl, but we also go to town for bouldering. When the weather is good we go climbing outdoor and often combined with a couple of beers and BBQ.
NHHI LangrennNHHI Langrenn is an open sports group for boys and girls that are interested in cross-country skiing. We usually have one training session during the week, mainly on Sundays, either skiing, running or rollerskiiing. We also arrange some trips during the year to a cabin for some extra skiing or just running in the mountains, which is open for those who would like to join us. We participate in some competitions around Norway, where Skarverennet is the highlight of the year, which take place at the end of the season. The team is open for everyone, so the only thing you need is the joy of training with other likeminded people, and the equipment if necessary. We also have our own skiing clothes that everybody is welcome to order, regardless whether you want to participate on our trainings or not. Follow us at Instagram and Facebook for updates :)
FK LekestueThe fall of 2014. Some lads started what would eventually become this school’s best* football team, namely NHHI Lekestue FK. There are many football teams at NHH, but we felt it needed at least one more.
In an increasingly cynical world, far too many people forget an exceptionally important aspect of the game: The playfulness, that which made us fall in love with football. As a member of Lekestue FK, you promise never to be among those who forget.
At the moment and, let’s be honest, probably for the foreseeable future, we play around in the 2nd division of Hordaland’s 7-a-side football league. Luckily, the sport itself is just one part of your life as a playmate – the social aspect stands equal to it. Science shows that if you like Champions League and beer, chances are you belong with us.
Are you a washed up has-been, a shining star or something in between? It doesn’t really matter. Just show up at tryouts, we arrange them at the start of every fall semester. Information about this can be found on our Facebook page.
*According to survey answered by our players
NHHI LøkkefotballNHHI Løkkefotball was founded in 2014. Unlike the other football teams in NHHI, we play our matches with only seven players on the field. We practice once a week at Stemmemyren. In 2015, we participated in our first ever official league, facing the teams of different companies around Bergen. In 2016 we are also playing a internal tournament in NHHI. In addition to actual playing, we regularly gather for social arrangements, topping it off with an annual trip abroad.
NHHI MotbakkeNHHI Motbakke was founded in 2009 by a group of happy and cheerful guys who saw the need for a low-threshold running society where social togetherness, waffles and frosty Hansa-beers were absolutely essential! We meet outside the University every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the whole semester to climb selected mountaintops, running in an adjusted tempo. Once we reach the top we tend to enjoy a lovely beer – and every so often we meet afterwards for waffles and pleasant conversations.
You’ll see us in and around Bergen in our strapping blue training suits. Otherwise you can find us at every “Aulafest” where we proudly present our wine-red dress uniforms. Every autumn we arrange several events including the “Smurfefest” and a Christmas ale-tasting happening. Throughout the spring semester we also arrange events such as “rakfisklag”, a trip abroad, as well as our annual celebration of the “international waffle day” on March 25th, enjoyed by all NHH students.
Presently the group is comprised of 30 high-spirited boys from all classes and years at NHH who enjoy nice and easy jogging as well as being part of a larger social network at the University. There are no requirements in terms of physical fitness as a wide smile and a good mood is more than enough!
NHHI OktagonNHHI Oktagon is the women´s rowing team at NHH, founded in 2008.
In Oktagon we are 25 women who always have fun together, while exercising as well as having social events. Oktagon consists of women who have a team spirit and great commitment to the team. We have two workouts a week – one rowing practice and one additional workout. The social aspect of our team culture is valued highly, and we get together for parties, dinners or hiking trips as often as possible.
In the fall we travel as a team either to a cabin close to Bergen or at “Blåtur”(a surprise-trip). The student regatta arranged in Bergen is one of our main activities during the spring. Oktagon can be summarized in three words: teamwork, engagement, joy and friendship.
NHHI ParkettguttaNHHI Parkettgutta is a futsal team for male students. We were founded on February 18, 2010, with the purpose of creating a community with both an athletic and a social aspect. The team currently consists of a student body of close to 30 active players. We practice twice a week in Lehmkuhlhallen and compete in tournaments in the Bergen area. A salient feature of Parkettgutta is the unique “wardrobe culture”, which among other things is maintained by important positions regarding the distribution of soap, and our own custom made towels. At social events at NHH a Parkettgutta player is easy to recognize with his gala attire, consisting of a tailored blazer and orange cravat. Life always smiles for a Parkettgutta player!
