The construction industry in Norway has a shortage of engineers / technicians with expertise in road engineering and measurements, and these visits provide a win-win situation in which students receive a link between theory and practice while keeping their names in my head. The students appreciated the reception, study visits and the fantastic weather greatly.
Already in the first year of training graduates Planning and Building & construction invited students into Norway to see the interesting projects and problem areas. It is within the course G0013B (Geotechnology Basic Course) as the trip occurs. Public Roads Administration is involved in co-finance the trip and are therefore some of the first social contacts that students acquire in their education. Public Roads Administration and the Department of Mining and Geotechnical Engineering at the university has long had a good working relationship and it turns out, inter alia, in that they employ at least three each year of students who finish their studies in civil engineering and / or university degree.