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May 6, 2020

In Memory of Amirkhan Batalov (RCN 2005-2007)

2020-05-07T11:49:57+00:00May 6th, 2020|

It is with shock and great sadness we got to learn from Amirkhan’s friends of his recent passing. Amirkhan graduated from UWC Red Cross Nordic in May 2007, and studied at Westminster College, graduating with a double major in Political science and International relations. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After graduating Amirkhan worked at Fulton state Hospital for almost a year, before returning to Russia in 2012, working as Senior Night Auditor in Combo Accor Hotels in Moscow. In 2017-18 he moved to Grozny to work at a local hotel.

There are many from UWC RCN who have fond memories from his time here at the College.  Our thoughts go to his nearest family.

Sakun Gajurel (RCN 2004-2006) has, together with friends, taken an initiative in support of Amirkhan’s family

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RCN students win prices in the Young Researchers final.

2020-05-06T09:05:54+00:00May 6th, 2020|

Congratulations to the three RCN students who won prices in the Young Researchers final.

Our students won one first price and two third prices. It is with great pride that we received the news and we are happy to have such talented young people at our college.

  • 1st price to Otto Geisler in the category ‘Humanities’ with the project “Making Non-Germans”.
  • 3rd price to Kristina Flaaten in the category ‘Natural Science and Technology’ with her project “The mathematics behind flat-folding origami and the Miura fold”.
  • 3rd price to Sid Layesa in the category ‘Natural Science and Technology’ with his project “Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles using bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) extract as a Reducing and Stabilizing Agent”

Otto Geisler won 1st price in the category ‘Humanities’ with the project “Making Non-Germans”.

Sid Layesa won 3rd price in the category ‘Natural Science and Technology’ with his project “Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles using bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) extract as a Reducing and Stabilizing Agent”.

Kristina Flaaten won 3rd price in the category ‘Natural Science and Technology’ with her project “The mathematics behind flat-folding origami and the Miura fold”.

See all the winners and prices <https://www.forskningsradet.no/unge-forskere/nyheter/vinnere-2020/”> academy for young researchers.

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Response to Covid-19

2020-06-05T13:05:45+00:00May 5th, 2020|

Like the rest of the world our school has been affected by Co-Vid19. Most students have left campus with around a quarter staying on. Even though we are spread around the world, we remain a coherent community. Thanks to our dedicated staff, teaching and learning continues on an online basis. Our students on and off campus are handling a demanding situation impressively well and are in good spirit. Some of our College activities and traditions have been renewed in surprising glocalized ways. You can read about some of them in our latest newsletter .

Like all colleges in the movement, we continue to monitor the situation in our surrounding area. It is impossible to predict the trajectory of Co-Vid19 and its impact on the college. We remain committed to ensuring that our current students have as complete a UWC experience as possible, and to beginning the journey for a new generation of students. We aim, as much as we are able, to open as close to normal for the next school year and are putting many plans into place to welcome students back to campus safely.

Our students on campus will be offered a Home Away from Home in June, thanks to generous cooperation with local host families and the UWC network in Norway. Many of the students will go directly back to campus early in July, where we will create a special holiday program for them. Thanks to parents, alumni, national committees and all other supporters for their support in these uncertain times.

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Geir Jørgen Bekkevold – New Chair of our Board

2020-05-05T08:44:41+00:00May 5th, 2020|

At the Council Meeting, hosted electronically this weekend, new Chairs were elected for our Board and Council. We are pleased to welcome Geir Jørgen Bekkevold as the new Chair of our Board. He is a Norwegian politician representing the Christian Democratic Party in his 3rd period in the Parliament. Since Jan 2019 Mr Bekkevold has been the leader of the Health Committee in the Norwegian Parliament and 2nd parliamentary leader for his party. He enters the position with a strong affinity to the values of the UWC and the Red Cross.

Frants Bernstorff-Gyldensteen  is elected as the new Chair of our Council. He is a former politician, being Mayor of Bogense Municipality 1990-1997. Mr Bernstorff served on our Board from 1993 to 2003 and for the International Board of the UWC movement from 2006 to 2014.

We would also like to use this opportunity to thank Kristin Vinje and Pär Stenbäck for the remarkable job they both have done in serving as our Chairs.

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