Certificate Students Harald Bøe and Tarjei Brekke Win the Faculty of Humanities Case Competition
The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities congratulates Honours certificate students Harald Bøe and Tarjei Brekke, as well as history student Andrine Brorson, with winning the first Faculty of Humanities case competition!
The autumn's winning team consisted of Harald Bøe (top right), Tarjei Brekke (bottom left) and Andrine Brorson (bottom right).
In September of 2021, the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo hosted its first case competition as part of the "Graduate Ongoing Work qualification Towards offering Highly qualified skills for SMEs" (GROWTH4SMEs) project under the EU-program Erasmus+. Students from all programs at the faculty were invited to participate, and fifteen teams of three to six students were split across two cases: Manus AS, a communications bureau, asked seven teams to help them find ways to present their digital services to customers; the remaining eight teams were tasked by Corporate Communications AS to analyse the possible effects of the German federal election on the export of Norwegian natural gas. The winning team received the latter assignment and performed extraordinarily, earning applause from the company representative from Corporate Communications AS.
Harald Bøe is a master student of philosophy and is writing his thesis on how natural goods and resources are valued in economics, and what implications this has for things such as agency. His Honours certificate project to be presented at the 2021 Eco-Slam in December will be a poetry project about cross-species encounters.
Tarjei Brekke is a master student of Chinese culture and society and is writing his thesis on Chinese marine environmental governance in the distant water fishing sector. His Honours certificate project to be presented at the 2021 Eco-Slam in December will be a short story on how humanity seeks to emulate nature by creating drones to replace lost pollinators.