|sak||item / case|
"item" refers to matters discussed in minuted meetings. 'Agenda item 2011/09'.
"Case" means a particular situation relating to a person or thing: 'A case of racial discrimination'. It also refers to injury, disease or legal action: 'the company brought a case against the publishers'
|sakkyndig komité||expert committee|
|saksbehandler||case officer / contact person|
(At faculty level, the term "Faculty Officer" is used at UiO. At NTNU, the term "contact person" is used)
|saksbehandling||administrative procedure |
'The administrative procedure for processing applicants will take a month'
|saksgang ||procedures / routines / workflow|
|saksliste (se "dagsorden")||agenda|
'We have seven items on the agenda today'. See "item"
|saksmengde||volume of work|
'The supporting documentation for Item 4.2 was circulated to the board.'
|saksøker ||plaintiff / claimant|
|samarbeidsavtale ||cooperation agreement|
|samarbeidskomité ||liaison committee|
|samarbeidsmodell ||cooperative model |
|samarbeidsprosjekt ||joint project|
|Samferdselsdepartementet||Ministry of Transport and Communications |
|samfunnsforskning ||social science research|
|samfunnsvitenskap ||social sciences|
|samfunnsviter ||social scientist|
|samlet vurdering||total assessment|
|samlingsbasert (undervisning) ||session-based teaching|
'The course will combine session-based teaching in the Autumn semester with project work in the Spring semester'
|sammensatte betegnelse||compound name|
|sammensatte lærevansker ||complex learning difficulties|
|Samordna opptak||Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS)|
'Applications to undergraduate studies at public institutions of higher education in Norway are to be made to the centralized application processing centre - Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (http://info.samordnaopptak.no/english)
'Globalization is the university's new priority area'
|sekretær ||Secretary |
|seksjonssjef / seksjonsleder||Head of Section|
(Part of a unit in a university administration or research group)
|selvangivelse ||tax return |
|selvstendig arbeid||independent work|
'All independent work by students will be graded separately'
|selvstendig næringsdrivende||self-employed businessperson / self-employed tradesperson|
|selvvalgt pensum (se "spesialpensum")||syllabus selected by student|
(For the academic year, most HE institutions in Norway use British English: Autumn semester and Spring semester. Some institutions also have a Summer semester)
|semesterplan||semester plan (schedule of teaching etc.)|
|semesterprøve / semesteroppgave||semester assignment / semester paper |
(Often called "term paper" in the UK and USA)
|semesterstart||start of the semester|
'The spring semester starts on 10 January'.
|semestervarighet||length of the semester / duration of the semester|
(A meeting, workshop or conference: 'The kick-off seminar was arranged in Harriet Holter's House at the University of Oslo')
|seniorforsker ||Senior Researcher |
|seniorkonsulent||Senior Executive Officer |
|seniorrådgiver ||Senior Adviser |
|sensor (se "sensur")||examiner |
(The term is also used for an external examiner. Do not confuse this with "grading")
Grade as a verb means to give marks / grades to students based on written work. 'I spent all weekend grading papers' This is especially American English. See "grade (noun)"
|sensurering (se "vurdering")||grading|
'The grading of examination answer papers will be finished on 3 June'. See "grade (noun)", "determine the grade"
|sensurfrist||announcement of grades / deadline for submitting grades |
|sensur (se "ny sensur", "sensor", "vurdering")||examination result |
'The examination results will be announced on 3 July'. See "grade" (verb)
'An appeal regarding the grade awarded is to be sent to the Faculty that is responsible for the course', see "decision"
|Senter for forskningsdrevet innovasjon (SFI)||Centre for Research-based Innovation (CRI)|
|Senter for fremragende forskning (SFF)||Norwegian Centre of Excellence (CoE)|
|Senter for fremragende undervisning ||Centre for Teaching Excellence |
|Senterleder||Head of Centre|
|sidemål ||alternative form of Norwegian|
|sikte||charge / accuse|
|sitat||quote / quotation |
("quote" or more formally "quotation" / "citation")
|sivilarbeider||civilian worker |
|siviling / sivilingeniør, se "master i teknologi"||sivilingeniør |
(One of the main professional organizations - Tekna - is called 'The Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals' in English)
|siviløkonom / siv.økon.||siviløkonom / siv.økon.|
(A professional qualification master's level)
|siving / siving. / siv. ing., se "siviling"|
|Skattedirektoratet ||Directorate of Taxes |
|skatteklasse||tax class |
(There are two tax classes. Singles are assessed in class 1. Married couples are assessed in class 2 when only one of the spouses has income.)
