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University Board elections 2017

Board members for the term 1 August, 2017, to 31 July, 2021.

Rector (chairperson, four years)

Svein Stølen has been elected Rector and Gro Bjørnerud Mo has been elected Pro-Rector.

Rectorial elections 2017


The election was carried out electronically. The central electoral committee announced the results 1 June 2017.

Permanent employees with teaching and research positions (four years)

  • Professor Anne Birgitte Rønning, Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages
  • Professor Erling Sverdrup Sandmo, Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History
  • First deputy: Professor Olav Gjelsvik, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas / Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN)
  • Second deputy: Professor Dag Harald Claes, Department of Political Science

Fixed-term employees with teaching and research positions (one year)

Technical and administrative staff (four years)

Percentage of employees who participated in the election

  • Permanent employees with teaching and research positions: 35 percent
  • Fixed-term employees with teaching and research positions: 13,8 percent
  • Technical and administrative staff: 33,2 percent

Student elections (one year)

Representatives from the student body elected by the Student Parliament:

External members (four years)

External members nominated by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research 16 June 2017:

  • Anne-Marie Engel, Director of Research, Lundbeckfonden
  • Idar Kreutzer, CEO, Finance Norway
  • Qaisar Farooq Akram, Director of Research, Norges Bank
  • Elisabeth B. Kvalheim, Chief Technology Officer, Statoil
  • First deputy: Kristin Hollung, Research Director, Nofima
  • Second deputy: Einar Hagem, Architect and Partner, Lund Hagem Arkitekter