Team Stølen & Gornitzka will be UiO´s new rectorate

Svein Stølen and Åse Gornitzka will be Rector and Pro-rector at the University of Oslo for the next four years. This was decided by the University Board today.

From the left: Åse Gornitzka, Bjørn Stensaker, Svein Stølen, Per Morten Sandset og Mette Halskov Hansen. Photo: ©UiO/Anders Lien

I am really looking forward to continuing as rector at the University of Oslo. It is an institution I am very fond of and proud to lead, says Rector Svein Stølen.

The election platform for Stølen and Gornitzka emphasises, among other things, openness, broader participation, and more simplification in everyday life.

I have a very skilled team joining me when embarking on implementing our election platform. This is vital, because we have great ambitions on behalf of UiO, says Rector Svein Stølen.

Efforts to strengthen international cooperation in both research and education will be important for the new rectorate over the next four years.

The list of exciting tasks is long – there is a lot going on in knowledge policy nationally, internationally, and in the European arena. We are especially looking forward to continuing the work of further developing the collaboration with our six European partner universities in the Circle U. alliance, says future Pro-Rector, Åse Gornitzka.

Stølen and Gornitzka had no counter-candidates, and were therefore elected after the University Board had considered the recommendation from the election board. The new rectorate team has been elected for the period 1 August 2021 to 31 July 2025.

This is the new rectorate team at the University of Oslo

Svein Stølen, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, is a Professor of Chemistry and Rector at UiO 2017-2021. Stølen ran for re-election with his new team, Stølen & Gornitzka.

Åse Gornitzka, Faculty of Social Sciences, is a Professor of Political Science. She is Vice-Rector for research and internationalisation from 2017-2021, and will be Pro-Rector with the same area of responsibility.

Bjørn Stensaker, Faculty of Educational Sciences, is a Professor of Pedagogy and head of LINK - Centre for Learning and Education, and will be Vice-Rector for education.

Per Morten Sandset, Faculty of Medicine, is a Professor of Medicine and Vice-Rector for research and innovation 2017-2020. He will continue in the same function in the new team.

Mette Halskov Hansen, Faculty of Humanities, is a Professor of Chinese Studies, and will be Vice-Rector for Climate/Environment and Interdisciplinary Studies.


Published Mar. 9, 2021 1:08 PM - Last modified Mar. 9, 2021 1:08 PM