COVID-19 Update:
Following instructions from both Greek and Norwegian governments on procedures to minimize the spread and effects of the COVID-19 epidemics, the Norwegian Institute at Athens will be closed to the public from March 16, 2020 until further notice. In the meantime, the Institute’s staff will still be available to assist you. The best way to contact the institute is via our email address: Individual emails of the institute’s staff are also available at our web site. Stay safe!
Νεότερα σχετικά με τον ιό COVID-19:
Με βάση τις οδηγίες που λάβαμε τόσο από την Ελληνική όσο και τη Νορβηγική κυβέρνηση ώστε να ελαχιστοποιηθεί η διάδοση καθώς και οι επιπτώσεις από την πανδημία του ιού COVID-19, το Νορβηγικό Ινστιτούτο Αθηνών θα παραμείνει κλειστό για το κοινό από 16 Μαρτίου 2020 μέχρι νεωτέρας. Κατά το διάστημα αυτό, το προσωπικό του Ινστιτούτου θα είναι διαθέσιμο. Ο καλύτερος τρόπος να επικοινωνείτε με το Ινστιτούτο είναι μέσω της ηλεκτρονικής μας διεύθυνσης: Μπορείτε επίσης να αναζήσετε τις προσωπικές ηλεκτρονικές διευθύνσεις του προσωπικού του Ινστιτούτου στην ιστοσελίδα μας. Να παραμένετε ασφαλείς!

The Norwegian institute at Athens for classical studies, archaeology and cultural history, was founded in 1989 under the aegis of the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR), and is financed and directed in collaboration by the Norwegian Universities of Bergen and Oslo. According to Greek law, all foreign archaeological institutes or schools are Archaeological schools, i.e. they are non-profit research institutions.

IMG_2234The institute is dedicated to research, teaching, publication and dissemination of the scientific study of heritage, history, archaeology and language of ancient Greece. While the main focus of the Institute’s activities is directed towards the study of the ancient cultural heritage, the scientific exploration of modern Greek culture is also an important part of its mission.

The Norwegian Institute at Athens is the principal resource in Greece for Norwegian academics and it aims to facilitate scientific discussion, exchange and education between the two countries. Among others, the Institute supports research by applying for research permits and by maintaining publication and lecture series through which the research is disseminated. The Institute co-organizes and hosts student courses in collaboration with Norwegian universities. Together with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Greece, the Institute also supports cultural cooperation and contacts between Norway and Greece.dialpast1

The Institute has an administrative staff of three employees, and a director from one of the participating Norwegian Universities. The directorship rotates after maximum two consecutive mandates. Her Majesty the Queen of Norway is the Patron of the Institute.

Quick Facts:

  • Founded on the 8th of May 1989
  • Financed and directed in collaboration by the Universities of Bergen and Oslo
  • Dedicated to facilitating the work of Norwegian scholars in Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Several completed and ongoing archaeological field projects
  • Offers student courses in collaboration with participating universities from Norway
  • Maintains a peer-reviewed publication series
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We Offer:

  • Support for researchers interested in working in Greece
  • Accommodation to scholars, researchers, and students at competitive prices in the center of Athens
  • Access to world-class library resources, including the Nordic Library and libraries of other foreign schools and institutes at Athens
  • Hosting and logistical support for academic and administrative visiting groups, seminars and conferences
  • Competitive financial support for students and scholars
  • Lectures and events on topics related to Greek, Mediterranean, and Nordic archaeology and the study of past and current culture