NHH's language guidelines

The working group consists of Trine Dahl (head), Jorun Gunnerud, Astri Kamsvåg, Aksel Mjøs, Jarle Møen and a student representative. After the group's first meeting, Gernot Doppelhofer and Iselin Uthaug (student) have been appointed members of the group.
The working group consists of Trine Dahl (head), Jorun Gunnerud, Astri Kamsvåg, Aksel Mjøs, Jarle Møen and a student representative. After the group's first meeting, Gernot Doppelhofer and Iselin Uthaug (student) have been appointed members of the group.
By Astri Inga Kamsvåg

10 September 2018 14:38

NHH's language guidelines

NHH has just appointed a working group whose mandate is to consider NHH's language guidelines. The group consists of Trine Dahl (head), Jorun Gunnerud, Astri Kamsvåg, Aksel Mjøs, Jarle Møen and a master's student. Irene Waraas is the group's secretary.

NHH's strategy 2018-2021 states: "NHH shall pursue a language policy that effectively balances NHH’s social mission in Norway with its international ambitions."

In view of the objectives and priorities that follow from NHH's strategy, the working group shall

  1. consider NHH's current guidelines and suggest adjustments if needed (including removing or merging specific guidelines)
  2. consider whether further guidelines are needed and if so, propose how these may be formulated
  3. discuss whether it is desirable to explicitly express expectations or set requirements for permanent employees regarding acceptable competence in Norwegian after a given number of years of employment (and how this might be implemented)

Further process

- The group shall submit their considerations and suggestions to the Rector by the end of 2018.  
- Then the proposal will be circulated at NHH for comments. 
- A proposal for new language guidelines will be placed before the NHH Board in February 2019.  

The working group

  • Professor Trine Dahl, Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication (head of the group)
  • Senior adviser, Jorun Gunnerud, Office of Student and Academic Affairs
  • Communications adviser Astri Kamsvåg, Office of Communications and Marketing
  • Associate professor Aksel Mjøs, Departement of Finance
  • Professor Jarle Møen, Departement of Business and Management Science
  • Gernot Doppelhofer, Department of Economics (from 25 September)
  • Student representative at master's level, appointed by NHHS, Iselin Uthaug 

Irene Waraas at the Section for Admissions, Office of Student and Academic Affairs, is the group's secretary.

NHH's current language guidelines

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