First meeting of the Board of the Vigdís International Centre

Today 10 September 2015 took place at the University of Iceland the first meeting of the Board of the Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding.

The board decided to focus during the first years of the Centre´s activity on Language and Culture Contact in the West Nordic Region, both in terms of research in languages and culture and in terms of knowledge exchange and dissemination.

Members of the board are Mr. Alfredo Perez de Arminan, Assistant Director-General for Culture, appointed by UNESCO; Dr. Eiríkur Smári Sigurðsson, Director of Research, School of Humanities, University of Iceland, appointed by the Icelandic UNESCO committee; Dr. Guðrún Kvaran, Professor emerita of Icelandic, appointed from the Minister of Education and Culture; Dr. Auður Hauksdóttir, Chair, Professor of Danish, Dr. Ásdís R. Magnúsdóttir, Professor of French, and Dr. Þórhallur Eyþórsson, Professor of Linguistics, English department, all three appointed from the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages.

Mr. Alfredo Perez de Arminan was represented on this occasion by Ms. Rochelle Roca-Hachem, Program Specialist, who attended the meeting by skype from the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

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