NOKUT (the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) has this autumn reviewed the plans for the new Teacher Education Programmes grades 1-7 and grades 5-10 at Volda University College, and concludes with accreditation of both programmes. “This confirms the high quality of our teacher education, and recognizes its long traditions” Rector Johann Roppen says.
During the Research Days 22-29. September you can meet an Oscar-nominated animator, learn about which images you are allowed and not allowed to share in social media and how to best shape up with interval training.
– We are very pleased to announce that the price winning playwright and founder of the Master’s degree program in Stage Writing at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO), Jesper Halle, will be one of the guest lecturers in the course Adaptation and script writing, says Head of Theatre Department Vibeke Preus Bech.
On Monday September 5., powerbanks were distributed to students at Volda University College in the Berte Kanutte-building by an external company. On Tuesday morning, it looks like one of these chargers caught fire during charging.
The iconic building was built in 1922 but underwent a total inside renovation last academic year. For the autumn of 2016, the proud building can again be used by students at the Faculty of Arts and Physical Education and the Faculty of Education.
– We are delighted that Peter Lord, the world-leading stop-motion animator and Oscar-nominated founder of Aardman Animations Studio, has become a Professor II at our animation studies in Volda, says head of department Andres Mänd.
Welcome to the official opening ceremony of the Academic year 2016!
The Doctorial Dissertation to Siv Måseidvåg Gamlem have gained worldwide attention. Two of her previously work have been among the most widely read articles in the world. Now, the third article has received the same status.
In connection with the election of studentrepresentatives to the board at Volda University College (25.-29. of April), it was announced that there would be a price given to one of the voters through a random draw. Friday the 13. was no unlucky day for the winner: Erasmus-student Patrick Shuster.
A group of Czech university teachers and students are currently on a visit to Volda University College to learn regional development from a Norwegian perspective. The visit may spur further cooperation in both research and teaching.
The X2 festival founded by VUC students eleven years ago has now become the largest winter sports festival in Norway. From April 14-17 you can experience extreme sports, artists and presenters of the highest quality.
Are you a responsible, proactive and social student, interested in internationalization, other cultures, languages and backgrounds? Then you might just be the right person for us! The International Office is happy to announce a placement position in Pangaia, available from August/September on, preferably for the entire duration of the academic year 2016/2017.
The German professor and Bond expert Tobias Hochscherf will give lectures and seminars about James Bond as a Cold War Warrior. These will take place at Aasen-House, room 106, Thursday March 3 and Friday March 4.
The auditorium was full to the brink when Leo Ajkic had his presentation during International Day and the study abroad fair itself was also well visited.
A survey made by The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SiU) shows that Volda University College (VUC) is placed 5th in the country, with 23 percent of the graduates having completed a student exchange period during their studies.
Wednesday 20 January, 19.00, you can see the silent film concert Häxan in the concert hall, Henrik Kaarstad-house. The concert is free and open to everyone.
This is a preliminary version of the Board decision made on October 30th. The Board approves protocol at the next board meeting.
The International Board at Volda University College has announced a competition for funds related to internationalization at the college. More than 600.000 NOK (app. 64,000 Euro) is in the bid and the board hopes that the competition will stimulate to the development of large projects.
We congratulate the PR-company Trigger, headed by former VUC-student Preben Carlsen, was awarded the Global SABRE Award for the best creative PR-company.
Every wednesday the animation- and documentary departments at Volda University College arrange film screenings open for all students who want to strengthen their film historical insight.
You can read the speeches from rector Johann Roppen and the keynote speaker Knut Olav Åmås below.
The Faculty of Art and Physical Education introduced the ERASPORT-course designed specifically for international students this spring. The aim of the course is to introduce international students to Norwegian physical education, sport traditions and outdoor life (friluftsliv).
Students who took the master’s course in Documentary photography this spring have gathered some of their work in an exhibition at the Berte Kanutte house. Course Convener Dr. Stuart Franklin says that he is very proud of the result.
