Professor emerita Betteke van Ruler has been appointed ICA Fellow by the International Communication Association during the 2018 conference in Praque. Fellow status in the ICA is primarily a recognition of distinguished scholarly contributions to the broad field of communication. The jury commented “Dr. van Ruler has been at the forefront of the theoretical development of the field of public relations and strategic management. Highly respected among public relations and organizational scholars in Communication and related disciplines and honored by professional associations and practitioners, Professor van Ruler has not only been a central figure in bringing cross-national and global perspectives to the study of public relations, she has been a dynamic force in transforming the theoretical and communicative frames that typified the study and practice of public relations”. Download the press release
Congratulations also to Diana Ingenhoff together with Elad Segev and Jérôme Chariatte who deserved the Top Faculty Best Paper Award with the paper The Country and its Objectives Mirrored Between Attitudes and Information Searches in a Cross-National Comparison!