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.



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  • Sunday, 05 April 2020 -

    What do we do with discs, books and CDs when everything is available on the Internet?

    Anne-Britt Gran, Professor at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School, points out that there is a fundamental difference between listening and reading. Listening…

  • Wednesday, 25 March 2020 -

    Home office - Five tips for better communication

    BI professor Sut I Wong, and Head of the Department of Communication and Culture at BI, Gillian Warner-Søderholm, has conducted a study on the effects of home office. The study shows that home…

  • Tuesday, 24 March 2020 -

    The music industry after the pandemic

    The Music Industry Council (MIR) decided at a meeting on March 20 to carry out a survey of the consequences for the Norwegian music industry as a result of the global pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2.

  • Saturday, 21 March 2020 -

    Local newspapers need help

    At the same time as the local newspapers are working to cover the corona crisis, the advertising income are running at record speed, and we see the contours of an acute local media crisis. Their…


Communication for leaders

Communication for Leaders is a Science Communication Magazine published by Centre for Corporate Communication and Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School.

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