|skattekort||tax deduction card / tax card|
'You can order a tax deduction card at www.skatteetaten.no, click on "skattekort" or search for "application for tax-card"'
|skatteoppgjør||tax settlement notice / tax assessment notice |
(This shows the total amount of tax to be paid, how much tax has been deducted or paid in advance and the upaid tax or tax refund)
|Skifteretten||Probate and Bankruptcy Court|
|skoleeksamen||written examination, see "home examination"|
|skriftlig bedømmelse ||written evaluation|
|skriftlig prøve||written test|
'Written examination' is an alternative term.
|skriftspråk ||written language |
|skyssgodtgjørelse ||travel allowance |
See "State travel allowance scale".
|sluttattest ||testimonial / reference |
|sluttkarakter||final grade (after a course)|
|sluttvurdering ||final assessment|
|småskoletrinnet||lower primary level (education) |
Consists of years 1-4 (age 6 to 10)
|sommerjobb (se "praksis")||vacation work|
Informally "summer job"
|sommerskole ||summer school |
|spesialemne se "valgemne"|
|spesialkompetanse ||specialist qualifications|
|spesialkunnskaper || specialist knowledge|
|spesialpedagog ||special needs teacher|
|spesialpedagogikk ||special needs education|
|spesialpensum, se "selvvalgt pensum"||specialized syllabus selected by student|
(Note that "spesialpensum" has a greater degree of specialization than "selvvagt pensum")
|spesielle omstendigheter ||special circumstances, see "extenuating circumstances"|
|spesielle opptakskrav (se "generell studiekompetanse")||specific entrance requirements|
'For admission to some programmes of study you need to satisfy specific entrance requirements'
|spesiell kvote||special quota|
|spesiell vurdering||specific individual assessment / special assessment|
"specific individual assessment" refers to an individual student. The alternative, "special assessment" could refer to a group)
|spisskompetanse ||expertise / cutting-edge expertise|
|språkkompetanse ||language proficiency|
|språkkunnskaper ||foreign language skills|
|språklaboratorium || language laboratory|
|språksamfunn || language community|
|språkstimulering ||language enhancement|
|språkundervisning|| language teaching|
|spørreundersøkelse||questionnaire / survey|
("Staff" is used more generally than "stab". It either means employees in general = "personale", or the group that reports directly to a director or the rector): 'The Rector's staff have a meeting tomorrow'
|Staten||the (Norwegian) State / the authorities|
|Statens lønnsregulativ ||State salary scale |
|Statens lånekasse for utdanning ||State Educational Loan Fund|
|Statens Pensjonskasse ||Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund |
|Statens reiseregulativ ||State travel allowance scale|
|Statistisk sentralbyrå||Statistics Norway (national statistics office) |
|statlig høgskole||State University College / University College|
(Capitalize proper names, lower case otherwise, "university college students")
|statsautorisert revisor||State Authorized Public Accountant|
|statsautorisert translatør||Government Authorized Translator|
|statsautorisert translatør ||government authorized translator|
|statsstøtte ||government funding|
|stifte (et foretak)||establish (an enterprise) / informally "found a company" |
'Our external contact work is handled by a foundation'
|stiftelsesdokument||memorandum of association|
|stiftelsesår||year of foundation |
position (normal term to use): 'Student Service has three new positions'. Post (higher positions). 'We will advertise the post of professor in...'. Job (often temporary work). 'The Technical Division will have some summer jobs available for students this year'. (Note that job is used with other terms, such as "job description").
