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Comparative Politics Strongly Represented at the Master Ceremony

The Master Ceremony 2016 hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences was held on Friday June 10th.

Masterkandidater fra sammenliknende politikk
Master candidates from Comparative Politics. Back from the left: Håkon Tranvåg, Vegard Lotsberg Kolnes, Aleksander Åsheim, Snorre Standish Norheim. Front form the left: Maria Møller, Silje Luzia Rødeseike, Marta Rekdal Eidheim.

The ceremony took place in the University Aula. The program included speeches from Dean Knut Helland and Vice Rector Anne Lise Fimreite.

Comparative Politics alumnus at the Office of the Prime Minister
The keynote speaker was Trude Måseide, UiB-alumnus from Comparative Politics and Head of Communication at the Office of the Prime Minister. Måseide talked about her time as a student, as well as future prospects for social scientists. She claimed that working life, which the candidates now will enter, is even more fun than student life. Måseide also brought with her a greeting from Prime Minister Erna Solberg. The Prime Minister is honorary alumnus at UiB and studied social sciences, including comparative politics, in her days.

Comparative Politics candidate with speech to fellow students
Silje Luzia Rødeseike, also from Comparative Politics, was the student speaker at the ceremony. She looked back at her time as a student in Bergen with nostalgia and humour. Rødeseike conveyed gratitude for the opportunity to study, satisfaction with the study program, pride over the achievement of the degree, as well as a dose relief at having come unscathed through the master thesis run-up. She encouraged her fellow students to take a well-deserved vacation, before starting the next phase of working life.

After the speeches the master candidates were congratulated on stage in groups of the departments. The candidates were given a diploma by Vice Dean Knut Hidle. The candidates from Comparative Politics also received congratulations from Head of Department Gunnar Grenstad.

Bergen Trumpet Ensemble stood for the musical performances.

After the ceremony there was a reception in Christie Café.