Ole Petter Ottersen
Professor Ole Petter Ottersen is the University of Oslo's elected rector for the period 2013-2017.
Professor Ottersen leads a broad-based team whose objective is to promote the quality of research and tuition at all faculties. The Rector and his team aim to develop the University of Oslo into an internationally leading university with academic breadth centred around research.
Ole Petter Ottersen graduated from the University of Oslo as Cand. med. (MD) in 1980, and gained his doctorate in medicine in 1982.
He became professor of the Department of Anatomy in 1992.From 1997 to1999, Professor Ottersen was academic head of the Department of Anatomy; from 2000-2002 he was Vice-Dean of Research at the Medical Faculty, and from 2002 to 2009 he headed the Centre for Molecular Biology and Neuroscience – one of Norway’s centres of excellence.
Professor Ottersen has received a number of awards for his research, including the Anders Jahre Medical Prize for young scientists in 1990 and the Anders Jahre Award for Medical Research (main award) in 2008.