A guide for international students
at The Faculty of Social Sciences
and Technology Management
2008 Innovation and Creativity
Dean’s welcome to international students
Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management!
The Faculty is proud to offer a complete range of study opportunities, starting with
courses for exchange students, progressing to international master’s programmes,
and topping our offerings with doctoral programmes and research opportunities
that cover most disciplines in the field of social sciences.
Quality, Scope and Contribution are the core values of our strategy. Quality
in research and education is fundamental to a faculty that aims to meet new
challenges in an international academic community.
Presently, there are more than seven thousands students studying at the Faculty.
We have strong international connections and about ten percent of our master
student intake each year is international students. An international orientation is
one of the declared aims of the Faculty, and we attract a diversified student body
from a wide variety of countries and cultures.
With twelve academic departments and the opportunity to select subjects from a
broad academic spectrum, you enjoy a wide choice in making up your curriculum.
The research conducted at the Faculty spans across multiple disciplines such
as social sciences, humanities, technology and natural sciences, providing our
students unprecedented access to an academic environment where new ideas are
advanced and enduring knowledge promoted.
I hope that your stay at the SVT will be a happy and enriching experience.
Jan Morten Dyrstad
Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management
This folder is intended as a supplement to the information you will receive at the
Office of International Relations and will give you some practical information about
the Dragvoll and Gløshaugen campuses such as addresses, telephone numbers,
about opening hours and who to contact for assistance, and to provide you with
information regarding your studies so that your start as a student at NTNU can be
as smooth as possible.
We strongly advice you to consult our web pages for more detailed information
regarding your studies. Please consult them regularly throughout your stay at
Information meeting at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology
In addition to the Orientation Week which is arranged by the Office of International
Relations, an orientation meeting for exchange students and international master’s
programme students will be held at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology
Date: Monday August 18th 2008
Time: 16:00-18:00 (4 to 6 pm)
Venue: D r a g v o l l c a m p u s , A U D 2 ( B u i l d i n g 2 , l e v e l 3 1)
At this meeting you will receive information about study possibilities at the Faculty,
and also about rules and regulations that apply. You will meet international
coordinators from the Departments as well as contacts from the Faculty
administration. Any questions you may have regarding your studies may be
Course in academic writing
A 10-hour course in academic writing will be arranged for the international master’s
programme students. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the
main types of academic writing expected at NTNU.
The course will cover the basic structures of term papers and other types of
academic writing, with focus on establishing the rationale and purpose of an
academic paper. In addition, the course will provide students with writing and
language techniques that are useful in writing a clear, coherent, logical text.
The course is offered in English and is a combination of lectures and student
participation (group work). Information about this course, as well as computer and
library courses will be given during the orientation meeting on August 18th.
1 Please note that at the Dragvoll campus, floors are called “levels”, or “nivå” in Norwegian.
Level 3 corresponds to street level in most of the buildings.
Important sources of information
English web pages
The Study Catalogues (Norw.: Studiehåndbøkene)
The Study catalogues contain detailed information about the courses and
programmes that are offered at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology
Management. The catalogues can be bought at TAPIR bookshop, or accessed at the
following web pages:
(Social Sciences, Psychology)
(Technology, Project Management)
• www.larer.ntnu.no/femarig/studiehandbok .htm
Please note that apart from information about the international master’s
programmes the information is in Norwegian.
Detailed information about the study programmes in English is available at http://
www.ntnu.no/svt/english/studies. This information is especially relevant for
students planning to attend the international master’s programmes.
The English Course Catalogue
The English Course Catalogue is presented in English and contains course
descriptions of the courses on offer at NTNU. The catalogue can be accessed at
www.ntnu.no/studies/courses_subject. This course catalogue is especially relevant
for exchange students.
Studying at NTNU
Unfortunately, most of NTNU’s information regarding course schedules, reading
lists, where lectures are held and exam dates are in Norwegian. Please do not
hesitate to contact us if you require assistance with regards to this.
The list of exam dates contains information about exam dates and location. Please
note that the information is presented in Norwegian http://www.ntnu.no/eksamen/
Please pay attention to the following expressions:
Emnekode: Course code
Emnenavn: Course title
Form (or vurderingsform): Form of assessment: S= written (“skriftlig”), M = oral
(“muntlig”), H = home exam (“hjemmeeksamen”)
Varighet: Duration in hours
Romplassering: Location which is announced three days prior to the exam
More information about regulations, instructions for examination candidates,
information about handling of cases of cheating or misconduct and about
complaints about grades and examinations may be found here: http://www.ntnu.no/
Exchange students must note that they should check the exam dates for their
courses before registering for the exam as it is not possible to sit for two written
exams on the same day.
