Honorary Doctorate for services to freedom of speech

13.06.14 | News
The Director of NORDICOM, Professor Ulla Carlsson, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Tampere in Finland. The degree was conferred at a ceremony on the Swedish National Day, 6 June.

The Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research (NORDICOM) is a knowledge centre in the field of media and communication research as well as the development of the media in the Nordic countries. It is based at the University of Gothenburg, and Ulla Carlsson has worked there for many years.

Link: http://www.nordicom.gu.se/en

The title of Honorary Doctor was conferred on Ulla Carlsson by the University of Tampere “for exceptional contributions to the advancement of media scholarship in the Nordic Region and beyond, as well as, for extraordinary efforts to build the institutional infrastructure to achieve that”.

The honour serves as a reward for hard and successful work to promote freedom of speech, and Ulla is both proud and pleased to be the recipient.  

“It really is a huge honour to be named an honorary doctor of the University of Tampere. It also represents a major acknowledgement for Nordic co-operation and in particular for the value of the Nordic institutions. After many years of involvement, I am convinced that constructive Nordic co-operation stimulates and improves what the individual nations do at national level as well as in European and global arenas – especially form a democracy perspective – that is what Nordic synergy is all about.”