Crossing borders in the Svinesund region

Two researchers in economics and business administration from Østfold University College took part in a funded NFR-DAAD project on borders, border practices and regional economic development including a student research excursion to the Svinesund cross-border region.

From right til left: Birgit Leick (HiØ, ØSS), Birgit Glorius (Univ. of Technology Chemnitz), four students from the master course “European Studies” at University of Technology Chemnitz. Not on the picture: Theo Schewe. Picture taken by Louise Robertsson, Svinesundkommiteen, Strømstad.

Between 24 and 27 September 2018, Birgit Leick, Associate Professor Business Economic Analysis, and Theo Schewe, Associate Professor emeritus in Economics, and Associate Professor Birgit Glorius (University of Technology Chemnitz) organized a joint student excursion with German and Norwegian students. Students from the «International Marketing» class in the bachelor programmes Economics and Business Administration and International Communication and the master programme «European Studies» at University of Technology Chemnitz, Germany, took part in several activities. A highlight was the visit to Nordby Shopping Centre where the students did a survey among shoppers and shop owners. The focus of the excursion was on cross-border shopping tourism and economic development in the Svinesund region. The project is part of a NFR-DAAD project “Contesting Schengen: Effects of border enforcements on economic and social cohesion in European border spaces”, running from 2018 to 2019. For more information please contact Birgit Leick at

Text written by Birgit Leick.

Published Oct. 30, 2018 2:18 PM - Last modified Oct. 30, 2018 2:18 PM