“We are all children of the rainbow, and the rainbow symbolises the diversity of humanity”, Professor Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad said when launching the new rainbow crossing near the main entrance of the University of Agder, Campus Kristiansand.
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Hadia Tajik, was this year’s keynote speaker at the opening ceremony both at Campus Kristiansand and Campus Grimstad welcoming students and staff to a new academic year.
Buddy patrollers (“faddervakter”) are meant to ensure that buddy volunteers (“faddere”) and new students experience a safe and good semester start at night-time. The buddy patrol scheme (“faddervaktordningen”) needs more employees, students and externals to join as buddy patrollers next Monday and Tuesday.
The student organisation Align Racing took their new racing car to the legendary Silverstone track in England. The competition assesses the entire team’s efforts, from marketing to engineering. Align Racing ended up at a superb 13th place out of 81 participants.
The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) in Agder is celebrating its 15th birthday this year. ESN is Europe’s biggest student organisation. With their motto “unity in diversity”, their goal is to bring local, national and international students together
Three and a half years have passed, and I can take my leave from being rector at the University of Agder. In the autumn, I will be back as a professor, and I am looking forward to researching, educating and guiding students again.
Representatives from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany visited UiA for the RISE_SMA-project kick-off. The purpose is to identify risks and opportunities of social media for the domains: society and crisis communication.