This is SiO Associations

SiO Associations consists of five employees and a manager, all of whom have long experience and a high degree of competency in managing volunteer work and student associations. Get in touch with us by sending an email to or directly to one of us.


Mike Fürstenberg

Responsible for course development and institutions.

"In a student association you can meet new and interesting people, and master new fields"

Mike earned his B.Sc at Oslo University College of Applied Science (HiOA) in 2002. During his time as a student he worked for the Student Parliament at HiOA for two years. After that Mike has had several functions within SiO Associations. Mike is also involved in several volunteer associations, like “TV-aksjonen” a national fundraising organization, and local sports teams at Tåsen. / 917 32 915




Katrine Knoph Nilsen

Advisor for management and directorial work, organisational development and motivation. Responsible for courses concerning leaders and board work.

"Whatever your starting point, your years as a student will be better by being a part of a student association"

Katrine is a political scientist who has also studied organisation and leadership and has earned a M.A from the University of Oslo. She has done research on motivation in volunteer work among students, and has worked as volunteer coordinator for the music festival “Norwegian wood”. She also has broad experience from the Norwegian Student Society, through café management, event management, the board of directors and from the management of music festivals. / 467 43 628



Linn Seime Thistel

Advisor for communication and recruitment

"Joining a student society is the safest choice you can make as a student"

Linn earned her B.A in media and communication studies from the Oslo University College of Applied Science (HiOA), combined with a year studying travel management in Lillehammer. Throughout her studies she was involved in several student associations, for example as editor in chief of the student paper at Lillehammer University College and as manager of the communications department at the Norwegian student society (DNS). / 453 92 017



Felicitas Scheffknecht

Project coordinator for Associations For Everyone and digital solutions

“Being a part of a student association is the best low threshold offer for expanding your social life.”

Felicitas is educated in both social sciences and humanistic subjects. She is currently pursuing a masters in English at the University Of Oslo. Even though she has moved around a lot, she has always been engaged in volunteer work for different organisations and associations. Among others, Samfunnsvitenskapelig Fakultetsforening (SVFF), the exchange organisation AFS and the Cultural Board.