THe Norwegian institute

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The "Norwegian Institute at Athens for Classical Studies, Archaeology and Cultural History" was inaugurated on May 8, 1989, becoming the fourteenth "Foreign School of Archaeology". 

The Institute was established under the auspices of the Council of Norwegian Universities, and is run and financed jointly by the four universities of Norway (Bergen, Oslo, Tromsø, and Trondheim). 

Its purpose is to serve, with the Royal Norwegian Embassy, as a catalyst for cultural contact between Norway and Greece, and as a base for Norwegian scholars active in the host country. 

The History of the Institute




  • Established May 8, 1989

  • Run and financed jointly by the universities of Bergen, Oslo, Tromsø, and Trondheim

  • Celebrated 10th anniversary in 1999

  • Four fieldwork projects in Greece