International Training and teaching projects

Summer School in Norway
The first summer session for English-speaking foreign students at the University of
Oslo was organized and held in 1947 in Norway. It was offered for American
students only, as an expression of gratitude for educational opportunities provided
for Norwegian students in the USA during and after World War II. In the 1950s the
number of non-American students increased steadily, and in keeping with this
development, the name of the school was changed in 1958 from the "Summer
School for American Students" to the "International Summer School".
Since 1947 more than 30 000 students from more than 150 countries have attended
courses in International Summer School. In recent years the student body each
summer has consisted of around 600 students from roughly 90 countries. Teachers
and students of the Azerbaijan University of Languages have also had the
opportunity to participate in various 6-week courses at the University of Oslo
every year since 2008. Their participation is mainly covered by DIKU
(Organization for International Cooperation in Education in Norway) through the
cooperation project between Azerbaijan University of Languages and the
University of Oslo. Furthermore, with the financial support of AUL, many teachers
have participated in ISS. Consequently, from 2008 to 2019, 111 students and 43
teachers participated in the International Summer School of the University of Oslo,