University of Oslo Honors Fulbright Grantees
In what is becoming an annual tradition, Rector Ole Petter Ottersen welcomed US and Norwegian Fulbright grantees to a tea in their honor on May 10th. The grantees were joined by Vice Rector Doris Jorde, Fulbright staff and board members, university staff and academic advisors. US Ambassador to Norway Barry B. White was also in attendance.
Following remarks from Ottersen, Jorde, White, Fulbright board member Ragnhild Sohlberg, and Fulbright Director Petter Næss, it was the grantees’ turn to address the crowd. US Fulbrighters who have been at the university this past year went first, sharing information about their academic work and reflecting on what the year has meant to them. Norwegian grantees who are about to depart for the US talked about where they will conduct their studies and what those studies will entail. Grantees from both countries have academic ties to an impressive variety of institutions in the US in locations ranging from Alaska to Maryland. They are also in a wide array of disciplines from philosophy to biology to psychology. The Rector’s tea provided a special opportunity for the Norwegian and American UiO grantees to meet each other, and for the accomplishments of both groups to be celebrated.
The University of Oslo has maintained strong ties to the Fulbright program since its establishment in 1949. No university in Norway has produced more Fulbright recipients or hosted as many American grantees. The US-Norway Fulbright Foundation looks forward to continuing this strong relationship for years to come.
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