We are happy to join in with the congratulations to the Rafto Foundation! For thirty years this Bergen based foundation has been relentlessly supporting champions of Human Rights, shedding light on the heroic resistance of individuals and organizations around the world. Thanks for allowing our students to take part in your inspiring work, for giving courage and support to everyone associated with this urgent cause. A large group of our students were present at the award ceremony for this year’s laureate Yanar Mohammed at the weekend. Staff and management were present at celebrations to follow it, at Håkonshallen and Grieghallen. The grand finale at the end of the celebrations included breath taking performances with artists like Kygo, Morten Harket, Sondre Lerche and the multicultural Bergen group Fargespill. We echo their message that the voices of human rights are needed as ever before!