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.


  • Wednesday, 13 May 2020 - The corona pandemic may have removed more than a third of the cultural sector's revenue

    During March and April, more than a third of the income in the cultural sector may have disappeared. A new report from Menon Economics and BI:CCI is describing this on assignment of The Cultural Council of Norway.

  • Thursday, 30 April 2020 - kulturradet,no Investigate the impact of the corona crisis on the music industry

    The Music Industry's Council and the Cultural Council investigate loss of revenue for the music industry as a result of the corona crisis. The purpose of the study is to get a picture of how the corona crisis has affected the music industry and how different measures are being taken. BI Center for Creative Industries is conducting the survey, which encompasses a wide range of music organizations and actors.

  • Wednesday, 22 April 2020 - Professor Christian Fieseler heads EU-project

    Mobilizing the Arts for an Inclusive Digital Transformation. The consequences of the digital transformation for things like democracy, labour rights and privacy are extremely difficult to predict. While some private companies dominate the pace of technological change, civil society and government often struggle to make their voice heard. Against this background, the research project ARTSFORMATION grows out of a recognition that the arts can be a valuable partner and change maker to help build a better digital transformation.

  • Thursday, 19 March 2020 - Guri Hjeltnes is a new member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

    New members of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in 2020 are elected. 17 new Norwegian members and 6 foreigners in the Mathematical and Natural Sciences class and in the Class for the Humanities and Social Sciences respectively. Guri Hjeltnes, Director of the The Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies, is selected in Group 1, history. She is also Professor at the Department of Communication and Culture, BI.


  • Thursday, 16 May 2019 - Guri Hjeltnes member of the committee to investigate the "Æresretten"

    The other members are Anine Kierulf, Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde, Dag Michalsen and Geir Woxholt who have been elected to the committee who will review all aspects of the "Æresretten" in 1945 and present a recommendation to the next annual meeting in The Norwegian author association.

  • Wednesday, 24 April 2019 - Professor Morten Huse is new member to the Board of The Academy of Management

    Professor Morten Huse, Department of Communication and Culture, is new member to the Board of Governors for the term 2019-2020 in The Academy of Management. Terms will begin at the close of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (August 9-13, 2019 in Boston, MA, USA.


  • Thursday, 06 December 2018 - New book "Favorable intelligence" by Trond Kjærstad

    As an organizational psychologist and BI lecturer, Trond Kjærstad has a good viewpoint, and the theme of his new book is certainly placed in the middle of time: creativity. Don't we have to be more creative all together? But in the meantime, he is finally able to get a thorough and well thought introduction to the subject, where creativity is primarily linked to existence and the question of how we best act in the world, and less to achievements and benefits.

  • Wednesday, 21 November 2018 - New book: Always in front of the screen

    Dagbladet and the digital shift. The book is written by Martin Eide, UiB, and Christine Myrvang, BI Norwegian Business School. Universitetsforlaget 2018.

  • Monday, 12 November 2018 - Stakeholders to discuss better solutions for tax systems

    The findings on a four-year research project, called FairTax, was presented at Norway House in Brussels on 7 November, 2018. The project has been finanzed by EU Horizon 2020.

  • Monday, 01 October 2018 - Science’s Quality-Control Process Gets a Makeover

    Many academics and journals are pushing to acknowledge and incentivize peer review. The award “makes the often invisible, behind-the-scenes and voluntary work of peer review more visible,” says Christoph Lutz, a communications and culture researcher at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, who was also rated as a top reviewer by Publons this year. It’s a nice sign of appreciation and shows that my work as a peer reviewer is being valued, he says.

  • Monday, 17 September 2018 - Bodø Biennal

    Bodø Biennal impresses with a diverse and quality-enhanced biennial program and presents this year at many amazing moments. Professor of BI Norwegian Business School, Sigrid Røyseng's lecture on "Dance Space in Culture Policy and Society" was particularly engaging. Røyseng gave an introduction to the explosive development of dance art in recent years and answered later on whether instrumentation of art is a problem. Røyseng was open to the fact that such "use" of the art for another purpose could be positive, not because something is known about the positive effects of art in society, but because people believe in it. When people believe in art and art gets the role of cure, we become healthier, according to Røyseng.

