Department of Communication and Culture

We are a leading department that develops and disseminates knowledge in communication, culture and education. The department has several research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway and Horizon 2020 in collaboration with other national and international institutions.

The course portfolio includes two of BI's undergraduate studies: Creative Industries Management and Digital Communication and Marketing. In addition, the department offers program courses at the Master of Science level and nine programs at the Executive Master of Management.
The department has divided its research into the following centers: Center for Corporate Communication, Center for Creative Industries, Center for Internet and Society and Center for Innovation in Education.

Gillian Warner-Søderholm

Head of Department Department of Communication and Culture +4746410697


Silje Engeseth
Head of Administration

Administration: +47 46 41 01 50

BI Norwegian Business School
Nydalsveien 37
N-0484 Oslo

Switchboard: +47 46 41 00 00

Our profile

Through research and teaching, the department's employees work with overall issues and critical thinking in organizations and society, communication and culture.
- We work with both internal and external communication and develop new knowledge and new programs based on the communication challenges of the future where digitalization is central.
- We work with the importance of culture for individuals and organizations, including cultural leadership, educational leadership and personal development, as well as understanding the importance of cultural differences in different countries and organizations.
Educational and research policy, gender equality and globalization are important issues in both our research and teaching.

  • Monday, 29 June 2020 -

    Syllabus on paper

    The majority of Norwegian students believe that they learn less when their studies are digital, according to a new study. BI Professor Anne-Britt Gran has researched on Norwegians' digital reading…

  • Monday, 29 June 2020 -

    Tougher competition than ever from the streaming giants

    Corona is not synonymous with crisis for everyone: Netflix has gained millions of new subscribers. This could present problems for Norwegian actors, says researcher and film expert Terje Gaustad.

  • Thursday, 25 June 2020 - BI Business Review

    The digital economy is more youthful than you think

    The story is about Miray, Nick, Ash and thousands of young digital entrepreneurs, Gemma Newlands and Christian Fieseler writing in this article.

  • Wednesday, 24 June 2020 -

    NEW magazine: Communication for leaders 2020