NIN is an inclusive and dynamic association with the goal of building a social and professional network, in order to promote interaction between Norwegians and the international community, and to enrich their experience in Norway through Monthly Meetings and other events.
How does NIN operate?
We organise monthly meetings with exciting guest speakers who share useful insight into professional and cultural life in Norway. Our “Needs and Leads” sessions at meetings and online discussions provide a forum for sharing and learning from each other. We also organise social activities in and around Oslo. Check the calendar on the left or the Events page for past and future events!
Who are NIN members?
NIN members are educated foreigners and Norwegians who wish to make the most out of their networking opportunities in Oslo, for both professional and social reasons. It is because of the energy and creativity of its members that NIN can be the dynamic and inclusive network that it strives to be. Find out more about member benefits and how to become a member here!
What language is used by NIN?
Our main and federating language is English. However, Norwegian and other languages are also used among our members.
NIN’s past, present and future
NIN was launched on August 31, 2006 by alumni from the University of Oslo’s International Summer School (ISS) and some enthusiastic volunteers, in a spacious meeting room which was graciously provided by the foundation Mangfold i Arbeidslivet (MiA). This was the place that NIN called home until MiA moved to a new location in January 2008. On March 8, 2008, NIN was registered in at The Brønnøysund Register Centre, and thus became an official organisation. Soon afterwards, NIN joined Frivillighet Norge, an umbrella organisation which represents the interests of the voluntary sector in Norway. Most of NIN Monthly and Coordinators Meetings are now held in their office space. We are now a thriving association with over 4000 members and friends from all around the world, and are being recommended by many other international and Norwegian organizations.