[PHOTO MISSING]In addition to the prince, the Minister of Education and Research, Kristin Clemet, the Minister of Fisheries, Svein Ludvigsen, and the head of the parliament's education committee, Rolf Reikvam, participated in the festive ceremony. Other invited guests included UMB's partners from the academic, ministerial and research milieu. The formal part of the ceremony included awarding five people the UMB Honorary Doctorate.
The prince subsequently cut a ribbon as a symbolic gesture to open the new University Grove, which includes 7 maple trees. In the evening, staff and students alike enjoyed a Norwegian shrimp meal and live music.