Opening speech, Volda-symposium 2019: «Professional and Peripheral News Workers and the Shifting Importance of Platforms»

Dear guests, dean, distinguished professors, staff and students.
Scientific chair. Symposium panel. Local organizing committee.  
And research-group: Media, professions and society. 

Welcome to the symposium: «Professional and Peripheral News Workers and the Shifting Importance of Platforms». 

And a special and warm welcome to the guest who are in Volda and possibly in Norway for the very first time. We hope You will enjoy the stay, and we will be happy to see You again. 

Professor Oscar Westlund, scientific chair. Photo: Jonas Koezle

As rector of the Volda University College I’m very proud of this symposium happening i Volda and Loen. And speaking for all of the University College we all wish You the best and hope that the days on the symposium will live up to the expectations of all of the Volda University College: In Norwegian we say: Lære, leve, oppleve. In English: Learning, living, experiencing. 

Skrevet av

Johann Roppen

Professor dr.polit, rektor ved Høgskulen i Volda frå 1.8.2015.