Trondheim – an intimate big city in Norway
Trondheim was founded in 997 by the Viking king Olav Tryggvason and was the capital of Norway in the Viking age. The cathedral, built from 1070 on, is the most important Gothic monument in Norway and was Northern Europe’s most important Christian pilgrimage site during the Middle Ages. The pilgrims that were not healed by the relics of St. Olav could perhaps seek help at Trondhjems Hospital, the first Norwegian health institution, founded in 1277.
Today, Trondheim is the third largest city of Norway with approximately 190,000 inhabitants and 35,000 students. The city houses the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) which is the largest of the universities in Norway, St. Olavs University Hospital with its approximately 10,000 employees , Rosenborg football club, and Trampe – the only bicycle lift in the world.
In 2014, Rosenborg did not win the national football league, but instead Edvard and May-Britt Moser (NTNU) won the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology for discovering cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain. In the field of neuro-oncology contributions from Trondheim include the development of navigated three-dimensional ultrasound for intraoperative image guidance and demonstrating the survival gain from up-front surgery in patients with low grade gliomas.
We are very much looking forward to seeing you at the Scandinavian Society of Neuro-Oncology meeting in Trondheim!