Minister of Research and Higher Education. County council officials. Members of parliament. Honoured guests. Employees.
As rector at Volda University College I am happy that all of us have joined together to greet the main characters today: Each and every new student!
Dear new students. Welcome to Volda University College. You will find open doors here – enter them – meet new people.
Let us create the future world together – a future of open minds and doors. I promise you, that if you keep an open mind, you will find interesting and fascinating people and ideas that you otherwise would not have encountered.
This is the only part of my speech that will be performed in English. But the main points of the Norwegian part will be presented in English on this screen.
A particular welcome to all new international students who are here today. Also, welcome back to those who have returned to Volda for another academic year.