  • Monday, 16 July 2018 - Right person in right place also abroad

    David Guttormsen is a researcher at the Department of Communication and Culture at BI Norwegian Business School, but is currently affiliated with the Waseda University in Tokyo in connection with field work in East Asia. Guttormsen is researching on international HR, and especially for employees who work abroad for shorter or longer periods, so-called expats.

  • Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - New measuring tool launched

    New models to measure the impact of strategic communication have been launched.

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    In the article "Communication evaluation and measurement: Skills, practices and utilization in European organizations," Ansgar Zerfass and his colleagues document that there are many who lack the necessary knowledge to conduct measurements. Many focus on rather simple goals, such as traffic in social channels, as well as media coverage.  Norwegian figures show the same. The BI researchers Alexander Buhmann and Peggy S. Brønn made a survey among the members of the Association, where they further discussed the reasons. The article "Applying Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior to predict practitioners' intentions to measure and evaluate communication" shows how practitioners do not think they have enough tools for the task and also lack resources in terms of budgets, personnel and time.

  • Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - New book from Professor Morten Huse

    The book is called "Value-Creating Boards: Challenges for Future Practice and Research" published by Cambridge Elements.

  • Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - Beathe Due new provost at Noroff - School of Technology and Digital Media

    Beathe Due has long experience in management, technology and digital media. She had the management position in Tøyen Startup Village and is Associate Professor II at the Department of Communication and Culture, BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Friday, 18 May 2018 - 90 years in the service of music

    From revues to export. Norwegian music life is more vibrant than ever. It has been a long way, but the result is a music industry and a music life we can be proud of, says Audun Molde, Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Department of Communication and Culture.

  • Monday, 09 April 2018 - The Media Awards 2018 will be released on May 2nd

    This year's digital jury has consisted of Ragnhild K. Olsen, BI Norwegian Business School, Bjørn Bore, Dagbladet, Marius Karlsen, iNord and Trine Ohrberg-Rolfsrud, MBL. Who is this year's local news site? Who has made this year's web TV series? The prizes will be awarded in Bergen on May 2nd. The nominations for the Annual Newspaper and the Year's Magazine will be published on April 11th. Over 60 media have participated in this year's competition.

  • Monday, 19 March 2018 - The Legal Security Prize 2018

    The Jury for the Legal Security Prize is appointed by the Jurist Association's board, but is independent of the association. The 2018 jury consists among others of: Guri Hjeltnes, Dr. Philos, Director of the Center for Holocaust Studies and Minorities and Professor II at BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Thursday, 22 February 2018 - POP a history

    This is a story about pop music, over 200 years - from the industrial revolution to the digital pioneer era: music, technology, media, formats and music industry. The book is published by Cappelen Damm, and is written by Audun Molde, Adjunct Senior Lecturer II at the Department of Communication and Culture. The book will be launched during BY:LARM 1.-3. March 2018.

  • Monday, 05 February 2018 - Report on the value chain for Norwegian films and series

    On behalf of the Ministry of Culture, Menon Economics has, in collaboration with BI Norwegian Business School, BI Center for Creative Industries (BI: CCI) mapped the transition from analogue to digital distribution of films and series, and this has changed the market and value chains for films and series in Norway. Project leader has been Terje Gaustad, Department of Communication and Culture. The report is also featured in 6.2.

  • Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - Gets millions of funding for research

    Professor Christian Fieseler and the research project "Future Ways of Working in the Digital Economy" at BI Norwegian Business School are awarded a total of 19.5 million NOK for the next four to five years from the Norwegian Research Council.

  • Friday, 26 January 2018 - Ide Katrine Birkeland has a new role in Udir

    A new framework for kindergardens came into force on 1 August 2017. Udir has launched an evaluation program to gain knowledge about how the framework plan is implemented and used in practice. The program lasts from 2018-2022, with a total cost framework of 20 million. An external program management has been established to ensure high quality in all aspects of the program, and is the supreme decision-making authority. The program board consists of 6 members, including Ide Katrine Birkeland, Associate Professor at BI. Leader is Henrik Zachrisson, Professor, NUBU.

