NTNU and KMOU signs a Memorandum of Understanding . 
Photo: KMOU  .NTNU and KMOU signs a Memorandum of Understanding . Photo: KMOU

On June 23, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) were signed between NTNU (Norwegian university of Science and Technology), and KMOU (Korea Maritime and Ocean University) on cooperation and mutual academic exchange.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende . 
Photo: OCHA / Berk Ozkan.

'A coup d'état was attempted Friday night in Turkey, and the situation is extremely tense. Norway supports the democratically elected government and urges a rapid return to the democratic rule of order,' says Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Preview of the Norwegian movie

Wednesday June 29, the Norwegian Embassy arranged a preview of the Norwegian movie “The Wave” at Lotte World Cinema in Seoul in collaboration with Heestory Film.

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Norwegian Books at Seoul International Book Fair . 
Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy.

The 22nd Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF), organized by the Korean Publishers Association, took place last week June 15-19 at Coex. This was the first time the Norwegian Embassy participated in the book fair.

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Norway will host the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress will attract 1300 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society.

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Syrian school girls in Aleppo . 
Photo: Unicef Norge .

‘Norway is entering into a multi-year cooperation agreement with UNICEF, and will provide up to NOK 400 million for education in Syria and its neighbouring countries. This is a follow-up to the donor conference for Syria earlier this year. It will give UNICEF greater predictability in its efforts to help children and young people,’ said Minister of Foreign affairs Børge Brende.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Kristalina Georgieva, Eu, at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul . 
Photo: Astrid Sehl/UD.

A new fund for education in emergencies, Education Cannot Wait, will be launched at the world Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul today. ‘The aim is to increase access to education for children and young people in emergencies. This is important not only for the individuals concerned, but also for the future of the countries they are living in. Norway is providing up to NOK 100 million for the first...

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