NHHI PétanqueLovely evenings in the park during romantic sunsets playing the French national sport Pétanque. Dress Code: Smart. Jacket and bow tie for men preferred. All students welcome for an intense game and social happenings!
NHHI Racket ClubNHHI Racket Club is a tennis team at the Norwegian School of Economics. We play twice a week at Bergen Racketsenter in Fyllingsdalen. The team’s focus is both on and off the court and we arranging various social events in addition to the weekly practices.
No prior skills are required!
NHHI SoftballNHHI Softball was founded in 2006 and is the school's oldest sports team for girls. Today, we are 25 happy and sporty girls on the team. Softball can be considered the female version of baseball, and we have one practice a week in Lehmkuhlhallen. With that said, there are no requirements for prerequisites to join the team. We have an equal focus on having fun outside the field as on the field, and therefore have many different social events each semester. We also arrange “Sveiseaften” for new students during the welcome week, where we go by the name “Russejenter”.
NHHI SquashNHHI Squash consists of 24 players spread over all age cohorts. We play internal series where a group system with four divisions ensures that everyone gets good matching, regardless of skill level. The training takes place in Lehmkulhallen.
NHHI SvømmejenteneNHHI Svømmejentene is a group of girls with a passion for swimming. When we are not in the swimming pool, we also love being social and have many different events every semester. The team was started in 2015 and is the only all-girls swimming team in NHHI. Ever since the beginning we have grown into a large and active team who train once a week at Studentsenteret in the city centre of Bergen. Every autumn semester we have admissions, and we hope to see every girl who loves a dip in the pool.
NHHI SykkelThe cycling team at NHH, NHHI Sykkel, is open to all students and consists of 15 active members. We weekly organize trainings throughout the semester. Beside the weekly training sessions we also participate in races, travels to Mallorca on training camp and arrange social activities.
NHHI UltimateNHHI Ultimate is a sports club which has a social focus with a sporty frame. We consist of about 30 active members with practices once a week. The ultimate-community in Bergen is relatively limited, but we annually host the third round in the Norwegian Ultimate-series. This means we offer play at national level, with big goals for the team. Here we have repeatedly achieved podium. We require no prior knowledge to the sport and offer our members both social events and sporting progression.
NHHI Volleyball GirlsNHHI Volleyball Girls meet once a week to play the sport we love. In addition to practices, we participate in tournaments during the semester. Spring semester 2015 we participated partly Student Games in Trondheim and was very pleased to get to semifinal and defended the title from SL Bergen Challenge from the last semester. Otherwise, we often take part in mix tournaments. Off the field we get together for a tapasevening, a vors or a joint event with volleyball boys.
NHHI Tennis MenNHHI Tennis Men is a tennis team consisting of 17 previously active players. We meet up two times a week to play at Bergen Tennis Arena. In addition to the two weekly trainings we arrange a tennis tournament open for everyone at school each semester, go on trips and have various social gatherings with the schools tennis team for ladies.
NHHI Tennis girlsNHHI Tennis girls is a sports team for female students who want to play tennis and be part of a social network at NHH. We are 22 active members who play together once a week at Slettebakken tennis court, outside the city centre. In addition to one weekly practice, we also arrange a school championship every semester together with the NHHI Tennis men's team. This school championship is open for all students at NHH. We are a very social team and have therefore often arranged tennis trips to Spain, fun weekends at Geilo, as well as other social events before school events at NHH.
NHHI Tiki-TakaNHHI Tiki-Taka is a 7-a-side football team for men. We play matches regularly in addition to training once a week. We play football because we love it and we value motivation higher than skills. We skip the conditioning and focus on playing in our trainings. If you would like to play football besides your studies at NHH, but do not want to commit to multiple trainings a week or long bus rides to play away games, Tiki-Taka is the team for you. Besides the football we also enjoy taking part in different social events during the semester. If you have any questions please contact us on our Facebook page.
NHHI VixensNHHI Vixens is NHH´s ladies lacrosse team. We have about 30 active players divided on both master and bachelor level. Since lacrosse is a relatively new sport in Norway, the learning curve is steep and offers some challenges! We practice two times a week, and attend various tournaments around Norway together with other students.
