“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.
Gro Elisabeth Lundevik was appointed as new faculty director at the School of Business and Law at UiA Monday 5 August. She was a consultant and adviser as well as co-owner and chair of the board of a start-up company.
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.
On 1 August, Professor Sunniva Whittaker starts her new position as rector at UiA. As rector, she wants to promote UiA as a key organisation and highlight the students and will, among other things, hire a student mentor as her personal advisor. Read more about the new rector here.
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