A CLASS ACT!
The call for a boycott of Israel
was too much for this hotel king.
Google translation: Two days before the Board at NTNU in Trondheim unanimously rejected the demand from students and academic staff to boycott Israel, it received a letter from NTNU, Olav Thon. Thon made it clear that he is cutting support he has given the university.
The financier will find it totally uninteresting to give financial support to an environment where political views, according to Thon’s opinion, evidently can get in front of a good research environment.
Thon has supported the Department of Civil and transportation. Over 3 years he has sponsored institute with around 300,000 kroner for an adjunct professor position for Svein Bjøberg. He is daily employed in the company advisor Multiconsult. Bjøberg’s appointment at NTNU, sponsored by Thon, exit 30 June next year.
The Board adopted November to reject the requirement of an academic boycott of Israel. In the letter which was sent two days ago, Thon wrote that he considered that the outcome would be no to the boycott. But he was nevertheless so irritated over the boycott strong requirements and manufacture of NTNU as possibly the world’s first university to boycott Israel, he said thanks for them, according to Aftenposten. Thon made it clear that further correspondence or meeting on the matter would be futile