Norway, a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordered on the east by Sweden, Finland, and Russia, is known as the "Land of the Midnight Sun." The capital city of Norway is Oslo. The current population of Norway is about 5.5 million. Nearly half of the population of the country lives in the far south, in the regions around the capital city, Oslo. The climate here is wet and mild compared to the east and the north, where winters are longer and colder. Norway is a very popular and great destination for studying abroad. The Norwegian higher education sector is known for its high academic standards and has some of the best universities in the world, such as the University of Oslo, the University of Bergen, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and many more. Norway has a universal health care system and a comprehensive education system for students who have Norwegian citizenship, providing an opportunity to obtain a degree at a quality university at no cost.