Alumni of the month
Each month, we interview one of our alumni about their study time, career choices and experience with a UiB degree.
People with education from the University of Bergen work at all levels in the private and public sector, in Norway and internationally. We are proud of them!
Alumni of the month: Hard Olav Bastiansen
Hard Olav Bastianen is a partner at NGS Global Norway AS. They specialise in recruiting managers and specialists – and have good advice for alumnies that are interested in a career in management
Alumni of the month: Jeanett Thomsen
Jeanett Thomsen was hesitant about going abroad – now she lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Trading rainy Bergen with the city that never sleeps was a decision that she never regretted. She has one advice to students considering going abroad - Just go!
Alumni of the month: Hope Corbin
Meeting a foreign culture can be challenging, but for our alumni of the month Hope Corbin, studying in Norway was a great experience. 'Get involved' and 'listen to others' is Corbin's advice to students. Today she is an Associate Professor at the Western Washington University, but has returned to...
Alumni of the month: Olaug Nilssen
Olaug has written since she was 19 years old, she has always liked to write and wrote a lot over the years. At Heimly Folkehøgskule she sent a manuscript to a publisher – and suddenly she had become a published author. Nilssen has recently published the book, “Tung tids tale” - a story of how it is...
Alumni of the month: Petter Snare
He is described as a versatile and passionate art lover. With a solid academic background from UiB and Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), the artistic lawyer is KODE’s new managing director.
Alumni of the month: Toril Berle Schalck
From late nights in good company and long afternoons in the canteen at Sydneshaugen to being Head of Communications for the UCI Road World Championship 2017. Toril Berle Schalck has learned a lot and uses her knowledge to handle a hectic everyday life.
Alumni of the month: Stig Arild Pettersen
Stig Arild Pettersen is the author behind the book “Erling Lorentzen – Vilje og motstand” and the foreign political podcast series “Du verden”. At UiB, he studied Arabic and Ceomparative Politics, but what he remembers the best from his student days is the engaged hours at Studentersamfunnet in Bergen.
Alumni of the month: Lene Bergman
As a student, Lene Bergman dedicated herself to concerts, writing fanzines and working at Hulen. Nevertheless, she spent her time at the university learning about studying and writing. Today, the former UiB student is general manager at the communications agency Mannheimer.
Alumni of the month: Lars A. Akslen
Get international experience! The leader for Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO), Lars A. Akslen, advises today’s students to go abroad.
Alumni of the month: Agnethe Lund
She calls herself a debating gynecologist and was elected debater of the year in Bergens Tidene (BT) in 2016. For Agnethe Lund writing was like therapy. Her advice to other alumni is therefore to throw yourself into it rather than keeping your opinions to yourself.
Alumni of the month: Arvid Hallén
On 1st of March Arvid Hallén resigned as managing director of the Research Council. Now he will be deputy chairman and contribute to the development of the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. He recalls the good student environment at Social Anthropology and lectures with Fredrik Barth...