From September 26 to November 8, two students from Tomsk State University - Alina Vasilyeva and Ksenia Pozovkina visited the Department of Psychology of Norwegian University of Science and Technology as guest researchers.
Here is what they tell about their visit:
"Two weeks that we spent in Trondheim, was a very fruitful period,- says Alina Vasilyeva. - Firstly, we attended the workshop "Research Techniques", where we not only listened to interesting lectures, but also were able to apply some acquired knowledge into practice. Secondly, after the workshop for nearly two weeks together with our Norwegian colleagues and fellow students we worked on the design of the experiments to be conducted in Tomsk by the colleagues from NTNU together with the members of the Laboratory for Cognitive Studies of language from TSU within a cross-cultural study project. In addition, we got acquainted with the university and laboratories, and had great time with our hopefully long-term colleagues and collaborators from Norway and Finland”.
“This visit was very informative and interesting not only from the scientific and educational perspective but also because of new cultural experience that we got – says Ksenia Pozovkina. “The first thing you notice when enter Trondheim is, of course, stunningly beautiful nature with its mountains and fjords, which, in combination with fabulous colorful houses, creates a unique and charming atmosphere that you fall in love at first sight. The second thing we liked was the magnificent gothic Nidaros Cathedral, where Norwegian monarchs were crowned. Historically this is the most important cathedral in Norway and one can see the spire of it from any part of the city. We were deeply impressed by its splendid architecture and piercing bell-ringing. The third thing we really liked is that all people speak English very well and can help you with any question. So I can say for myself I’m very happy for having such wonderful two-sided experience which was made possible by our participation in the Nordic project. Thanks to all who helped us to visit such an amazing place and who have been with us during our stay there! We had a great time!”