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Partners and Venue

Norway is a world leading country in openness, digitisation and modernisation of education. The University of Oslo is a top higher education institution in the country and will ensure a stimulating environment, making the conference experience unique.

The University of Oslo, the host of the 2013 EDEN Annual Conference welcomes all prospective delegates. The conference will take place at campus Blindern, Georg Sverdrup Building. This building was inaugurated in 1999, and houses the humanities and social sciences library.

Oslo has a special combination of city life and easy access to the great outdoors, the Oslo fjord and the forests. You may enjoy the view on the roof of the new Opera House, the new Ski Jump Holmenkollen, the old Vigelandparken Sculpture Park with 212 wonderful sculptures, the world's two best-preserved Viking ships from the 9th century and also the polar ships in Bygdøy. Or you may pay a visit to the Munch Museum and the Nobel Peace Center where all Nobel Peace Prize laureates throughout the years are presented on digital screens.

The conference venue is right in the heart of academia in University of Oslo, calm and pleasant in June when most students have completed their exams.

The partnership of the Norwegian Association for Distance and Flexible Education guarantees the smart involvement of the national distance and e-learning community and effective liaison with the Nordic stakeholders.

The rumors say Oslo is expensive, but with good advices from locals you may find that prices could be rather normal – and the light June nights are really an experience for your memory book.