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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.
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.
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.
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.
Get international experience! The leader for Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO), Lars A. Akslen, advises today’s students to go abroad.
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.
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 himself.
Magnus Matningsdal’s retirement as professor at the Faculty of Law in 1989 marks the beginning of some 2000 additional hours he has spent at the lectern in Dragefjellet. Today, the Supreme Court Justice will be awarded honorary alumnus status at this year’s Christie Conference.
Rector Dag Rune Olsen wishes all alumni a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!
On Thursday February 26, 2015, some of our UiB Alumni were special guests of the Holberg Prize at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in London.
Professors Randi and Gunnar Håland have added colour and spice to life and research at UiB, and have built relations that have put Bergen on the world map.

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