Rector and Rector's Management Team

The rector's central management team consists of the executive board, composed of the rector, three pro-rectors and two directors.

Rector Gunnar Bovim
Rector Gunnar Bovim. Photo: Thor Nielsen/NTNUThe rector is the general manager for NTNU's academic and administrative activities. The rector also serves as the secretary for the NTNU's board of directors, where he also reports. As general manager, the rector acts on behalf of NTNU and is a go-between for the board of directors and the outside world in matters where the board makes decisions. The rector is also responsible for NTNU's finances and keeps the board of directors continually informed regarding accounts and finances.

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Pro-Rector for Research Kari Melby
Pro-rector Kari Melby. Photo: Thor Nielsen/NTNUThe pro-rector for research is the rector's main deputy. She has specific responsibility for monitoring research and strategy at the university. This includes research training. She also coordinates the university's international contacts and is in charge of overseeing gender equality efforts. She has a staff to help her in executing her duties.

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Pro-Rector for Education  Berit KjeldstadPro-rector Berit Kjelstad. Photo:
The Pro-Rector for Education oversees the Director of the Student and Academic Division and the Director of NTNU University Library. She 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

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Pro-Rector for Innovation Johan E. Hustad Pro-rector Johan Hustad. Photo:
The Pro-Rector for Innovation has responsibility 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.

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Director of Finances and Property Frank Arntsen
The director of finances and property is responsible for NTNU's corporate governance, budget, accounting and procurement processes, compensation and property and the technical operation of the university's facilities. He heads the Finance Department and Operations Department.

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Director of Organization Ida Munkeby
The director of organization and information is responsible for human resources, information, health, safety and environment and IT. These are divided into separate departments. She oversees the archival and office services connected to the executive board and has a staff at her disposal that includes legal expertise.

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Contact Rector

Ingeborg Vasli
Phone: + 47 73 59 80 11

Press contact:
Anne Katharine Dahl
Phone: +47 73 55 01 21
Mobile: +47 918 97 555

Kontact pro-rector

Marte Olaussen
Phone: +47 73 59 80 16

Visiting address:
Main building, Campus Gløshaugen
Høgskoleringen 1

Postal address:
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
NO-7491 Trondheim