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USN Staff Week 2019 - Global Mindset in Industry, Partnerships and Higher Education

For the first time, the University of South-Eastern Norway invite Erasmus+ partners to a Staff Week. The event will be held at campus Krona in Kongsberg from June 3rd to June 6th, 2019.

03 Jun

Practical information


The Staff Week 2019 will be at campus Kongsberg, therefore this seminar will be extra relevant for staff from partner institutions connected administratively or academically to the academic fields at the campus: Technology and business, lighting design and optometry. 

From the USN Strategy 2017-2021:

"Through professional and industry-oriented research and education, the university contributes knowledge and skills for solving the world's climate, energy and poverty challenges, ensuring the sustainability of the welfare state and strengthening interpersonal relationships in a globalised world."

Preliminary Programme for the USN Staff Week

A more detailed programme will be handed out on arrival. Participants does not sign up for parallell sessions in advance. Please inform the organizers early of any special needs, diets, etc.


Monday June 3

Arrival day

20:00: Welcoming Reception at Kaffe Åtte


Tuesday, June 4

08:30: Registration at Campus Krona

09:00: Staff Week opening. Room: Hegstad

09:20: Practical information

09:45: Coffee break

10:00: Intercultural Communication and Cross-Cultural CollaborationPellegrino Riccardi

11:30 Lunch 

12:00 Walk to Technology Park (15 min.)

12:30 The Kongsberg Industry World Class Story, Associate Professor Rolf Qvenild,

14:00 Company Presentations

15:00 Walk back to Krona

15:15: Coffee break

15:30 School of Business, cooperation between USN and Kongsberg industry Cluster 

16:00 Seminar day ends

18:00: Dinner at Lågdalsmuseet


Wednesday June 5                                                                                                           

Room (Krona): Hegstad

08:30: Start-up plenum meeting

09:00-14:00: Parallel Sessions


14:00-16:00: International Speed Friending with Nordic Vagabonds.  

18:00: Bus departure for the silver mines and dinner inside the mines. 

Read more about the silver mines here. 


Thursday June 6 

09:00 Open Mic  

10:00-11.00: Post cards

11:00-11:30: Sum-up and goodbye with Coffee                                                                 

11:30: Lunch box - Matpakke



The registration is now closed. 

The event was open for maximum 50 international participants and 30 USN staff participants. All international participants should be employed at an Erasmus+ Partner Instiution. Make sure to find your home university in partnership portfolio before registering. 

Registration deadline May 15, 2019. 

EARLY-BIRD: The fee for the conference is 62 EURO (incl.VAT) if you book before FEBRUARY 1st.

After this date, the fee is 125 EURO (incl. VAT).

This fee is non-refundable. Included in this fee is lunch and dinner all of the seminar days, and transport to the dinners. In addition there will be a cultural programme. The fee does not include transport to the seminar or hotel costs.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information. 




Please book your hotel as soon as you have registered for the seminar. Accommodation at Quality Grand Hotel Kongsberg is to be booked by the participant

 For more information about the hotel: Grand Hotell Kongsberg

Use order code: 1052GR006669

Deadline for ordering accommodation is 06/05/19, after this date we can not guarantee accommodation at Quality Grand Hotel Kongsberg.

Cost pr night including breakfast: 1093 NOK (approximately 112 EURO inc.VAT )Registration is compulsory and binding and is not refunded.


Getting around

If you arrive at Oslo airport or Torp Sandefjord airport, you can reach Kongsberg city by train. Look here for more information about train schedules.



Please read up on security guidelines before arrival to USN. 


Welcome to Kongsberg! 

Please follow this link for more information about campus Kongsberg