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Ronald is the coordinator of the long-lasting cooperation between UiB and Makerere and a former PhD student at UiB. He tells us about the situation with COVID19 in Uganda and how he prepares for Christmas.
Merete Nygaard is the CEO & Founder of Lawbotics, a young firm helping companies to streamline parts of the legal processes. In this interview she tells us how she went from being an attorney to entrepreneur.
Thanks to the support of her student advisor at UiB, Francine successfully completed her education after moving to Norway from Burundi. Now she supports immigrants to start their own businesses with an incubator for entrepreneurs.
As part of his PhD in Space Plasma Physics at the University of Bergen, Håkon is currently working at NASA contributing to make space journeys safe for astronauts.
When Harald started his law studies at UiB, he already had a fairly good idea of the path and career he wanted to pursue: take the NYC Bar Exam and practice as lawyer on Manhattan.
Linn discovered her passion for video games while attending her MA in Media Studies at UiB. Since then, she has worked tirelessly to raise global awareness of the game development industry in Norway becoming the reference point for the Norwegian game developers community.
Gro wrote her Master Thesis in Administration and Organization on “Implementation theory and changes in organizations” and this has been one of the building stones of a 30-year career in HR. With Christmas approaching, Gro explains to international students at UiB her interpretation of the meaning of Norwegian's most emblematic word: koselig.
Visionary investor and advisor, thanks to his education at UiB in Economics and Information Science, he has learned to recognize the potential in companies and how to guide them to success. Now he looks back at his time as a student and sees what has shapen him into the professional he is today.
During the 30-year celebrations of the cooperation between Makerere University (Mak), Uganda and the University of Bergen (UiB), we had the opportunity to meet and interview a group of prominent Mak-UiB Alumni. All had a story to share about how their experience at UiB had helped to shape their careers and how they had brought a piece of Norway back with them to Uganda.
James is a lifelong-learner with multiple degrees and executive courses from universities spread across four continents. With working experience from Google, Twitter and most recently Facebook, he has a clear view on how to set yourself up for a career of success.
Helge Høibraaten is Founder & CEO of Vimond Solutions AS. Thanks to his historical studies at UiB, he has learned to recognize how technology can disrupt a sector and ride the change toward success. Now he has a few tips to share with those wanting to start their own company.
Joon Grane Hetland has a degree in comparative politics from the University of Bergen. This was the start of a life in the diplomatic service. Today, Hetland is working at the Norwegian embassy in Tokyo.
Can you imagine telling current students what you have used your UiB education for?
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
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 Bergen as a guest to work with colleagues on the Refugee Resilience Network... Read more
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 to be the mother of a child with autism.
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!
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