Volda University College (VUC) is among the leading higher education institutions in Norway with regards to faculty/staff exchange through the Erasmus+ programme. The International Board at VUC aims to build further on this success.
The collaboration between Volda Univsersity College (VUC) and Ulstein Group in Ulsteinvik continues to reap benefits. «Frankulstein», a film made by students and staff at VUC, has now been accepted into one of the world's biggest and most prestigious animation festivals, Zagreb 2015.
April 15 was the deadline for the eight PhD positions advertised at Volda University College. A total of 43 applicants from nine countries have applied.
It has been 10 years since the extreme sport festival X2 was established by a group of students in Volda. Since 2005 the festival has evolved to become a venue for people who enjoy outdoor activities - with competitions on snow, air, mountains, hill, river and ocean.
Department of physical education got research visitors from Czech Republic which wish to cooperate with Volda University College on the topic «deep moments» within the phenomenon of Friluftsliv. The project is interdisciplinary and explores terms like spirituality, aesthetics, transcendence, feelings and well-being in meeting with nature.
VG journalist Maria Mikkelsen and Synnøve Åsebø won the journalism award 2015. The price was handed out by Harald Stanghelle, jury owner and political editor of Aftenposten. Mikkelsen has a journalsim degree from Volda.
Are you a responsible, proactive and social student, interested in internationalization, other cultures, languages and backgrounds? Then you might just be the right person for us! The International Office is happy to announce a placement position in Pangaia, available from August/September on, preferably for the entire duration of the academic year 2015/2016.
Over 200,000 tickets have been sold to SKI World Cup in Falun, 500 million are watching on television, and 20 journalism students are sent from Volda University College to film the event.
Student band Among Colors are out with a music video for the song "Indefinite". The film is produced and filmed by students at Media, ICT and design and they have with them actors from Drama and theater.
The German horror movie site AngstRated.com have given praise for an animated tribute to Universal's Frankenstein Movies, Frankulstein, created by the Animation Education for Ulstein Group.
A magical winter landscape formed the backdrop under this year's International Day. ─ A big party with good food and inspiring guests, Arne Humberset at the International Office summarizes.
On Wednesday February 4th we celebrate International Day at Volda University College. Music, dance, colourful stands and a free international lunch will be part of the programme that starts 11:15 in the Berte Kanutte building.
Mikkelsen is one of two journalists from the newspaper Verdens Gang (VG) behind the story of 13 year old Odin, which received much attention when it was published last November.
This fall is the startup for the new study program Naturguide (60 ECTS).
Jørn Trollebø Kvalheim came on an impressive second place in the final of Idol 2014.
Rector candidate Johann Roppen and prorector candidate Jens Standal Groven won with 82% of the votes at the rector election 3rd and 4th of December.
The Rector and the Pro-Rector of the university college are elected for a four-year period at a time. Election dates 3rd and 4th of December.
Volda University College invites you to a free Advent concert in Volda church today, November 27, at 18:30.
Are you a responsible, proactive and social student, interested in internationalization, other cultures, languages and backgrounds? Then you might just be the right person for us! The International Office is happy to announce an available placement position in Pangaia, for the spring semester 2015.
Volda University College has in collaboration with the property manager Statsbygg started a project to develop campus. Among the goals are to develop an innovative center for mediation.
Eight students from the Social Work programme at Volda University College is currently undertaking their internship in Mangalore, India. This is the ninth year of cooperation between VUC and the Roshni Nilaya School of Social Work in Mangalore.
Volda University College organizes in November an international research conference, with participants from all over the world. The conference “Media and the Cold War 1975-1991” will take place in the period 20th – 21st November, under the Faculty of Media and Journalism’s umbrella.
The portrait was previously reserved for the artist - now we are almost bombarded, said Associate Professor at the Faculty of Media and Journalism Erling Sivertsen to a packed auditorium in the Berte Kanutte-building today.
The ninth award for Research and development at Volda University College was today awarded the project “Media and the Second cold War” at the Faculty of Media and Journalism.
