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Eight Norwegian student organizations get 400 million kroner to build student housing

Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB

The Norwegian government will provide NOK 413 million for eight student organizations to build 1,130 new student housing units, one third of which will be built in Northern Norway.

“This year, we are increasing our efforts, especially in Northern Norway, but also (when it comes to) student housing projects in the south, east, and west – and with large allocations this time,” Minister of Research and Higher Education Ola Borten Moe (SP) noted in a press release.

Fifteen construction projects across eight student organizations will receive funding. The student organizations applied for grants for 1,664 student housing units but received funding for 1,130.

Nordland and Troms og Finnmark received the largest funding this year. Norway’s Arctic student organization will receive NOK 76 million for 200 new dormitory units in Tromsø.

Supporting vibrant student life

“We want an active and vibrant student life in Northern Norway, and we know there is a great need for more student housing in the north of the country now. That is why we have set aside money to scale up the supply of student housing in Bodø and Tromsø sharply,” Borten Moe added. 

Other large construction projects that receive support include a new building with 120 dormitories in Elverum and the renovation of 120 dormitories at Sogn student center in Oslo.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayEducation

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