Traces of North

Traces of North

Openness, trust, creativity, sustainability and compassion are values common to The Nordics. The stories we’ve curated so far embody these values. From small to large, from products to feelings. See The Nordics in the world below.

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Higher education in the Nordics are publicly funded

Openness
Equality
Innovation

Almost all education across the Nordics is free for its citizens, and the result is a resourceful population with a broad range of skills. This is combined with some of the world’s highest investments in research has created a high-tech and innovative society. 

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Equality
Culture
Europe

A trace of Nordic gender equality coming up: Massive congratulations to the Icelandic musician and...

Innovation
Food
North America

The history of the hamburger is still a matter of much dispute. There are several different versions...

Sustainability
Global

In just a year, battling for the climate has become a global, public movement. Every Friday, young...

Trust
Culture
Global

Game of Thrones, the fantasy-drama television epic that is renowned as the most famous series of all...

Equality
Openness
Trust
Oceania

If you want to explore the spectacular scenery of Iceland, all it takes is a pledge that you will...

Innovation
Culture
Happiness
Oceania

For those who never had the space, the money, or perhaps the guts to take up horse riding, there’s...

Innovation
Design
Global

Without the spray can mechanism we would smell worse, and, one could very well argue, we would live...

Openness
Trust
Happiness
Global

Living and sharing with other people is growing in popularity. Shared living, co-living and...

Food
Happiness
Health
Global

It’s similar to yogurt but packed with protein. It’s been proven to date back to the age of the...

Trust
Democracy
Oceania

The Vikings might not be the first you think of when talking about human rights and democracy. But...

Innovation
Entrepreneurship
Africa

When the artist, Olafur Eliasson set out to combine the power of art with the power of business, he...

Innovation
Health
South America

The heart is not only perceived as the centre for our emotions. It is also the muscle that makes...

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Innovation
Design
Europe

The Nordic countries are proud to be at the forefront when it comes to the green technologies of the...

Openness
Democracy
North America

The Nordics believe in public service media and journalism as a fundamental part of democracy. But...

Innovation
Entrepreneurship
North America

In a café in Manhattan. The music in the loudspeaker comes from the phone that shares it with a...

Innovation
Democracy
Asia

The Nobel Peace Prize – awarded for outstanding contributions to peace - is almost as explosive as...

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Innovation
Entrepreneurship
Asia

The Nordic countries are a non-hierarchical, informal society. Words like Sir and Miss have not been...

Sustainability
Design
North America

Large parts of the Nordics are not densely populated. This is one of the reasons why the air is so...

Innovation
Education
Asia

In the Nordic countries, children are not expected to just follow orders in school. They used to be,...

Compassion
Culture
Asia

The Nordic countries have always considered the responsibility for children as much a matter for...

Sustainability
Climate
Asia

Who can answer the question of how to provide sustainable energy and green technology to tackle our...

Openness
Culture
North America

Former US President Barack Obama said he was grateful for what Danish pastor N.F.S. Grundtvig did -...

Equality
Openness
Culture
Happiness
Global

A Danish word making its way into the English dictionary is not something that happens very often -...

Innovation
Education
Asia

For nearly 20 years, the toy company, Lego has offered a programme to Chinese school children, which...

Innovation
Education
Asia

What do you get when great game designers team up with the academic brains from top universities and...

Innovation
Food
Asia

Variations on the theme of sushi are almost endless. But, as everyone knows, these days most sushi...

Equality
Culture
Democracy
Europe

When Lithuanian boys and girls are introduced to a new empowerment approach to gender equality, the...

Innovation
Design
Asia

For the Nordic countries, navigation has always been crucial. To find their way around in their own...

Equality
Health
Asia

Helping, sharing and caring are popular values, also in the Nordic countries. Not just among...

Innovation
Design
Africa

The original LifeStraw, which was created in 1996 by the company Vestergaard, was genius in...

Innovation
Design
Asia

When Akanksha from New Delhi carries home a bottle of milk, the bottle is seldom a bottle. In many...

Equality
Africa

What made Fadumo Dayib decide to be the first woman ever to run for presidency in Somalia? To her...

Sustainability
Entrepreneurship
Food
South America

What to do when offered an opportunity 10,492 kilometres away in Bolivia, to become chef of a new...

Openness
Innovation
Trust
Design
North America

The three-point seatbelt – widely recognized as the single most effective safety device in car...

Innovation
Design
North America

The issue with bike helmets is simple. They do not make you look really smart. Although they are...

Openness
North America

Linux, the most widely used open source operating system in the world was developed in 1991. The...

Innovation
Entrepreneurship
Asia

One of the best known Japanese brands outside Japan is the beer Kirin Ichiban. Less well known is...

Democracy
Europe

The Manx Parliament in Tynwald, Isle of Main is one of the oldest parliaments in the world. Over 1...

Trust
Democracy
North America

Transport in the Nordic countries has often been based on the concept of democratic sharing.

Openness
Trust
Culture
Asia

In the sauna, everyone is as equal as when they were created. At least in terms of the clothes they...

Happiness
Health
Asia

Happiness can be a hard thing for people to measure and rank. But when they do, many of the Nordic...

Compassion
Openness
Asia

Regional and political collaboration in the Nordics are among the world’s oldest and most wide...

Sustainability
Design
Entrepreneurship
South America

How does one combine environmentalism, sustainability and luxury fashion? The formula is the unique...

Sustainability
Food
Asia

The Nordics have traditions for innovative sustainability. In many regions, more than 50% of the...

Equality
North America

The 4 top spots on the Global Gender Gap index are held by the Nordics. Objectively things are going...

Compassion
Asia

When the western world went through an economic boom in the 1950’s, the Nordic countries spent most...

Design
Africa

The best kind of knowledge is the kind that is available to everyone. This is why most knowledge and...

Innovation
Europe

Skype was the first unicorn company in the Nordics, which means it was the first Nordic tech-startup...

Innovation
Oceania

The Nordics are nations where the garbage man often lives on the same street as the heart surgeon....

Compassion
Sustainability
Education
North America

Robert Strand, Sarah Bly and their two boys, Jonas and Mikkel, are applying the best of the Nordics...

Sustainability
Innovation
Food
Asia

Far from his native India, Sanjoo Malhotra found himself turning to cooking. At first, his goal was...

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A trace can be large or small; a feeling, an idea, a building or a product, anything that has made its way from The Nordics out into the world.