|stillingsbeskrivelse||job description / description of position (more formal)|
|stillingsbetegnelse ||title |
|stillingsinnehaver||person holding the position|
'This contract is terminated when the person holding the position returns'
|stillingsinnhold||duties / work description|
'The member of staff is to accept any changes in his/her work description or duties'
|stillingsinstruks ||description of the position|
|stillingsomtale, se "betenkning"||detailed description of the position |
(Used when the position is advertised)
se "forskningsstipend, utdanningsstipend")
|stipendiatstilling, se "stipendiat", "ph.d.-stipendiatstilling"||PhD position|
|Stortinget||the Storting |
(In explanations add "Norwegian Parliament", if necessary)
|Stortingsmelding||Report to the Storting / White Paper|
("White Paper" is a useful alternative as it is the international equivalent)
|Stortingsproposisjon||Proposition to the Storting / bill before the Storting |
(The use of the term "bill" as in "bill before the Storting" / "parliamentary bill" describe the international equivalent)
|Stortingsvedtak ||Storting resolution / parliamentary resolution |
|straffbar||punishable / against the law|
|straffbart forhold||criminal offence |
|stryke (se "ikke bestått")||fail|
fail (verb): 'He failed the written examination in...' (See "fail" noun)
'The department has three student assistant positions available'
|studentbolig||student housing / student accommodation |
(Normally provided by the Student Welfare Organization)
|studentby ||student village / student town|
"studentby" (om boliger) = "student village" means a large-scale housing complex reserved for students.
"studentby" = "student town" means the urban centre where students are studying
|Studentenes og Akademikernes Internasjonale Hjelpefond (SAIH)||Norwegian Students' and Academics' International Assistance Fund|
|studenter med særskilte behov||students with special needs|
(A recommended term to replace "disabled students")
|studentkort / studiekort / studiebevis||student identity card |
(informally "student card")
|student med spesielle behov||student with special needs|
|studentmiljø ||student life / student community|
"student life" (general term) / "student community"(organized group): 'She is a leading figure in the student community'.
|studentmottaket (mottaksprogram)||Student Induction Programme|
("Orientation Week (for new students)" and "Student Introductory Programme" are other alternatives)
|studentnummer ||student identity number |
student identity number (abbrev. "student no.") - studentnummer (fork. studentnr.)
|studentopptak ||student admissions|
|Studentparlament / Studentting ||Student Parliament|
(This person can advise students how to contact representatives of most religions)
|studentrekruttering||recruitment of students|
|Studentsamskipnaden||Student Welfare Organization|
|studieansiennitet ||seniority (number of credits obtained)|
(Although this term is used internationally, many Norwegian HE institutions use other English translations)
|studiebelastning||student work load|
'The student work load is 30 credits this semester'
|studiedirektør||Director of Academic Affairs|
('Director of Student and Academic Division' is used at NTNU)
|studieenhet||study unit |
|studieenhetsbeskrivelse||study unit description|
|studiefinansiering ||educational grants and loans |
(see "Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund")
|Studieforbundet, se "Folkeuniversitetet"|
|studieforskrift ||see "forskrift om studier"|
(Internationally 'Prospectus' is often used)
|studiekamerat ||fellow student. |
‘Due to our buddy system, international students will soon get to know their fellow students’.
|studiekatalog||programme of study catalogue / prospectus|
"Prospectus" is used internationally. 'The full text of the Graduate Studies Prospectus is available on this website (University of Cambridge).
|studiekonsulent (se "studieveileder") |
|studiekvalitet||quality of education|
|studieleder (se "programansvarlig")||Head of Studies / Programme Coordinator|
|studieløp||course of study|
(In BE, this means a period of study at a college or university: 'a two-year college course'. In AE this is usually called 'a two-year college program'. See "course"
|studielån||educational loan / student loan (informally)|
see "Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund"
|studiemiljø|| study environment / environment for study|
|studieopphold ||study: 'She studies at Oslo and Leeds'. |
("Internship" is an alternative if it refers to a clinical placement etc.
