Coming CPN activities

The coming events are planned and listed below. Further detailed information will be followed up soon actvitiy by activity due the registration needed.

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CPN 2017年摄影比赛



一年一度的CPN 摄影比赛已开始征稿, 我们衷心期待你的参与!


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Report of CPN Seminar on What can Norway and other western countries gain from Chinese learning culture?

The second CPN seminar was held as planned on 26th of June in the library of University of Oslo. There were over 20 CPN members and Norwegians who attended this seminar, although the summer holiday had just begun from this day.

Prof. Arild Tjeldvoll talked about in details his book, titled “Can Norway learn from China - School quality”. His answer is a very big "Yes" based on his many years of comparative research in education and case studies in China and other countries such Finland, Denmark, France and USA etc. He pointed out Norway could learn a lot from Chinese learning culture. He highly praised the Chinese educational system and criticized the quality of Norwegian school, particularly primary and secondary school in Norway. Many questions were asked from the audience and active discussions took place during the whole seminar. Feedback from the participants are very good, for instance, the seminar is interesting and inspiring.

Prof. Arild Tjeldvoll is so generous to give the electronic version of his book for free to all the participants by request.

Photos by Xinli Wang

Report for seminar ‘Interview technique and tips – putting your best self forward’

The first CCI seminar of 2017 was successfully held June 19th at Litteraturhuset, Oslo. The topic of the seminar was "Interview technique and tips – putting your best self forward", given by the senior career advisor and recruiter Lene Rutle from NES Advantage Solutions. Despite the bad weather and heavy rain, 60 people from 21 different nationalities, registered online or at the place, attended the seminar.

Lene Rutle had two job-seeking seminars for CCI before. Last year, she talked about “Knowledge of Job Hunting”. This time, she mainly concentrated on how to be successful in a job interview as a candidate. She went through each step of an interview with examples and tips: how to do information preparation, communication channels, number of interviews and focus areas in each interview, how to present yourself, common questions, closing of interview, etc. She unveiled what recruiters are really looking for: qualification, consistency in all channels, trustworthiness, insight of strengths and improvements areas, and motivation.

The seminar lasted more than 2 hours without break, but the audience kept high enthusiasm with questions and discussions until the end of the seminar. The atmosphere of the seminar was quite free. After the seminar, many participants even stood in a long queue and waiting to talk with the speaker with their own questions! The feedbacks from the participants were very positive and good. Most of them were well engaged and inspired by the useful advices and tips. They learned a lot from the seminar and were satisfied with the answers from the speaker. Many people asked for more such seminars in the future.

CPN seminar 26th of June, 2017: What can Norway and other western countries gain from Chinese learning culture?

CPN Seminar: What Can Norway and other Western Countries Gain from Chinese Learning Culture?

We all hope that our children will get the best education and become something in the future. What is the best education? What is the difference in education betweenChina and Norway? What can Norway and other Western countries gain from the Chinese learning culture? Professor Arild Tjeldvoll as the speaker at the seminar will give you some interesting points of view on the questions above,based on his book entitled "Can Norway Learn from China? - School Quality". He will talk about his book in details by discussion, and then answer questions from the audiences.

Prof. Tjeldvoll was professor in the field of comparative and international education at University of Oslo for thirty years. He had affiliated positions and longer research stays at universities in the United Kingdom (Cambridge), the United States (Harvard and Stanford), Sweden (Stockholm), Lithuania (Vilnius and Kaunas), Zimbabwe, South Africa (Western Cape), China (Xiamen), Finland (Jyvaeskylae), Hong Kong and Taiwan (National Chi Nan).

The seminar will be given in English and free of charge.Please register you below.

CCI Seminar: Interview techniques and tips - putting your best self forward Monday June 19. 2017 at Litteraturhuset (OPEN)

To register below within June 15th, 2017

Competence Center for Immigrants (CCI) is going to arrange a new job-seeking seminar on Monday 19. June 2017. Job seeking is the act of looking for employment. The immediate goal of job seeking is usually to obtain a job interview with an employer which may lead to getting hired. Knowing how to handle interviews is obviously the key to landing a job. This time the seminar speaker Lene Rutle will give some useful interview tips to the audience.