Consulate General Houston - News & Events

Photo: Rice University’s Dr. Jan E. Odegard .

On Thursday, January 29th, the Norwegian Consulate General in Houston had the honour of hosting a well attended first 2015 Lunch’n Learn. With Rice University’s Dr. Jan E. Odegard as speaker, the participants were given a highly informative, inspiring and exciting talk on both the possibilities and looming challenges of continued growth in information technology. Dr. Odegard is the executive... Read more

Photo: Venue: Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank.

On March 4, 2015 the Norwegian Consulate General, in cooperation with organizing partners ExportCredit Norway, GIEK and DNB will be hosting the 5th “Norwegian Finance Day” in Houston. Read more

The Great Blue Hole and Professor André W. Droxler

Professor André W. Droxler at Rice University reveals interesting findings from research of Belize’s Central Shelf Lagoon and Great Blue Hole, possibly explaining the sudden disappearance of the Mayans. These findings may also provide further insight on climate conditions and prepare us for what is likely to come. We met up with Professor Droxler to have a chat about his findings. Read more

Photo: Charles Foster on stage .

On Friday January 23, 2015, immigration expert Charles Foster spoke to the Houston Consular Corps about immigration reform and Obama’s executive action. Despite opposition in Washington, Mr. Foster confidently concluded that reform is a necessity and that it will happen. Read more

Photo: left to right: Dr. Sylvia Eckes; Samuel Deason, 3rd price; Mary Rose Norell, 2nd price and Daniel Baer, 1st price, the Marshal Prize.

In Sarasota, Florida, the year 2015 was kicked off with a new Grieg festival. Not only were American Grieg enthusiasts introduced to some of his lesser-known work through well-known performers, they also listened to young musicians performing Grieg’s music whilst competing for prizes. Read more

From left: Sigbjørn Smeland, State Secretary Astrid Nøklebye Heiberg, Svein Skeie, Stein Tore Nilsen and Gunnar Sæther

State Secretary Astrid Nøklebye Heiberg at the Ministry of Health and Care Services of Norway visited Houston last week, and had the opportunity to learn more about the close collaboration between Houston and Norway within the health and medical fields. During her stay, the State Secretary met for a roundtable discussion with Norwegian doctors and hospital leaders, she visited MD Anderson Cance... Read more

Photo: Kristoffer Landmark Marø.

On Tuesday, 9th of December, Professor Arne Graue gave a talk on energy for the future at the European Science Café. The event is co-hosted by a different European country every time with the support of the French Consulate General. The December event was co-hosted by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General. Read more

The WorkBoat Show in New Orleans is the largest commercial marine tradeshow in North America, attracting over 14,000 visitors and more than 1,000 companies/booths. Read more

Consul General Mykletun and Ambassador Djerejian. 
Photo: Kristoffer Landmark Marø.

The Consular Corps of Houston staged a Consular Luncheon with Ambassador Edward Djerejian at the Junior League on October 30th. He gave an informal and insightful talk on the currently unfolding events in the Middle East Read more

Ambassador Park, Deputy Minister Ayhan, Governor Bryant, and Ambassador Mykletun

On Friday 10th of October the Consulates General of Brazil, Korea and Norway staged the 4th annual Houston Shipping and Offshore Conference (HSOC) at the Houstonian Hotel Club & Spa. The Governor of Mississippi Phil Bryant and the Deputy Minister Dilek Ayhan of Norway were the keynote speakers, while the rest of the program featured industry leaders. Read more

The Arctic Business Roudtable Discussion

On Friday the 17th of October the Mayor’s Office and the City of Houston hosted a Consular Forum on Opportunities and Challenges in the Arctic. The Event was co-hosted by the Arctic nations of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden. Read more

Photo: Quy Tran.

On October 13th Deputy Minister Dilek Ayhan, from the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, opened the second NorTex Nano Summit. The Summit is a direct spin-off from the Transatlantic Science Week, held in Houston in November 2012, and focuses on creating nanotechnology clusters between the participating universities from Texas and Norway. Read more

The Deputy Minister Dilek Ayhan with Students and Researchers from the NorTex Nano Summit. 
Photo: Kristoffer Landmark Marø.

Last week the Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Dilek Ayhan visited Houston to speak at the Houston Shipping and Offshore Conference (HSOC) and the NorTex Nano Summit. Read more

Mayor Annise D. Parker and the City of Houston will host a global gathering of industry thought leaders and high-level government officials to assess opportunities for expanded business growth and international cooperation in the Arctic. This executive dialogue will explore the impact of new technologies, synergistic collaboration, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable developmen... Read more

On Mon., Oct. 6, 2014, Norwegian researchers Edvard and May-Britt Moser, a married couple, along with British-American scientist John O’Keefe, were awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Their discoveries of an “inner GPS” in the brain have, according to The Nobel Assembly's press release, “solved a problem that has occupied philosophers and scientists for centuries — how does the brain crea... Read more

In November of 2012, a major gathering of Norway’s top scientists and government officials met at the 2012 Transatlantic Science Week in Houston. The overarching goal of the annual science week is to foster partnerships and to put people in touch with their counterparts from over the Atlantic. In addition to partaking in the Transatlantic Science Week a group of cardiologists and trauma experts... Read more

Photo: Grieg in Florida.

In Sarasota, Florida an Edvard Grieg music festival will be staged from January 9-11, 2015. The festival is made possible by the the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota in cooperation with the Selby International Library/Sarasota Music Archive and the International Grieg Society of Bergen, Norway. Read more

Photo: Kristoffer Landmark Marø.

In late August the Norwegian Honorary Consul in Mobile, Alabama, Leslie Stuart, invited the Consulate General in Houston for a visit to see the Norwegian Seamen’s Church Cemetery located in Mobile. Read more

Photo: Mimi C. Lie.

Jointly, the Scandinavian Chambers of Commerce of Denmark, Norway and Sweden convened a big social event on September 16. Norway House provided the venue, and well over 140 participants were attracted to this exciting networking gathering. Read more

Senter for internasjonalisering av utdanning (SIU) forvalter Ordningen for Norgeskunnskap i utlandet, en ordning som retter seg mot norskmiljø ved høyere læresteder utenfor Norge. Fire ganger om året informerer vi om aktuelle saker, utlysninger og frister innenfor ordningen; februar, mai, september og desember. Positivt vedtak vil bety at SIU, gjennom en skriftlig avtale med lærestedet,... Read more