We have appointed Hege Myhre as the new Rektor for the College, starting in the school year beginning August 2020. There were many well qualified applicants for the position from all over the world. After several rounds with interviews and visits to the school, we are happy to now have Hege Myhre in place. She is currently Rektor at Kongsberg International School and has extensive [...]
War is the exemplification of hell on earth for all involved. I know it, because I have been there and come back. These were the words of the Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali in his speech during the ceremony in Oslo City Hall today. It was an honour for our students Edda Iveland (Norway), Leane Ickes (Malaysia), Elin de Wall (Germany), Manuel [...]
Alumnus Edwin Gonzalez from Nicaragua was invited by the Norwegian MFA and Red Cross to attend the Oslo Review Conference, on the prohibition of the use and destruction of personnel mines, which took place between 25-29 November 2019. While we are still awaiting the final outcome of the event, Edwin, himself a land mine survivor, was uplifted by this experience. "I am impressed with how [...]
International Children's Day was celebrated in style in Førde. We contributed with music and rhythms from the stage - and tastes from all over the world in our stalls. Many children had their names written in Chinese. Thanks to the Førde Festival for providing this meeting place for us all. Click here for some pictures from the day.
Our annual Thor Heyerdahl lecture was delivered by Lizzie Daly today. What a way to start the day! Lizzie told about her work as conservationist and communicator with wildlife all over the globe. Lizzie has worked as a presenter on National Geographic, BBC and Animal Planet. Her lecture was very much in the spirit of Thor Heyerdahl in building a bridge between scientific understanding and [...]
On Saturday, October 19th over 50 UWCRCN Students hosted a "Walk for Freedom" in our local town, Førde, which happened simultaneously in 450 other locations around the globe involving 70 million people. "It’s our way of telling the world that slavery still exists and that it will never be okay–not on our watch. Walk For Freedom is our global response to human trafficking–an outward expression [...]