The Research Days 2014 is arranged by Volda University College from 19th-23rd September. This year the audience can participate in jazz seminars, experience a Pecha Kucha night at the student house Rokken, or taste traditional Norwegian food at the Volda Bygdetun museum. The program also includes a number of interesting lectures and seminars, held by faculty members at Volda University College.
We are pleased to invite you to our festival 18-21th September at Samfunnshuset.
International Office at Volda University College (VUC) arranges a trip to Geiranger every autumn. This year 80 international students joined the bus and ferry ride to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Geiranger.
«Quality is just as important as quantity in higher education, and this university college, albeit the largest higher education institution between Bergen and Trondheim, is really something special with regards to quality» - said Member of Parliament and VUC alumni Fredric Holen Bjørdal in his opening speech.
The films «The Christmas of Soland and Ludvig» and «Light Fly, Fly High» were among the winners of the Amanda Award at the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund.
This year’s Buddy Week will take place August 19-24 and has been given the theme «Adventurous Volda».
The application for a joint PhD degree between Volda University College and Molde University College has been approved. This was decided by the national quality assurance body, NOKUT, on June 19th. The first students will be able to start in the autumn semester 2015, at the earliest.
Jane Austen's worldwide popularity is not least due to the remaking of her novels for the visual media. Of the fifty-odd Austen related productions since 1938, forty-three of them adapt her novels to the various screens of cinema, television, computer and tablet. In the present book, Marie N. Sørbø investigates the function and targets of irony in two novels and seven films.
For three days 17 journalism students from Volda, Stockholm and Nizhny Novgorod in Russia have taken part in a workshop to learn about multicultural understanding and human rights.
Volda University College are looking forward to welcome next years international students! The application deadline for incoming exchange students for fall 2014 is coming up the 15th of May. We welcome potential students to send in the application documents before this date.
Exam film from 2012, "But Milk Is Important", directed by Eric Grønmo Bjornsen and Anne Mantzaris, has received a lot of attention on the homepage of the Dragon Frame, the world's largest maker of software for "stop-motion" movies.
The German professor and Bond expert Tobias Hochscherf will give lectures and seminars about James Bond as a Cold War Warrior. These will take place at Aasen-Building, room 113, Thursday March 6 and Friday March 7. Both days from 09.15 a.m.
The Music section at Volda University College invites to a free opening concert of the new concert hall, Thursday 27. February!
The International Day gathered students and representatives from universities from all over the world at Volda University College.
During International Week (3-7th February) VUC will be visited by guests from all over the world. The week is filled with great events such as guest lectures, seminars, breakfast meeting, and the highlight of the week, International Day.
Dunia came to Volda as a student and has stayed her since, working at Pangaia - the meeting place between international and Norwegian students at the university college.
On Wednesday the 30th, a pumpkin carving contest was arranged as part of PANGAIA's Halloween Night in the Berte Kanutte cafeteria.
On Wednesday October the 9th, during lunch break, the Norwegian students were offered to travel around Europe while staying at the Berte Kanutte cafeteria. The students could taste snacks from different countries, get to know the cultures of Germany, Belgium, Spain, the Czech Republic and Romania and have a small chat about studying abroad.
Every year the International Office at Volda University College arranges a trip to Geiranger with the international students. This year 80 international students joined the trip.
Raindog Studios has made an animated film with the purpose of promoting Volda as a place to study. The idea was conceived by Cecilie Wilhelmsen last year and the film premiered at the Animation Volda festival last week.
Elise Ducarrouge got her Bachelor with Honours thanks to the good grades she obtained at Volda University College.
A student at the university college was last week diagnosed with contagious meningitis. The management at Volda University College asks students to seek a nurse or visit the emergency room quickly upon any signs of disease.
Associate Professor at the Animation & Media Department has directed a brand new music video for the Scottish singer, Lidh. The video was filmed and made locally, using a team including teachers, students, Erasmus students and even some help from Volda's Raindog Studios.
