Berit Johanne Kjeldstad

Pro-Rector Education Education staff

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Høgskoleringen 1, Hovedbygningen * 112

Background and activities

Professor in Physics with scientific interests shown below. Currently Pro-Rector responsible for teaching and education.

Pro-Rector for Education at NTNU since 2009. Professor of Physics and former Head of the Department of Physics.

Pro-Rector for Education

The Pro-Rector for Education reports to the Rector and is a part of Rector's management team along with other pro-rectors, directors, deans and the director of the NTNU University Museum.

The Pro-Rector for Education has overall responsibility for NTNU’s teaching and the quality of its education.

The Pro-Rector for Education is head of the education staff, the Student and Academic Division and the University Library. She is also head of different educational advisory committees and informal educational advisory bodies.

NTNU’s pro-rectors share responsibility for:

  • Helping develop and implement NTNU’s strategy – NTNU 2020
  • Developing activities related to their areas of responsibility
  • Ensuring strong management with emphasis on quality
  • Providing suitable technical and administrative services under their areas of responsibility
  • Representing and positioning the institution and promoting internal and external collaboration
  • Creating a positive organizational culture and fostering a productive working environment

In addition, Berit Kjeldstad is


Born in Trondheim in 1956. Graduated with cand.real. degree from UNIT - AVH in 1981 and was awarded her doctoral degree in 1987 from the same institution, with her research focus on photobiophysics and microorganisms. She continued to work as a postdoc at AVH with questions related to the biological effects of ultraviolet light.

In 1992, Kjeldstad was appointed associate professor in the Department of Physics in energy and environmental physics, and was promoted to professor in 2001. Since 1993, she has worked on issues related to UV radiation from the Sun, atmospheric physics and climate. She has 10 years experience with the Research Council of Norway’s climate programme, among other appointments. She has taught various topics in physics from foundation courses to master’s level courses. In 1999 - 2000, she took a sabbatical year at UMIST, Manchester, UK.

In January 2006, Kjeldstad was appointed head of the Department of Physics.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications