Conservative Students' Association (Oslo)

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The Conservative Students' Association (Norwegian : Den Konservative Studenterforening) is a Norwegian students' association of the University of Oslo, [1] located at Majorstuen, Slemdalsveien 7 together with the Norwegian Students' Society. [2] It is politically conservative and is associated with the Conservative Party and the European Democrat Students. [1] It was founded by Vilhelm Aubert on March 16, 1891, and is Norway's oldest students' association. [2]

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  1. 1 2 "Den Konservative Studenterforening". University of Oslo . Retrieved October 25, 2010.
  2. 1 2 "Om DKSF" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on July 24, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2010.