The training school is hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, the largest university and the main technical university in Norway. Registration, lectures, demonstrations, practical assignments and lunches will take place in the same buildings at “Realfagsbygget” on the main campus, campus Gløshaugen.
The campus Gløshaugen is located about 30 minutes walk from the city centre, 10 minutes from the Scandic Hotel Lerkendal.
A taxi from downtown Trondheim to the campus is about 10 minutes and 150 NOK.
The public transportation in Trondheim is mostly by bus (company name: AtB) where the closest bus stop to the training school is “Gløshaugen Syd”, 100 m from the main entrance and 200 m from the lecture hall. Buses connect to the city centre every 10 minutes (bus lines 5 and 22 connect).
Trondheim was founded in 997 A.D. by the Viking King Olav Trygvasson, and later became the first capital of Norway. Trondheim has now a population of approximately 190.000, of which roughly 20 % are students. It is considered both pleasant and safe, with several sites worth visiting.
Of particular note is the Nidaros Cathedral (built from 1070 – 1300) that offers entry and various tours.
Overlooking the city is Kristansten Fort (built 1681 – 1685) which is open to visitors.
If one desires an even higher viewpoint of the city, the Tyholt Tower, which has a restaurant that rotates 74 meters above the ground level.
The NTNU University Museum has exhibitions covering both natural and cultural history.
For those wanting to have a swim in Trondheim, Pirbadet is Norway’s largest indoor water park with a view overlooking Trondheim Fjord.
Normally the weather in September is pleasant in Trondheim, with temperatures varying between 10 – 20°C.
More information about Trondheim can be found here : http://visittrondheim.no/en.