University welcomes Norwegian students

Students and staff from the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences visited Inverness College UHI’s Scottish School of Forestry on Thursday 7 November.

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The visit is part of an exchange programme between the University of the Highlands and Islands and the Norwegian institution.

As well as visiting the forestry school, the guests also learned about land management at estates in the Aviemore area during their five-day trip.

There are plans for a group of University of the Highlands and Islands students to return the visit in May next year.

David Olds, gamekeeping lecturer at North Highland College UHI who organised the exchange visit said: “It was great once more to welcome over the students from Hedmark. I think that it is always great to collaborate and to share knowledge and experience, especially between our two organisations. We look forward to going over there to visit them in the springtime.”

Stian Røed, one of Norwegian students who took part in the visit, said: “I am impressed by the intensity of management and how tradition and exciting hunting are put together into attractive products. In fact, I am so impressed that I am considering finalising my education in wildlife management by attending the gamekeeping course at North Highland College UHI.”