Rógvi Olavson

Rógvi Olavson

Master of Science in Culture and Society, Master of Social Science in Political Communication and Management, Master of Arts in Sociology

  • Jónas Broncks gøta 25, 4th floor, FO-100 Tórshavn

    Faroe Islands


Research activity per year

Personal profile



Justinussen, J. C. S. & Olavson R. (in review), The Faroese COVID-19 response: testing and soft law. In A. V. Haug (ed.) Crisis Management, Governance and Covid 19 Pandemic Policy in the Nordic Countries. Edward Elgar Publishing.

Wihlborg, E., Godenhjelm, S., Olavson, R. & Malmborg, F. (in review) Professions and Strategies of Policy Entrepreneurs in Crisis Management: Cross-Country Conceptualisations in the Nordics during COVID-19, European Policy Analysis.

Olavson, R. (in review), Small but Sturdy: Lessons on Robust Governance from COVID-19 in the Faroe Islands, Small States & Territories, 4(1).

Skorini, H. & Olavson, R. (2021) “Færøerne in Jonas Ohlsson, Mark Blach-Ørsten & Ida Willig (ritstj.) Covid-19 och de nordiska nyhets-medierna. Nordicom, Gøteborg University & The Nordic Council of Ministers. https://doi.org/10.48335/9789188855473

Ravn-Højgaard, S., Jóhannsdóttir, V., Karlsson, R., Olavson, R., & í Skorini, H. (2021). Particularities of media systems in the West Nordic countries. Nordicom Review, 42(S2), 102–123. https://doi.org/10.2478/nor-2021-0020

Hayfield, E.A., Olavson, R. & Patursson, L. (2016) “Part-time work in the Nordic Region – an introductory study to the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland Islands.” Nordic Council of Ministers. https://doi.org/10.6027/TN2016-518

Olavson, R. (2014) “Modernising Capernaum – A qualitative study of individualism and cosmopolitanism among Brethren in the Faroes” in Neil T.R. Dickson & Thomas J. Marinello (ritstj.) The Brethren Movement: Studies in Spirituality and Culture. Troon, UK: BAHN.


Niclasen, I. & Olavson, R. (2023), “The Media in the Faroe Islands”, Trap Faroe Islands.

Olavson, R. (2023) “Hvussu stýrdu Føroyar gjøgnum Covid-19 kreppuna?” Ein eftirmeting (How did the Faroe Islands manage the COVID-19 crisis? An evaluation). Prime Minister’s Office. Government of the Faroe Islands.

Prime Minister’s Office (2022) “Grønari hinumegin – tilmæli um einar burðardyggari Føroyar” (Greener on the other side – recommendations for a more sustainable Faroe Islands).

Prime Minister’s Office (2021) Havið og framtíðin – tilmæli um burðardyggan virðisvøkstur úr havinum (The Sea and the Future – recommendations on sustainable growth from the sea).

Department of Foreign Affairs, Government of the Faroe Islands (2015) Eftirmeting – Hoyvíkssáttmálin 2006-2015 (Evaluation – the Hoyvík Agreement 2006-2015).

Olavson, R. (2015) “Skúli ella skrímsl” (School or Monster). In Absalonsen, O. & Jóhannesarson, T. Miðnámsrit 5, March 2015. Føroya Handilsskúli.

Olavson, R. (2011) “Dreymamyndir – ein drívmegi í føroyskum politikki” (Political Phantasms – a driver in Faroese politics). In Høgni Reistrup & Stefan í Skorini (eds.) Valið og Valdið – ein tvørskurður av løgtingsvalinum 2011. Tórshavn: Sprotin.

Olavson, R. (2009) “Førleiki í útlegd – hugburðar, samleikar og framtíðarætlanir hjá útisetum í Bretlandi”. (Skills in Exile – attitudes, identities, and future plans of Faroese migrants to the United Kingdom. Department of Foreign Affairs, Government of the Faroe Islands.

Professional Information

2023-present: Phd Candidate, Department of History and Social Science, University of the Faroe Islands.

2023-present: Chairman of the Board, Faroe Islands Broadcasting.

2021-2023: Administrative officer, Prime Minister’s Office, Government of the Faroe Islands.

2017-2023: Part-time lecturer, University of the Faroe Islands.

2020-2022: Committee Member, Media Subsidy Committee, Ministry of Culture.

2019-2021: Scientific Assistant, Department of History and Social Science, University of the Faroe Islands.

2019: Communications Officer, Faroe Islands National Bank.

2016-2019: Journalist, Faroe Islands Broadcasting.

2015-2016: Scientific Assistant, Department of History and Social Science, University of the Faroe Islands.

2014-2016: Content writer, Department of Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office, Government of the Faroe Islands

2015: External Consultant, Department of Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office, Government of the Faroe Islands.


Course co-ordination and teaching

Media and Political Communication (MA, 10 ECTS) 2021, 2022, 2023.

Master project (MA, 10 ECTS), 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.

Planning theory (BA, 10 ECTS), 2017, 2018 og 2019.

Teaching only

Globalization and social change (BA, 10 ECTS), 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024.

Master’s thesis (on writing well) (30 ECTS), 2020, 2021.

Methodology (discourse analysis) (MA, 10 ECTS), 2020.

Institutions, organisations, and social change (BA, 10 ECTS), 2020.


Master’s thesis in Social Science and Political Science, 2024 (30 ECTS)

Master’s thesis in West Nordic Studies, The relevance of sustainable waste disposal – a study of commercial and industrial waste management, 2021 (30 ECTS)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Copenhagen Business School

1 Aug 20109 Jan 2013

Award Date: 28 Jan 2013

Master, The London School of Economics and Political Science

19 Aug 200719 Aug 2008

Award Date: 1 Nov 2008

Master, University of Aberdeen

1 Oct 200330 Jul 2007

Award Date: 1 Jul 2007

External positions

Chairman of the Board, Kringvarp Føroya

1 Mar 2023 → …


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