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Candidates Stølen, Mo, Gornitzka and Sandset

Rector candidate Svein Stølen with Pro-Rector candidate Gro Bjørnerud Mo and Vice-Rector candidates Åse Gornitzka and Per Morten Sandset.

Gro Bjørnerud Mo and Svein Stølen. Photo: © UiO/Anders Lien

Get to know Svein Stølen

Why do you want to be the next Rector of UiO?

– I am very fond of UiO, both its people and the community it represents, and our role in society. However, we must develop and achieve better interaction both internally and with the society around us, in order to exploit the university’s power. We shall be a seedbed for critical thinking and basic research, but also help to solve societal challenges. I am particularly concerned with the improvement potential in the fields of education, human resource policy and interdisciplinarity.

– As a leader I will have my feet on the ground and be concerned with concrete action, and I believe that as head of department and Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, I have demonstrated that I can chart a direction and get things done. Many people have asked me to stand as candidate for Rector.

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