The Norwegian parliamentary election is getting closer and in connection with this Volda University College has arranged a live broadcast of the election debate at the student house Rokken this Wednesday at 18.00.
For many exchange students a semester abroad means new learning environment, fresh perspectives on their discipline and meeting students from many nations. Positive side effects are a vibrant atmosphere with events ranging from club nights to hikes in the mountains, a swim in the fjord or simply enjoying the wonders of nature!
Do you want to impress family and friends at home with your knowledge of Henrik Ibsen? Do you want to learn why Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson was awarded the Nobel prize for literature (and why he was the greatest writer of all times)? Do you want to know why Norwegian contemporary novels have become worldwide bestsellers?
Exchange students in the autumn semester 2013 have an excellent opportunity of getting insight into the Norwegian society and its welfare, as well as other welfare states outside Scandinavia. The course consists of three main parts and will give participants 15 ects upon completion, as well as a full overview on the Norwegian society, economy and politics.
Valentin Gatlan, a journalist student from "Al. I. Cuza" University in Romania enjoys his second semester as an exchange student in Volda. So much so, he decided to initiate a project about happiness. "What makes you happy?" is intended to raise awareness about the small things in life, which make a difference and bring a smile on our faces.
Volda University College was one of the five institutions awarded the quality recognition stamp, DS label, during the Internationalisation conference 2013. The Minister of Education, Kristin Halvorsen, was present at the ceremony and handed out the much appreciated Diploma Supplement Label.
─ Volda is a small corner of the world, but today we feel attached to the rest of the world, Vice Rector Marie Nedregotten Sørbø said when she opened the 10th International Day in a row at Volda University College.
The international week at Volda University College (VUC) has been officially opened on Tuesday, 5th February, with a large group of international guests arriving.
The world famous action hero James Bond is on the agenda at Volda University College this spring term.
A lucky student, participating in the International Day, Wednesday 6th February, will be the lucky winner of a travel check, worth 8000,-nok. The check will cover the expenses to visit one of the 130 partner institutions VUC has agreements with.
Be part of the most important internationalization day at Volda University College! Come to BK kantina, on the 6th of February, from 11:15 and watch a world of opportunities.
Wouldn't you and your friends like to show the rest of the students at VUC that you are this year's champions of DODGEBALL?
Do you want to dance a lot? Then just come and join us, for the African experience of the semester! African charm is amazing, you need to feel it! And to taste their wonderful food!
On friday October 5th, Cuban night was held at the café in Rokken. The presentation was put on by Jose Eduardo Garcia and Eduardo Garcia, which are the two exchange students from Cuba.
Approximately 4000 students, including 100 international students from 27 different countries, will study at Volda University College, starting this fall semester. The academic year opened with a big ceremony on Tuesday, and was a success.
As of today, students interested in nature, tourism, outdoor life, marketing and branding tourist destinations, can read about the new course Nature First Tourism, on its own website. Previous students in the course World Heritage – Geiranger, have shared their experiences trough blogs, which can be accessed via the new website.
The initiative of a televised cooking show belongs to a group of exchange students at Volda University College (VUC). The programme will see international students on campus cooking national dishes and walking the viewers, step by step, trough recipes on a budget.
Future exchange students at Volda University College have the chance to sign up again for the World Heritage Experience course, under the umbrella of the Faculty of Arts and Physical Education. The class has gone through major transformations, and comprises of two modules for autumn semester 2012.
Norwegian- Indian singer Samsaya made the canteen dance, exotic food smells filled Berte Kanutte, and students and guests gathered around colourful stands at yesterday's International Day. Have a look at some pictures from the day.
With only one day left before International Day 2012, preparations are in full swing. International students on campus are ready to present their countries and home institutions at the stands; guests are on their way to Volda and the canteen in Berte Kanutte has been decorated for the special day.
Norwegian-Indian pop singer Samsaya is coming to Volda for International Day, February 15th. During the annual event, she will give a mini concert on stage in Berte Kanutte. Samsaya was born in India, raised in Norway and has had broad international experience. Her new single “Breaking Bad” will be released today, February 3rd.
