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New world record at Campus Ullandhaug

On the first day of the new semester August 13th, 5000 people were invited to join fellow students and staff for an exciting breakfast event.

  • The world’s longest breakfast table
    A new world-record was set at UiS: the world’s longest breakfast table.
  • UiS representatives in front of the 680 meter long breakfast table
    Director Ole Ringdal, rector Marit Boyesen, president of the Fadder festival Kim-Roger Andersen and representatives from the student organisation in front of the 680 meter long breakfast table.
  • County Mayor Solveig Ege Tengesdal
    County Mayor Solveig Ege Tengesdal carried out the official opening of the breakfast.

Those who gathered around the 680 meter long breakfast table on campus Monday morning, took part in the attempt to set a new world-record: the world’s longest breakfast table. The table at UiS beat the previous record, set in Bodø in 2016, by 140 meters.

“The breakfast in Bodø was organised by a hotel chain, but what you saw here was the work of the students themselves”, said the president of the Fadder festival, Kim-Roger Andersen, beaming with pride.

Together with the rest of the Fadder team and a host of valued sponsors, Andersen had spent more than a year planning the record attempt. In addition to staples such as bread, juice and jam, guests could help themselves to more than 300 kilos of cheese and 200 kilos of ham.

County Mayor Solveig Ege Tengesdal carried out the official opening of the breakfast by welcoming students to Rogaland, often called Norway’s Culinary County. 

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Get ready to have both your thirst for knowledge and your hunger for food satisfied”, she said.

More than 12,000 students will be studying at the University of Stavanger this year.