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International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFIT) 2021 in Norway

Deadline: 27th of September at 23:59

ISFiT21 will be in February 2021, from 11.02.21 to 22.02.21

The theme for ISFiT21 is “Creating Knowledge

SFiT is the world’s largest international student festival, taking place in February in Trondheim, Norway. We gather students from different national and cultural backgrounds to talk and connect through exciting and engaging topics and discussions.

What is ISFiT?

The International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFiT), is the world’s largest international student festival. It has been organized every second year since 1990, gathering students from all over the world for ten days of dialogue, cultural events, workshops and more. The next festival takes place in February 2021, and will invite 500 students from over 100 different countries to discuss the theme Creating Knowledge.


  • Accommodation

  • Three meals per day

  • Transportation in Trondheim

  • Event

  • Some financial aid may be available for applicants to cover travel costs, and you can apply for this aid in the application. There is no guarantee that it will be provided you financial assistance to travel to Trondheim however.


Each festival, ISFiT explores a new theme which in some way regards or affects students across the globe. The theme for ISFiT21 is ‘Creating Knowledge’. With this theme, we want to explore the challenges and opportunities related to knowledge. These are some of the questions we will ask about this theme: 

  • What is knowledge really?

  • What implications does it have that knowledge is constructed, that the spreading of knowledge is regulated and that we have easier access to some knowledge than others? 

  • How can we as students take an active part in creating knowledge?

Knowledge is all-embracing and essential, it is what we do every day and who we are. Knowledge is power- therefore we must discuss it!

Thematic directions

This theme is divided into six thematic directions. These directions are guidelines which narrow down the theme, as well as show how broad it can be interpreted.

Academia and educational systems: Who has access to creating, spreading and acquiring knowledge? And how can we as students create and have an active relation to knowledge?

Culture and activism: How does culture create knowledge? How can culture and knowledge work as a force of change in society, and how can different forms of activism work as a way of creating and spreading knowledge?

Norms and values: How does knowledge affect what we do every day and who we are? How does knowledge shape our values, culture and norms, and how do values, culture and norms shape what knowledge we create?

Knowledge as power: How does knowledge work as a tool for both empowerment and suppression, who uses it and how?

Media: What is the media’s role in creating, spreading and regulating knowledge both nationally and internationally?

Technology: How can technology affect and change our access to knowledge and the knowledge being produced? And how can the development of technology create both challenges and opportunities in creating, spreading and acquiring knowledge?



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