From the 9th to the 15th of January 2012, STiV (student parliament), in collaboration with Pangaia and the International Office, organized a welcoming week for 39 new Erasmus student. The idea behind the entire event was to offer the new students a warm welcome and a good first impression of their new study place.
The article entitled ''Volda is the place you will never forget'' is now accessible in Polish. A group of students from Poland, from our partner university Krosno State College, have worked on it as part of their translation course and found it a challenging, but satisfying way of testing their translation skills. We are thankful and look forward to hosting more students from Poland. Dziękujemy i życzymy Wam sukcesów.
“I really recommend this course,” says a happy Olga Ryparova. The course, Religion in Norway, was offered this autumn to Erasmus and Norwegian students. One of the things that made the class so interesting, explains Ryparova, was the fact that the students enrolled in the class came from so many different backgrounds.
What does a Volda student look like? Come and join us during our photo session, and maybe you and your friends will be chosen to appear in the 2012 university college catalogue.
With the crisis of the Euro-zone countries, the European Union is in the headlines almost every day. But why was the European Union created in the first place, and how did it develop into the huge organization that it is today? What are the effects of EU membership for its member countries, and how important is the EU for Norway?
Tuesday, 8th November, over 50 students participated in the first Christmas activity of the semester. In a magic atmosphere, surrounded by the sound of carols, Norwegian and international students shared and exchanged traditions.
Don't miss out on the guest lecture on public relations by prof. dr. Christian Hauck from our partner university "Fachhochschule Kiel" on Wednesday November 9th.
Christmas is getting close and STiV and Pangaia are happy to invite all (you and your friends) to an evening full of Christmas joy! We will make Christmas ornaments, Christmas cards and drink Gløgg (Norwegian Christmas drink) So meet up everyone, for an evening full of magic :)
During the month of October, Professor William J. Brown is a visiting lecturer at Volda University College. Professor Brown visits Volda College as a Fulbright Specialist and has given lectures at many universities around the world. This Wednesday, he will present on the topic “Entertainment Media for Social Change”.
International office sponsored Erasmus students with half the fees for the University Colleges’ games 2011. Students from three high education institutions in Møre og Romsdal county will play against each other on Sunday, 9th October, in Molde.
International office organized an ERASMUS hour on Thursday, 22nd September from 11.00 to 12.00 o’clock. The event marked the possibility of travelling abroad via the renowned programme, to all the students in Volda.
Leonardo da Vinci said: "Knowledge about the world is food and decoration for human minds." We live our everyday life often without noticing what is happening around us. We go to work, school, university, try to face challenges that appear on our way without having time to stop and admire surroundings and other beautiful places that are around us.
UH-Nett Vest's stand attracted a huge deal of attention at the EAIE conference in Copenhagen and thousands of visitors during the three days of interactive programme.
From the autumn 2011, alongside our Spanish trainee in Pangaia, Dunia Soriano Celma, the International office at Volda University College is happy to have the Czech student, Petr Stepanek, on Erasmus placement. As we do with all our international students, we asked Petr to write down his first impressions of Volda.
If you want to know about this small country in the heart of Europe, come to the event and you will get some great information about it, and free typical food!!! Don't hesitate and join us on Friday night! We are gonna have tons of fun! And tons of new friends! Just feel free to bring your friends too!
The new academic year 2011/2012 was opened on the 16th of August with a one minute's silence moment, in the memory of the victims of the terror attack in Oslo and Utøya, 22nd of July.
Volda University College will for the first time invite you to an Erasmus Staff Training Week, taking place during week 38, from 19th to 23rd September 2011. This is right after the EAIE-conference in Copenhagen, and it might be a good opportunity for some of you to extend your Scandinavian program.
Friday, 29th May, the international students went on a final trip to the bird island Runde. The time has come to say goodbye to each other and to Norwegian nature.
