New leadership for NTNU's top spots

NTNU's Board of Directors has selected new deans for the university's faculties and the university's museum. The new deans -- and those who will continue in their posts -- begin on 1 August 2013.

Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art (AB) - Fredrik Shetelig

Fredrik Shetelig (born 1960) has been selected as the new dean for the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art (AB).

Shetelig is currently a professor of architecture and vice dean for education in the same faculty. He was educated at the Oslo Institute of Engineering and at the Architecture Division of the former Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH, one of NTNU's predecessors). He was one of the founders of the Pir II Architects, where he was a partner and part owner until 2010.

Shetelig has won a number of architecture competitions and has broad experience from a range of large architecture projects. He was appointed as a assistant professor at NTNU in 2005 and a professor from 2006.
 

Faculty of Medicine (DMF) - Stig Arild Slørdahl

Stig Arild Slørdahl (born 1959) has been appointed for a new four-year term as the dean of the Faculty of Medicine (DMF). He is a professor of medicine and has a part-time position as an attending physician at  St. Olavs Hospital.

Slørdahl received his medical degree (dr.med) in 1992, after which he specialized in internal medicine and heart disease. He was appointed as an associate professor at DMF in 1995 and as a professor from 2002.

Slørdahl has held a number of national and international positions, and is active in both academic and popular science outreach.

Faculty of Humanities  (HF) - Anne Kristine Børresen

Anne Kristine Børresen (born 1964) has been appointed as the new dean of the Faculty of Humanities (HF).

Børresen is a professor of history, and took her doctorate in history (dr.art) in 1995. She was hired as an associate professor at the Department of History in 2004 and was appointed as a full professor in 2007.

Anne Kristine Børresen has written several books and has been a member of a number of different book committees. She has also been active in sharing her research in both popular and academic publications, and has been a visiting scholar at several universities abroad.

In addition to her research and publishing, Børresen has broad administrative experience at NTNU. She is currently a member of the NTNU Board as a representative of the academic staff.
Photo: Lars Gisnås

Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering  (IME) - Geir Egil Øien

Geir Egil Øien (born 1965) has been appointed for a new four year period as dean of the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering (IME). 

Øien has been a professor at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications since 2001. Øien was awarded his doctorate (dr.ing/PhD) at the Department of Telecommunications at NTH in 1993 and was employed as an associate professor at the University College in Stavanger (now the University of Stavanger) in 1994. In 1996 he was appointed associate professor at NTNU's Department of Telecommunications.  Øien is a member of a range of boards and committees and has published extensively in the academic press.

Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology  (IVT) - Ingvald Strømmen

Ingvald Strømmen (born 1950) has been appointed to a new four-year post as dean of the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (IVT).

Strømmen was awarded his doctorate (dr.ing/PhD) at the Department of Refrigeration Engineering at NTH in 1980. He was appointed an associate professor in the same department in 1982 and became a professor in 1993.

Strømmen has held a range of board positions in both research and the industry. He has published approxmiately 155 academic articles in national and international journals. He has won a number of awards and other recognition for his scientific work and for his creativity and innovation.

Photo: Universitetsavisa

 

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology (NT) - Anne Borg

Anne Borg (born 1958) has been appointed as the new Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology.

Borg is a professor of physics and vice dean for education at the faculty. Borg was awarded her doctorate (dr.ing/ PhD) at NTH in 1988, and was employed as a research assistant at Stanford University that same year. From 1989 she has held scientific positions at NTH and SINTEF, was appointed an associate professor at the Department of Physics in 1993, and a professor at the same department in 1998.

Borg has published about 75 scientific publications internationally and is a member of numerous national and international scientific committees.

Faculty of  Social Sciences and Technology Management (SVT) - Marit Reitan

Marit Reitan (born 1964) has been appointed as the new dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management (SVT).

Reitan is a professor and head of the Department of Sociology and Political Science. She was awarded her at the University of Oslo in 1998.

She was appointed associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Political Science in 1998 and professor in 2009.

Reitan is a director of several research and educational institutions.

NTNU Museum of Natural History and Archaeology (VM) - Reidar Andersen

Reidar Andersen (born 1953) has been appointed as new director of NTNU Museum of Natural History and Archaeology (VM).

Andersen is currently the director of the Norwegian Nature Inspectorate at the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management. He was previously employed at the NTNU Museum of Natural History and Archaeology as a professor of conservation biology from 2006 to 2009, and at NTNU as a professor in the Department of Biology (1997 to 2005).

Reidar Andersen has his university degree from the University of Oslo (1981) and was awarded his doctorat (Dr.scient) at the University of Trondheim in 1989.

Pro-Rectors
 

Pro-Rector for Research - Kari Melby

Kari Melby will continue as Pro-Rector for Research and is the rector's principle deputy.

She has particular responsibility for overseeing research activities and strategies at NTNU. This includes the training of PhD candidates as researchers.

In addition, she coordinates the university's international contacts and is in charge of the university's gender equality efforts.

Pro-Rector for Education  - Berit Kjeldstad

Berit Kjeldstad will continue as the Pro-Rector of Education.

She oversees the Director of the Student and Academic Division and the Director of NTNU University Library

Kjeldstad is the Chair of NTNU's Education Committee, and is the university's representative in the Mid-Norway Network and other education-related networks and groups.

Pro-Rector for Innovation - Johan E. Hustad

Johan E. Hustad will continue in his position as Pro-Rector for Innovation and External Relations.

The Pro-Rector for Innovation and External Relations is responsible for maintaining the university's relationships with innovation networks and regional, national and international businesses and industries. He also maintains contact with NTNU's Technology Transfer Office (TTO) and coordinates efforts related to the university's intellectual property rights (IPR).

Hi-resolution photos of all of NTNU's new leadership are available on Flickr.