Rune Ottosen in the National Commission for UNESCO

JMIC staff member Rune Ottosen has been appointed as a member of the Norwegian National Commission for UNESCO in the period 2017-2020 by the Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen.

The new Commission has eight members from different academic and civil sectors. The composition of the Commission reflects the four disciplines UNESCO: education, science, culture and communication.

The National Commission’s mandate is to promote UNESCO’s ideas and make UNESCO known in the Norwegian society. Co-operation with other National Commissions and international actors is a priority for the Commission. Read more

Master candidates graduate in Norhed project

The first master candidates of the Norhed project “RUIICAY-HIOA Intercultural Communication Linkage” graduate this fall. The project is a university network collaboration aiming to increase institutional capacities on autonomous intercultural communication in education and research. The students learn how to address the challenges of indigenous people in Latin America from an intercultural or journalistic perspective, and how journalism and media can facilitate respectful dialogue between people and cultures.

The courses of the program circulate between Ecuador, Colombia, and Nicaragua, and the 21 master candidates represent all three countries.

Read more about this in HiOA’s newspaper Khrono (in Norwegian only).