Study and Discover: Norway

Ilya Manuylov Start Date: Nov 10, 2016 - End Date: Dec 11, 2016
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Bergen, Norway

My Travel Story

by: Ilya Manuylov Start Date: Nov 10, 2016 - End Date: Dec 11, 2016
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
Hello everyone!

For those who do not know me, my name is Ilya Manuylov, and currently I am a student at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow (HSE). This year I have started my studies towards MSc in Economics. Recently I have been given an opportunity to participate in the bilateral exchange program with the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH, Bergen, Norway) in the spring semester. It would both help me to continue previous research and get relevant academic experience from a high-ranking institution. However, according to 'Numbeo', Bergen is one the most expensive cities in the world and cost of living here is 147.44% (!) higher than in Moscow. That is why I hope to obtain some financing here.

Personal background
I have been studying economics for almost seven years and already got some remarkable achievements. Namely, in I won the All-Russian Olympiad for school students in Economics and entered the university without exams. During my bachelor studies I have participated in several conferences devoted to different issues of the modern global economy (production networks, trade models, multinationals, financial architecture, etc.). Finally, this year I have published in Russian scientific journals several articles devoted to the aspects of global value chains institutional organization. Thus, I have successfully entered national academic community.

Why NHH?
Exchange program in NHH helps to join international scholars and achieve a greater progress in academic development. First and foremost, it enables to communicate with professors that determine modern trends in economic research. Secondly, outlines of the courses offered in the School show that they are not purely about theory but also about its implications to real life. Thus, it teaches to conduct practically applicable researches that are of the most value nowadays. Last but not least, there are also highly specialized courses in international economics that both attract me as a researcher and would become highly complement to my current curriculum. Therefore, entering the exchange program in NHH would become an extra driver to continue my work over most acute aspects of the modern world economy, its modeling and empirics.

What have been done already?
  • letter of acceptance received;
  • deposit for the student accomodation paid;
  • flight booked;
  • visa application registered.
What is required?
  • payment to obtain the residence permit (3200 NOK);
  • monthly rent (3060 NOK + electricity);
  • transportation (1000 NOK per month);
  • food (3000 NOK per month).
What is the outcome?
  • research paper on the drivers of global production networks development;
  • forthcoming participation in the 2nd World Congress of Comparative Economics;
  • presentation of the HSE double-degree programs;
  • cultural exchange;
  • colorful photos and calendar for the year of 2018 :)

By the way, if you do not want to donate, but have some information regarding cheaper accomodation in Bergen or a part-time job, please, contact me via one of the links in social nets listed here.
  • Bergen, Norway