Call for applications to the NHH Summer course on Rural Logistics

Call for applications to the NHH Summer course on Rural Logistics


We invite applicants for the summer course on Rural Logistics offered by the Department of Business and Management Science at NHH Norwegian School of Economics. The applicants must be Ph.D. or Master students. The course will run from Sunday August 12 morning to Saturday August 18 lunch, 2018.

For this course, there is no registration fee but the number of places is limited. To apply the candidates must submit a CV and a recommendation letter from a professor, preferably the thesis adviser. This application must submitted before June 1 by email to Julio C. Góez at The results of the selection process will be announced on June 15.


Lunches and social activity:

During the course, there will be lunches and refreshments offer. Additionally, we will have an afternoon with a social activity and dinner.  The cost for the lunches, social activity and dinner is NOK 1350, and this cost must be covered by the attendees.



The attendees have the option to share a room at the Bergen Hostel Montana, which includes breakfast. The cost per person for this accommodation is NOK 4500 for seven nights, and it must be cover by the attendees. To reserve a place with this option the attendees must confirm the reservation with Natalia Florez at before June 20.


EURO-NORS Scholarship:

We currently have three scholarships sponsored by EURO and NORS to cover the following local expenses:

  • Local accommodation in double rooms at the Bergen Hostel Montana, which includes breakfast;
  • Lunches and refreshments during the course breaks
  • And one afternoon with a social activity and dinner


The rest of the meals must be cover by the applicant; the travel expenses are not included in the scholarship.


To qualify for this scholarship the student must come from one of the countries with an existing society associated with EURO. The three beneficiaries of the scholarship will be selected from the pool of applicants qualified to take it, and the results of the selection process will be announced on June 15.


Course Description:

The Far North has its special challenges in terms of logistics planning. This course on rural logistics, focused on areas with a low density of people, long distances and difficult access conditions. Logistics planning in rural areas, such as the High North, is very different from logistics planning in cities and densely populated areas. The logistic issues related with rural areas are not well cover by the existing literature, for example timing of services is much more important than capacity – the bus is never full, but IS there a bus? We will focus on developing planning models for logistics when distances are vast, environmental uncertainties high, and connectedness is more important than capacity (contrary to city logistics). The course will be open to both master and PhD students. For more information contact Julio C. Góez at


This course has six modules:

  1. Introduction to rural logistics
  2. Industrial logistics in remote areas
  3. Maritime transportation
  4. Healthcare in underserved areas
  5. Distribution in rural areas
  6. Collaborative logistics


Course Lecturers

  1. Marilène Cherkesly, UQAM
  2. Claude Comtois, U. de Montréal
  3. Teodore Garbriel Crainic, UQAM
  4. Kjetil Fagerholt, NTNU
  5. Mario Guajardo, NHH
  6. Marie-Ève Rancourt, HEC Montréal
  7. Stein W. Wallace, NHH