Venue - LESAM 2017
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is Norway’s main technical university, offering education and research in technology, engineering, natural sciences, and human and social sciences, with a total of 22.000 students. NTNU’s main campus Gløshaugen is located only a 15-30 minute walk from most hotels in the city centre. The campus offers a wide range of lecture halls, all located in a compact area that is perfectly suited for LESAM 2017. In 2016, NTNU merged with the three regional university colleges in Gjøvik (HiG), Åleseund (HIALS) and Trondheim (HiST), making NTNU the largest univeristy in Norway.
Trondheim is a thriving city, and a centre of knowledge with a highly respected university, and a research community ranking among the best in Europe.
Founded by the Viking King Olav Tryggvason in 997, Trondheim holds a central place in Norwegian history and culture. Long ago Trondheim was called Nidaros, and was the first capital of Norway. Visually the city has a very neat and compact centre. The grid plan drawn up by Cicignon, a general from Luxembourg in the late 17th century, is still largely intact. Today this heritage, combined with the academic traditions, makes Trondheim an ideal city for work, investment, research, industry and commerce.
In 2015 Trondheim had a population of 185 000 (including some 20 000 foreign nationals representing more than 100 countries). In addition, Trondheim has a student population of 20 000.
Trondheim is situated far to the north, only 500 km from the Polar Circle, and on the same latitude as Iceland, Alaska and Siberia. Norwegians are ever grateful to the Gulf Stream off the coast as it provides a relatively mild climate, with weather comparable to Scotland.
We hope you will find Trondheim’s attractions, its cultural life, stimulating arts, musical scene, traditional elegance and emphasis on first rate service fascinating and accommodating.