Exchange students must register for exams at the Office of International Relations.
Students attending international master’s programmes must register for their
exams within the following deadlines: 15. September (autumn) and 15. February
(spring). Cancellation, if applicable, must be done by 15. November (autumn) and 15.
February (spring). This is done on Studweb: https://studentweb.ntnu.no
If you are not satisfied with the examinations and marking, you have the right to
make complaints against procedural errors in connection with examinations, ask for
explanation of marks given or demand new grading. Please note that certain rules
and regulations apply.
Course schedule (Norw.: ‘Timeplan’)
Course schedules are available at www.ntnu.no/studieinformasjon/timeplan This
webpage also includes maps that will enable you to find out where your lectures are
Please pay attention to the following expressions:
Tid: Date and time
Again, please consult a student advisor if you have problems understanding the
Reading lists (Norw.: ‘Pensumlister’)
The reading lists are available at TAPIR bookshop (hard copies) and electronically on
the web pages: www.ntnu.no/studier/samfunnsvitenskap/pensumlister
Individual education plan (Norw.: ‘Utdanningsplan’
Students who are admitted to an international master’s programme (not exchange
students) must make an individual education plan at studweb.ntnu.no (Studentweb)
. The individual education plan is a contract between you and NTNU and indicates
when you plan to take the courses that are part of your selected study programme.
The plan is also used to register you for your exams. The individual education plan
must be updated every semester and deadline for registration is September 15th
in the autumn and February 15th in the spring. If you need help with your individual
education plan, please contact email@example.com
Finding your way around Dragvoll campus
The Dragvoll campus is divided into twelve buildings (‘bygg’ 1 to 12), three pavilions
(A to C), the Sports Centre and Låven (“The Barn”) at Dragvoll gård. The twelve
buildings are divided in five levels (‘nivå’), where level 3 corresponds to the ground
floor or street level for most of the entrances. Tapir bookstore, the caretaker’s
office and the Student Service Office are located at level 3. The administration ofn
the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management is located at the Sports
Centre (“Idrettsbygget”) from July 1st 2008.
Finding your way around the Gløshaugen campus
The Gløshaugen campus consists of several buildings and you should consult the
map at the back of this folder for detailed information. The bookstore is found
in Sentralbygg 1, søndre lavblokk and the Student Service Office is located in
Gamle Kjemi, Kolbjørn Hejesveg 4. The Department of Industrial Economics and
Technology Management is located in Sentralbygg 1, 12th floor2 .
Please see the map at the back of this folder for more information.
2 Please note that in Norwegian, the ground floor is called “first floor”.
During term, university buildings are open Monday–Friday 0700-2000 (7 am to 8 pm)
and Saturdays 0800-1300 (8 am to 1 pm). Sundays closed.
Students with activated ID-/key cards have access to the buildings at all hours,
seven days a week.
Student ID-/key cards can be activated at the caretaker’s office (building 6, level 3,
Dragvoll or at “Fellestjenesten” in Sentralbygg 1, Gløshagen).
If you have inquiries regarding your studies, please consult the Office of
International Relations. You can also contact a student adviser at the Student
Place Opening hours Telephone
Dragvoll, 1. September - 30. April: 73 59 67 00
Building 1, Monday 10:00 – 15:00
level 3 Tuesday – Friday 09:00 – 15:00
1. May - 30. August
Monday 10:00 - 14.30
Tuesday - Friday 08:30-14:45
Gløshaugen, 1. September-30. April: 73 59 52 00
Gamle Kjemi, Monday 10:00 – 15:00
Kolbjørn Hejesveg 4 Tuesday – Friday 09:00 – 15:00
1. May - 30. August:
Monday 10:00 – 14: 30
Tuesday – Friday 08:30 – 14:30
Webpage: w w w . n t n u . n o / s t u d e n t s e r v i c e / e n g l i s h /
International contacts at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology
Department/ Location Telephone Student adviser
Department of Education Pavilion C, 2nd floor 73 59 19 50 Kari Flatås
Department of Geography Building 7, level 4 73 59 19 10 Bodil Wold
Human Movement Science Sports Centre, Dragvoll, 73 59 17 80 Harald Hamre
Programme 3. floor firstname.lastname@example.org
Norwegian Centre for Child Pavilion C, ground floor 73 59 62 40 Line Hellem
Research (NOSEB) Line.email@example.com
Department of Psychology Building 12, level 5 73 59 19 60 Unni Skrede Koen
Programme for Teacher Låven (The Barn ), Dragvoll 73 59 19 90 Sissel Kjøl Berg
Education gård firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Sociology Building 9, level 5 73 59 17 04 Torun Tøsse Løvseth
and Political Science email@example.com
Department of Economics Building 7, level 5 73 59 19 40 NN
Department of Social Building 7, level 4 73 59 65 52 Siv Mora
Department of Social Work Building 11, level 5 73 59 19 30 Hallgerd Hoff Helgetun
and Health Science firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Industrial Gløshaugen Campus, 73 59 35 11 Tove Krokstad
Economics and Technology Sentralbygg 1, 12th floor email@example.com
Room 247, 2nd floor,
Lifelong Learning Research Nedre Bakklandet 60, 2nd 73 59 28 00 Are Skjeldstad
Centre (VILL) floor firstname.lastname@example.org
Administration, Faculty Sports Centre, 4th floor 73 55 05 74 Ane Hammervoll Bjørsvik
of Social Sciences and email@example.com or
Technology Management firstname.lastname@example.org
73 59 66 18 Kjersti Møller
Services for students with special needs
If you for some reason need assistance during your studies or during your exam,
due to disabilities, you should contact one of the advisors who work full-time
ensuring accessibility to buildings and studies for students with disabilities. The
Disability Office is part of the Student Service Section and can be found at both
Gløshaugen and Dragvoll.