  • Friday, 12 January 2018 - Sigrid Røyseng is new menber in a new committee

    The Ministry of Culture has appointed a new committee for the state artist grants for the period 2018-2021. One of the members is Sigrid Røyseng, Professor of BI and Professor II at the Norwegian Academy of Music.


  • Thursday, 26 October 2017 - Corporate Communication Summit 2017

    Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Centre for Corporate Communication Oct 27th. The theme for the day is “The Changing Face of PR/Corporate Communication in Norway".

  • Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - BIs Intranett, Bikuben BIs International Summer Programme goes blended

    New Head of BIs International Summer School Programme, Head of the department Gillian Warner-Söderholm, has made some changes to the existing programme and are now kicking off three interactive webinars before the students arrive end of June. The students can get more information about the courses and ask questions they may have. More than 200 applicants to about 100 places. The International summer school is more popular than ever.

  • Thursday, 30 March 2017 - UK Creative Industries Fed magazine Professor Anne-Britt Gran in interview

    Professor Anne-Britt Gran has recently returned from a meeting in the UK Creative Industries Fed, where she is member of The International Advisory Council. On this occasion she has been interviewed in their magazine (issue 2/2017).

  • Monday, 27 March 2017 - Salangen Nyheter New book about Social Entrepreneurship by Professor Benedicte Brøgger

    Professor Benedicte Brøgger has written a book about social entrepreneurship. She explains social entrepreneurship, what it is, what it covers and how it affects the community and what place social entrepreneurship has in business. She puts social entrepreneurship in larger contexts, both internationally, in Norwegian business and business modeling. The book will be released in March on CappelenDamm Academic Publishing, and launched May 2nd, 10:00-11:00 at the Library, BI Norwegian Business School.

  • Thursday, 23 March 2017 - Aftenposten The publishers must open up

    Publisher and industry expert Anitra Guddal Figenschou think too much is hidden behind closed doors in the Norwegian book trade market. Norway is wonderfully well adjusted for book sales, with funding which benefits both publishers, authors and readers, says lecturer II Anitra Guddal Figenschou. She runs her own publishing house, in addition to teaching and research.

  • Thursday, 23 March 2017 - Who has done the most for the rule of law?

    The rule of law is for everyone and the rule of law are core values ​​for all lawyers. Juristforbundet honour individuals or organizations that are fighting for the same values. The prize "The rule of law" is awarded for the 12th time. Who should receicve the prize? Professor Guri Hjeltnes is one of five members of this year's jury.

  • Thursday, 09 March 2017 - BI: Centre for Creative Industries Advertisement potential for digital local newspapers with user fees

    The fresh study "Ad + - Potential advertisements for digital local newspapers with user fees", provides valuable insight into Norwegian local newspapers' commercial operation. The study is based on 23 interviews with representatives from the advertising and marketing side in 23 Norwegian local newspapers, as well as a qualitative survey among readers by four of these newspapers.

  • Friday, 03 March 2017 - ICA The 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association

    Assistant Professor Alexander Buhmann co-organizing at this conference in San Diego, USA, 25 - 29. may, 2017. The event is called: Interventions: Communication Research and Practice, and is also co-sponsored by BICCC, BI Centre on Corporate Communication.

  • Friday, 03 March 2017 - USC Center on Public Diplomacy A project funded by the USC Annenberg School of Communication, Center on Public Diplomacy, USA

    Assistant Professor Alexander Buhmann is principle investigator for the project called: Why Do(n’t) They Measure? Drivers and Barriers in Public Diplomacy Measurement and Evaluation.

  • Tuesday, 21 February 2017 - Seminar April 20th, 2017: Freedom of speech and censorship - the challenge of terrorism

    Thursday April 20th, The department of communication and culture organize a seminar at BI with the former culture editor of Jyllands Posten, Flemming Rose. The focus is on free speech and censorship in connection with the challenges of terrorism. The occasion is the debate on media management that has recently occurred in Denmark after the release of Flemming Rose's latest book "De besatte".

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    You will find the complete programme and registration for the seminar at