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April 20, 2018

Contest for Young Scientists

April 20th, 2018|

Good luck to the finalists in the Norwegian Contest for Young Scientists! Four of the twenty-0ne finalists invited to Oslo this weekend are from UWC RCN. They were selected from a pool of 141 projects entered. This is an annual event hosted by the Norwegian Research Council.

Our finalists are:

Yash on The Doppler Effect in Circular Motion on an Angled Plane;
Silvia on The Impact of International Disputes on the Domestic Political Environment of Nicaragua;
Emelie on Influences of Assimilation on Contemporary Indigenous Music and Cultural Identity;
Herman on  The Economics of Immigration. 

Stop the Violence

April 16th, 2018|

Stopp Valden was instigated in 1995 after 17 year old Andreas Stavseth was shot in the street in Oslo, and the ensuing programme has the aim to stop violence and bullying in all its forms. On Thursday 4th April, members of our Red Cross Youth Group were invited to speak at Dale VGS as part of their Safe Russetid programme. We represented Fjaler Red Cross in talking about the Stopp Valden programme, by three members of the youth group: Maja (Norway), Juan Pablo (USA), and Devina  (Indonesia), along with Red Cross Coordinator Avis Rolfe (UK). They addressed the following questions:

• Do you see inclusion round you? How do you include others?
• What creates a safe environment?
• How can we respect people’s boundaries at russetid?
• What is bullying?

It was great to see that a good number of people already feel like the school is an inclusive and welcoming place, but the activity also highlighted different perspectives that exist on this topic. Hopefully the session gave the participants a pause for thought when approaching russetid, and a moment to reflect on making the celebrations safe and inclusive for everyone.

RCN Annual Report 2018

April 15th, 2018|

Here is this year’s Annual Report, published in advance of the annual Council Meeting, Friday 27th April 2018. Themes and articles are submitted by members of the management teams and the Chairs of the RCN Standing Committees to the the editorial team of Arne (Director of Development), Edmund (Communications Team Leader) and Larry (Rektor). The report also includes our financial statements of 2017, funding and results.
The pages of this Annual Report speak to the strength and achievements of the College.

Rektor-elect visiting NYUAD

April 15th, 2018|

Following consultation with RCN, Carlos Escobar invited our new Rektor, Guðmundur (currently working at Brighton College Al Ain), to an alumni gathering at New York University Abu Dhabi last week. In the picture, from left to right, are:

1. Nghiem Huynh (RCN ’12 – ’14) – Vietnam; 2. Mariana Arrieta (RCN ’14 – ’16) –  Venezuela; 3. Emil Goldsmith Olesen (RCN ’12 – ’14) – Denmark; 4. Bassel Abifaraj (RCN ’95 – ’97) – Lebanon; 5. Boyan Stoychev (RCN ’11 – ’13) – Bulgaria; 6. Ilma Jahovic (RCN ’12 – ’14) – Bosnia and Herzegovina; 7. Leonore Wunsche (RCN ’12 – ’14) – Germany; 8. Daniel Rey (RCN ’14 – ’16) – Colombia; 9. Carlos Escobar (RCN ’12 – ’14) – El Salvador; 10. Jigna Sampat (RCN ’96 – ’98) – India.
RCN, coordinated by Arne Osland (Director of Development) and Mostak Rahman (Alumni and Development Officer) has in recent years set up a series of events for engagement with alumni both on and off campus. We hope the NYUAD event is the first of many engagements for Guðmundur with our UWC RCN alumni.