On Sunday January 29 we went home after four great and eventful days. We met in the hotel lobby at 11 am after a final breakfast and check-out.
Before the tour group headed to Oslo S station, one of our students gave a presentation on the similarities and differences between the bachelor’s degree programs in Information Management (and Information Management part-time) at Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the Library and Information Science program at OsloMet.
The students at OsloMet were very helpful and answered all of Davud´s questions about their study program. The main differences between the German and Norwegian programs seem to be that the Norwegian courses don´t include marketing or online media such as open access. The program enables the students to work in libraries. The German program allows more flexible career paths but even outside the library sector. The German students have 19 weeks of internship, while the Norwegian students have only five weeks to do. After this interesting lecture, the group headed to Oslo S station to catch the train at 11.54 am to Oslo airport.
We arrived on time at Oslo airport and everyone spent the time differently until the departure flight to Copenhagen at 3.10 pm, which however started five minutes late. We met again at the gate. We landed on time at 4.20 p.m. in Copenhagen and had a connecting time of just 45 minutes. However, since the gates were close to each other, this was not a problem. At 5.05 pm we were supposed to take off for Hanover. We landed at 6.25 pm at Hannover airport. There the group separated again. Some of us were picked up directly at the airport, some took the train to Hannover main station, where the group split up at 7.30 p.m. and each of us made the last few meters of the journey home.
We would like to thank the Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts for making it possible for us to participate in BOBCATSSS 2023. Furthermore, our thanks go to Mrs Blümel and Mrs Clausing for the super travel planning and company.
Written by Eva Wirsing