Besides practicing, we are a social group who organize movie nights, parties with other NHHI teams, mountain hikes and May 17th celebrations.
Check us out on Facebook, or on Instagram for more information.
17th of May CommitteeThe 17th of May Committee is responsible for arranging the annual 17th of May breakfast in the Aula at NHH. This is a morning with delicious breakfast and great entertainment from various cultural groups in NHHS, where Norways national day is celebrated with great fanfare!
AksjonsukestyretAksjonsukestyret appointed by NHH Aid every fall semester. The Committee is responsible for arranging the traditional Auksjonsuken in which the student organization raises money for UNICEF project "Schools for Africa". The Committee is composed entirely of students from first grade.
Bachelor Dinner CommitteeThe Bachelor Dinner Committee consists of a group third grade students who organize a grand celebration for the rest of the students thats has achieved their bachelor degree at NHH.
The Ball CommitteeThe Ball Committee is responsible for organizing the annual NHH ball, a grand evening where all NHH students are welcome to join the festivities. The committee has in recent years consisted of between 6-8 members
The Welcome Week CommitteeThe Welcome Week Committee is appointed by the Executive Board in April / May each year and organizes the Welcome Week that takes place in August.
Career Day BoardCareer Day Board is appointed by the Business Committee and is responsible for organizing the annual Career Day which takes place every autumn semester.
The Election Show BoardThe Election Show Board consists of a group fifth year students who has overall responsibility for the arrangement of autumn's fifth years show called "Femtekullshow".
The General AssemblyWhat is the General Assembly?
The general assembly (FM) is the highest authority in NHHS and is essential for a functioning student democracy. FM is arranged four times a year by The Promotion Committee, and important issues regarding the students are discussed and voted on.
FM is also an excellent social arena, where you can have your say and ask questions, meet old and new friends, or just get an update on what is happening in the different sub-committees and interest groups at the school. New groups in NHHS and NHHI, and the annual reports of NHHS will be presented, in addition to all issues that are above the authority of The Executive Board and The Board of Representatives. This includes investments above 100 000 kr and changes in the laws and instructions, which shows that your vote is important!
All students of Norwegian School of Economics (NNH) have a right to vote and speak at FM. FM is your chance to influence and shape our beloved common student society and your everyday as a student at NHH. Come join FM, meet other students, eat free pizza and get an update on what is happening in you student society!
General Assemblies in 2019:
FM#1: Wednesday Februar 20th in the Aula
FM#2: Wednesday March 27th in the Alua
FM#3: Wednesday September 25th in the Student Canteen
FM#4: Thursday October 31st in the Student Canteen
The History of NHHS
The beginningAfter His Majesty King Haakon VII officially opened The Norwegian School of Economics on the 7th of September 1936, the students soon found out they needed to do something else beside their studies. Only four days later, the students gathered in Klubben and established a student council. This council was meant to function as a link between the students and the school. One week later, on the 16th. of September, the student association at NHH was founded. Odd Viig was the first to be selected as chairman.
Foreningsmøtene (The General Assembly) were held in Klubben the first few years after the foundation. As early as spring 1938, a student orchestra was started. The members of the orchestra kept it going a couple of years until the outbreak of the Second World War in Norway. In addition, more groups were started, such as a club committee, a sports committee, a trainee committee, a cabin committee and a student office.
Assosiaction for the creation of ”Norges Handelshøiskole” in Bergen built and endowed the student cabin, Kramboden, to NHHS in 1937-38. Naturally, "The father of NHH" and president of the Association, Kristoffer Lehmkuhl, took part in the inauguration festivities in May 1938, at the age of 82!It did not take long before the students at NHH had celebratory events in place: Christmas Ball, ”løvfallsfester” and ”løvsprettfester” were for decades established traditions. Already during the first few years, two of the student association's awards were instituted: Honorary Membership of NHHS and ”De Niidkiære Kremmeres Orden”. To win the ”Honorary Membership of NHHS”, you have to make a special effort for the school or for the student association. The other one is reserved only for members of the student association. Minister Lehmkul and the first principal of NHH, Ingvar Wedervang, became the two first honorary members. ”Niidkiære Kremmere” and the student association’s ribbons have been the subject of many debates.