|studieopphold i utlandet (se '"delstudium i utlandet").||period of study abroad |
'These programme requirements are effective from 1 January 2009'
|studieplan / programplan (se "pensum")||programme description |
(The content of a degree or programme of study, decided by the academic institution. See "programme catalogue", curriculum", "syllabus")
|studieplass||place (on a programme of study)|
'We have 60 places available in Medicine this year' (see "offer of admission to a programme of study")
|studiepoengreduksjon (se "faglig overlapp") ||credit reduction due to overlapping courses |
|studiepoeng (se "poeng")||credit |
(60 credits equal one year of full-time study. In accordance with ECTS)
|studieprogram||programme of study|
(This can be a one to two-year programme, bachelor's, master's or PhD programme). Informally this is termed "study programme"
'The student's progress in relation to the nominal length of study'. (See "nominal length of study")
|studieprogresjonsregler||regulations regarding progress of study |
(see "nominal length of study", "progress")
|studiereglement / studiereglementet (se "forskrift om studier")||see "forskrift om studier"|
|studieretning (se "fagområde")||programme option|
(The European Commission uses 'field of study' as a defining term for the disciplines within the main subject area: 'French', 'Computer Science'. See "major/specialization", "subject area" ). "Discipline" is an alternative term.
|studierett||admission to a course or specific programme of study.|
|studiesituasjon||conditions affecting study|
|studiestart||start of studies|
'Studies in this programme start on 20 August'
|studietilbud||educational provision /education offered|
(A more specific alternative is "Degrees and programmes of study at ...")
|studieutvalg||Academic Affairs Committee |
(This is at the institutional level)
(See "academic supervision", "tutorial", "counselling" and "counselling meeting")
|studieveiledningstjeneste||student advisory service / student guidance |
(See "academic supervision" and "counselling")
|studieår, se "akademisk år"||academic year|
|studium||course of study|
(Period of study at a higher education institution)
|styremedlem||Board Member / Member of the Board|
|styresak||matter for the Board / item (in a Board meeting)|
|styresammensetning ||composition of the board|
|styret ||the Board|
'The Board is discussing this matter'. (A singular verb is normally used)
|styret selv||the board itself|
|styrets leder / styreleder||Chair of the Board |
|styringsorgan||administrative body / governing body|
|støtte||support / backing |
"support" (financial or moral)
"backing" (moral). 'Rector has the full backing of the Board'
(See "perspective course")
|støttefag||minor subject / complementary subject|
|støttelitteratur ||supplementary literature / supplementary reading |
|svaksyn, se "synshemming"|
|svaksynt||visually impaired |
'This building is designed for visually impaired students' / 'This building is designed for students with visual impairments' (see "impaired vision", "students with special needs")
|svar ||answer / reply|
(Both "answer" and "reply" are common nouns and verbs. An alternative verb, "respond" is less common and more formal. See "response")
'The application deadline is 15 June'
|svennebrev ||craft certificate |
(This entitles someone to practise the trade concerned, see "apprentices' final examination")
|svenneprøve ||apprentices' final examination|
(Final examination after apprenticeship in a organization or at Upper Secondary School, see "craft certificate")
|sykefravær||absence due to illness |
(A permitted period away from work. Informally "sick leave")
|sykepermisjon||leave of absence (due to illness)|
'Jon Olsen has a leave of absence until 20 September'. See "medical certificate".
|sykmelding ||medical certificate / doctor's certificate|
see "self-certification of absence"
|synshemming ||impaired vision|
'Impaired vision covers the terms partially sighted, low vision, legally blind, and totally blind' (see "visually impaired")
|sysselsatte (antall sysselsatte)||employed ( number of employees )|
|særlige regler||special regulations|
|særordning||special arrangement |
|særskilt klageorgan ||special appeals body|
|søkere som ikke kan poengberegnes||applicants not applicable to points calculation|
|søkerliste||list of applicants|
'The list of applicants is available next week'
|søk (i database, litteratur osv.)||search|
(The term "søkemotor" is translated as "search engine" in English)
'Please fill in this application and return it before 1 July'
|søksmål ||legal action / legal proceedings|
‘There is one condition before commencing