E-mail: h a n n e . k v e l l o @n t n u . n o or a n n e . n y l u n d @a d m . n t n u . n o .
For further information:
Contact at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management:
Geir Tvedt, tel. 73 59 66 08. E-mail: g e i r . t v e d t @s v t . n t n u . n o
In addition to relevant literature for your courses, you will find international
newspapers and magazines in the library. You can also borrow books from all
libraries within the university network. The library at the Dragvoll campus is
located in Building 8, level 5, and at the Gløshaugen campus at the main building
(Hovedbygget). You will also find several reading rooms located both at Dragvoll and
Gløshaugen. These are accessible with your ID-card after opening hours.
Computers and Internet access
As a student you will get your own e-mail account and free access to computers, to
the intranet (https://innsida.ntnu.no), to the learning system “It’s learning” and to
the Internet. Contact the Office of International Relations for more information.
Computer labs (‘datasaler’) and computer assistance (‘Orakeltjenesten’)
There are several computer labs available to students at Dragvoll and Gløshaugen
and a list is found on www.ntnu.no/international/computerlabs
If you have questions regarding the use of the computers and software you may
contact Brukerstøtte (Orakeltjenesten) which is a support group staffed by students.
Brukerstøtte Dragvoll at Building 8, level 4, Dragvoll. Opening hours: 09:00-17:00-
E-mail: o r a k e l @n t n u . n o or Brukerstøtte Gløshaugen at Sentralbygg II, 2nd floor,
room 202. Opening hours: 10:15-15:00. E-mail: d r a g v o l l o r a k e l @n t n u . n o
If you join NTNUI (the NTNU sports club) you will have access to the sports facilities
at Dragvoll and Gløshaugen. Membership costs around NOK 500 per year or NOK
300 per semester. The sports centres have fitness studios, weight lifting halls,
squash courts, climbing walls and several other facilities.
Opening hours Dragvoll:
Monday-Friday: 08:00 – 22:00
Saturday: 10:00-20:00 and Sunday: 10:00-22:00.
Opening hours Gløshaugen:
Monday – Friday: 07:30-23:00
Saturday: 10:00-20:00 and Sunday: 10:00-22:00.
Living in Trondheim
For information about Trondheim, student organizations, health services and
accommodation – please consult: www.ntnu.no/livingintrh
Especially for Exchange students, a course on the Norwegian society:
SOS2501 Norwegian Society (15 Credits)
The course is primarily intended for foreign exchange students, and all lectures and
tutorials are held in English.
SOS2501 Norwegian Society covers a broad range of issues within sociology ad
political science, but is also highly relevant within other academic disciplines and
professions. Through different theoretical approaches students will achieve an
understanding of the Norwegian society and its key characteristics; Norwegian
politics and economy, the welfare state, organizations and working life, and family
and youth. Comparative analyses of Norway within other national and international
settings will also be addressed.
Departments and units at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology
• Department of Economics (Building 7)
• Department of Education (Pavilion C)
• Department of Geography (Building 7)
• Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management (Gløshaugen
Campus, Sentralbygg 1, 12th floor)
• Department of Psychology (Building 12)
• Department of Social Anthropology (Building 7)
• Department of Social Work and Health Science (Building 11)
• Department of Sociology and Political Science (Building 9
• Human Movement Science Programme (Sports Centre)
• Lifelong Learning Research Centre (Bakklandet),
• Programme for Teacher Education (Låven)
• Norwegian Centre for Child Research (Pavilion C, ground floor)