After the war, Bergen developed as a student town. The university opened in August 1946, and earlier that year, the first student revue was shown in Bergen – ”Ta Tonen”. This was the very beginning of UKEN , and it was a collaboration between NHHS, Student Society in Bergen and Active Students’ Association (ASF). The name ”UKEN” appeared throughout the 60’s as the event grew. After NHH moved out of the city in 1963, and the politicization of student groups at the University of Bergen soured most of the collaboration, and UKEN went bankrupt in 1972 after a scandalous revue - ”Dryl'an”.
Moving and expansionAs his father before him, His Majesty King Olav V also got the honor of opening NHH. This re-opening took place October 28th 1963 in Breiviken. Minister Lehmkul had always fought to get the school located there. This was the beginning of a new era of NHHS. Svæveru’, the man choir at NHH, was revitalized and given the form we know today. When the King and the Crown Prince arrived at the opening, ”Direksjonsmusikken” played for the first time. Klubben was opened the next day, and it started to take shape as a night club.The activity in NHHS increased in line with the number of students throughout the 60’s. Hatleberg dormitory opened in 1964, and it was a very popular place to live. In fact, students had to be on a waiting list for several semesters before they got a room there. In 1964, the school magazine K7 was published for the first time. From 1968 this was supplemented by a weekly publication that we all know today - K7 Bulletin, or "Bulle". The name of the paper stems from a NHH legend: The legend of the eternal NHH student K. Syvertsen (not Kåre Syversen as many mistakenly believe).
There were also other groups that started in the 60’s, among others EKKO (today known as NU), The Shipping and Transport group, The Photagraphy group, the Cultural Commitee, and ”Oktetten” – the second choir at NHH. In addition, there are other more or less viable groups that have contributed to NHHS, like Temporary Bachelor’s Society, The Trondheim Battalion and Donald Duck Club NHH.
The 70’s and the 80’sBoth the Administration and NHHS' growth continued in the 70’s. The MBA course increased to four years in 1975, which gave room for students to increase their engagement and heavier duties in the student union. The students were also protesting. There were both rent protests and general protests against the fact that student reading places were moved to the Merino building. Going up and down to Merino several times a day was simply not feasible! We all know the result of that protest, though... "Hangaren" down at the Merino building is a concept today, that counts for the NHH student’s infamous thigh muscles. Maybe that is why NHH usually win the annually relay agains BI?
Economically speaking, NHHS mostly managed to keep their head above water. There never was a large monetary surplus, but the student union would still allocate some money for political purposes through The General Assembly. The most famous case, is probably the 1002 NOK NHHS sent to the protesting miners in Kiruna in 1969. It was also at this time the big parties in Aulaen began to take form, including ”Internaften” - a show with the purpose of raising money to charity.
In October 1978, a bunch of students met at the "shelf" in the Aula and made an effort to resume the studentUKE tradition in Bergen. In March 1980, UKEN was arranged again, but this time the NHH students wanted the event for themselves. It was easier that way and that is how it works today. UKEN gathers around 20.000 visitors every second year too watch the revue, concerts and many small and large events. As a former UKEleader once said: ”It’s a 17 days long orgasm”.Three years after UKEN 80, another big event arranged by NHH students, NHH-Symposiet, was started. NHH-Symposiet is a conference arranged every second year. Already after the first Symposion in 1983, NHH-Symposiet could boast about having Kåre Willoch (The Prime Minister) holding the opening, and SAS-President, Jan Carlzon, mentioned Svæveru’ in his speech at the conference.
NHHS has so to speak its own music institution, but a lot happened during the 70’s and 80’s. Several choirs ended their careers in NHHS, among others ”Oktetten”. Shortly after, however, new choirs were started: Pikekoret Sangria (a girls choir), UKEkoret Optimum (a mixed choir), and Big Business Band (BBB) was started in 1983, and they are all present in NHHS today, along side other groups in the basement, such as Technical Group (TK), eXtravadance, Svæveru’ and Direksjonsmusikken.
90’s og 2000’s: NHHS is no longer playing aroundThe 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