Bjørn Stensaker

Vice-Rector for Education
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Phone +47-22844472
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Room 554
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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 7 Helga Engs hus 0317 OSLO
Postal address P.O.Box 1092 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Professor Bjørn Stensaker was appointed Vice-Rector for Education from August 2021-2025.

Other affiliations: LINK - Center for Learning, Innovation and Academic Development

Research area

  • Studies in higher education
  • Organization and Governance of Educational Institutions
  • Internationalization
  • Educational Reforms
  • Quality assurance
  • Leadership and Management
  • Comparative and International Studies
  • Innovation
  • ICT and Learning

Educational Background

2004: PhD, University of Twente, School of Business Administration, Technology and Public Administration
1993: Cand.Polit., University of Oslo (Political science)


1993 - current,  Researcher, Senior Researcher and Research Professor, NIFU (The Nordic Institute for Innovation, Research and Education)                                                         

Project funding

The Norwegian Ministry of Research and Education, The Norwegian Research Council, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Danish Ministry of Education, the Swedish Agency for Higher Education, European Commission, OECD, and a number of higher education institutions in the Nordic countries


  • Institutional theory
  • Qualitative methods,
  • Evaluation theory and evaluation research
  • Organisational theory and analysis

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Tags: Education, Higher education
Published Aug. 2, 2021 12:43 PM - Last modified Oct. 12, 2021 10:16 AM