According to the study, Norwegians are perceived as hard-working, honest and skilful. Photo: Tore Nedrebø (Lyngør, Norway).According to the study, Norwegians are perceived as hard-working, honest and skilful. Photo: Tore Nedrebø (Lyngør, Norway).

Norway’s international image and reputation are “strong and stable,” according to a recent survey. Anholt-GfK’s Nation Brands Index ranks Norway 13th out of 50 countries that have global influence.

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The new Norwegian passport designs by Neue Design Studio have received much international attention lately for their sleek, minimalist design.

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From left: Dr. Matthew Scott, President of Carnegie Institution for Science; H.E. Kåre R. Aas, Ambassador of Norway to the US; Kavli Laureate Dr. Alan Guth; Kavli Prize Program Officer Dr. Nadine Stern; President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters Dr. Nils Christian Stenseth.

While the Big Bang Theory explains what happened after the Big Bang, the theory on cosmic inflation explains “the ‘bang’ in the Big Bang Theory,” according to Dr. Alan Guth, co-recipient of the 2014 Kavli Prize in astrophysics, speaking to a full house at Carnegie Institution for Science on Thurs., Nov. 6.

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Norwegian Cod with smoked Holland Leeks, Black Salt and Shellfish Jus. 
Photo: Urd Milbury.

For the next week, B Too and Belga Cafe Chef Bart Vandaele presents a Nordic inspired menu with fresh fish from the cold, clear waters of Norway. Recently introduced to the Norwegian Seafood Council's Chef's Culinary Board, he gave DC food journalists a preview of the menu and outstanding quality seafood available from Norway.

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The delegation met with staff from Congress during their D.C. visit. Here in the office of Congressman Connolly.

A delegation of six Norwegian parliamentarians visited Washington, D.C. Nov. 3-5. They represent various political parties and parliamentary committees, and were thus interested in discussing a variety of issues from climate change and trade policies, to international security policy and American domestic politics.

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Glacier branch of Jostedalsbreen. Photo: Lars Verket (MFA)

Norway is the country best prepared to deal with climate change, and has been so for almost 20 years, according to data released Wednesday (Nov. 5) by the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN).

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Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Ambassador Kåre R. Aas presented his credentials to President Obama at the White House on Sept. 17, 2013.

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Norwegian Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen speaking at the 2014 Transatlantic Science Week.

Climate change, indigenous peoples, resource development, Arctic wildlife, safety, and maritime issues were some of the issues on the agenda at the recently concluded 13th annual Transatlantic Science Week (TSW). Held Oct. 27-29 in Toronto, this year’s event brought together 300 representatives from the U.S., Canada, and Norway to discuss common challenges and opportunities in the Arctic.

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Crumbling Arctic Ice. 
Photo: ©Randall Hyman.

The Embassy is launching a monthly series focusing on the Arctic. Each month, we will showcase an American journalist, writer, photographer, explorer or artist whose work features the Arctic. Through their art we intend to present a broad and varied picture of the changing Arctic -- the people, the nature, the biodiversity, climate change, the oceans and the marine environment. During the month...

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First joint Nordic study of streaming markets shows Norway is best in class. . 
Photo: Music Norway.

The first major joint Nordic survey of the region’s streaming habits, confirms that the Nordic countries are leaders in the digitization of the music market. The survey also shows that Norwegians are the most willing to pay to stream music.

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