Department of Communication and Culture

The department combines humanist and social science perspectives and places communication for leaders, public relations, arts management, and intercultural communication at the centre of its cross-disciplinary research and teaching.

Our course portfolio includes two of BIs specialised bachelor programmes Public Relations and Marketing Communication and Arts Management as well as nine Executive Master of Management Programmes. Our faculty deliver insightful research-based teaching for the most engaging learning experience throughout all our programmes. A third of our 45 academic personnel have a multinational background, building the basis for strong interactions between international and national/Norwegian perspectives in teaching and research.


Head of Department, Associate Professor

Gillian Warner-Søderholm

Research and Academic Resources Department of Communication and Culture


Silje Engeseth


Switch board: +47 46 41 00 00
Administration: +47 464 10 150

Handelshøyskolen BI
Nydalsveien 37
0484 Oslo

Our profile

Today, leaders need to develop an understanding of the communicative patterns and cultural practices that shape their organizations and interpersonal networks – including traditional, digital, and new media. To meet this need our Department offers theoretical and practical foundations and critical perspectives on which to build successful human and corporate relations. This is tailored specifically for the study of management in a global context with an emphasis on the following three areas:

Our research and teaching with an emphasis on communication management focuses on corporate communications, public relations and intercultural communication in digital, global, and new media environments. For more information, please visit the Centre for Corporate Communication and the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society. 

Our research and teaching with an emphasis on education management focuses evaluating and developing ways to enrich and enhance the educational system at all levels.  Our thought leadership programs are designed to increase learning outcomes through effective school management for all stakeholders.

  • Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - DN

    - Europeisk flyindustri forsvinner hvis man ikke tar grep

    Professor Eli Moen: Cited in DN in connection with an article about European aerospace.

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - Dagbladet

    For 80 millioner kroner skal Donald Trump gjøre seg mer spiselig

    08/30/2016: Associate professor Tor Bang: With statement to Dagbladet about Trump.

  • Sunday, August 28, 2016 - e24

    PwC: Husholdningstjenester vokser raskest

    Associate professor Peder Inge Furseth: With comments to E24 about the report which is created by PwC for the European Commision in connection with the sharing economy.

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - Dagsavisen

    Grenseløs norsk film

    Professor Sigrid Røyseng and associate professor Terje Gaustad: Says in an article to Dagsavisen whether the focus on Norwegian film in an increasingly globalized film industry.


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