Norwegian Constitution Day is the most important national celebration. Every 17th May children, pupils, students, parade together with representatives from various clubs, organizations and groups. Lead by fanfare, marching proudly trough lines of people energetically waving flags, thousands show their pride of being Norwegians.
Two guest lecturers from Klaipeda University (Lithuania) will visit Volda University College during the period 11th to 15th April. Mrs. Danute Petrauskaite and Mrs. Jurate Karosaite will give lectures while in Volda, as well as a concert with works by Ciurlionis and other Lithuanian contemporary composers.
International and Norwegian students taking part in the course DR211 Staging Cultural Histories prepared a project entitled Act SEX! The play will be presented to the audience on Saturday, 2nd April, in Teatersalen Kaarstad. The performance is in English and is open to everybody and represent a good opportunity of experiencing cultural activities in Volda.
International and Norwegian students joined forces and prepared an action to collect money for the victims of the 11th March earthquake and tsunami in Japan. After three days over 5300,- NOK were raised. The sum was send to Japan via Red Cross International.
The Clinton Experience, and Fatty Sunroad will play at Rust, in Ørsta, on Saturday 19th March. Both bands have a strong connection to Volda University College, as The Clinton Experience if a band formed by employees of the university college and Fatty Sunroad is a students’ band.
Bachelor students from the Faculty of Arts and Physical Education prepared a "cultural hour". The event will take place on 23rd March 2011, from 13:00 hours, in Teatersalen Kaarstad. Everybody interested is invited to join and experience the culture in Volda.
The course has a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to the interaction between nature, culture and man, and media used to promote this. It contains both the development of practical skills, pedagogic proficiency and theoretical insights on aspects that make up this interaction. The study may be part of a Bachelor’s degree as well as being a separate course of 30 credits.
Stemningen var høy i kantina på lørdag! Mer enn 30 internasjonale studenter tok del i en fargerik workshop der målet var å dekorere kantina før Internasjonal dag onsdag 16. Resultatet er hundrevis av vimpler i alle regnbuens farger, til å bli inspirert og i godt humør av!
Staging cultural histories: An exploration of controversial issues in Norwegian literature from 1870 to 1914 is a new course offered by The section of Drama and Theatre at The Faculty of Art and Physical Education. The lessons will start next Wednesday, but there are still more study places left for interested students.
We all meet on Erasmus, isn’t that what they say? I believe that’s very true, the decision to go on Erasmus is the best decision I’ve ever made.
Volda University College’s Austral-Asian Studies students have recently returned to Brisbane, Australia after a visit to Japan. They study, travel and learn about different aspects of culture in Australia and Asia.
For the last five years, Volda University College has had a large increase in the number of international students on campus. Few left without looking back, some stayed, but most went home and convinced their colleagues how wonderful being an Erasmus in Volda is.
Recorded in Kenya, shot in Volda. Four of Volda's international students have made this music video to the self-written song "Sina Mwingine" or "I have no other". Erasmus student Jekabs Stelmahers from Latvia shot and edited the video. Locations in Volda include Rotevatnet, the town center and Volda University College.
The application deadline for Erasmus, EEA, freemover students, for the coming semester, has been set for 15th November. Potential students are invited to send their documents before this date. The learning agreement has to be sent trough the International office of the institution the applicants come from.
Volda University College received funds for 15 new master study places, in the budget for the next academic year. At the same time, VUC got money to keep the 30 study places which were awarded in 2009. The increase in the 2011 budget is about 12 million NOK, summing up to a total of 245 million NOK for next academic year.
For the spring semester 2011, international students at Volda University College will have to apply for rooms in the official residences directly at the Student Welfare Organization (SfS). The decision was taken between the International Office at VUC and SfS and is intended to ease the information exchange between the dorm administration and students.
Wednesday, 29th September was the time for multicultural activities at Volda University College. Norwegian students had the chance to get first hand information about exchange programs. Eleven guests, from 10 countries, represented their home institution in the most important international event at VUC in the autumn semester.