The 8th International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education takes place June 16-19, 2013.
The conference will be held at Hedmark University College, Campus Hamar, which is located in Eastern Norway. This area is served by the main Norwegian international airport (Oslo Airport OSL), and it is therefore easy to get here from almost anywhere in the world.
Hedmark University College is located in the eastern part of Norway, approximately a 1.5 hours train ride north of Oslo, the capital of Norway. With more than 7500 students and 460 employees it is one of the largest university colleges in the country. It provides high standards and modern research-based education. The Faculty of Education and Natural Sciences at Campus Hamar has 1700 students enrolled in programs within the fields of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Teacher Education, Fine Arts, Computer Science, and Biotechnology. The faculty offers a music teacher education program, a master's degree with a major in music, and a PhD program in teaching and teacher education, with an emphasis on music education. In the music department there are a number of active, internationally oriented researchers and research fellows.
The town of Hamar is situated in the fertile cultural landscape along the banks of Norway’s largest lake, Mjøsa. Hamar is a place where rural traditions blend with urban lifestyles, offering exciting adventures for the curious-minded. Our campus is located in the town centre, and as a visitor at the Faculty of Education and Natural Sciences you benefit from a stimulating and inclusive academic environment matched with a wide range of extracurricular activities, new friends and memories you'll never forget.
Welcome to Hedmark University College, Campus Hamar!