Rector and rector's management team

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


Rector Gunnar Bovim

Rector Gunnar Bovim. Photo: Thor Nielsen, NTNU Communication division.

The 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.

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Pro-Rector for Research Kari Melby

Pro-rector Kari Melby. Photo: Åge Hojem, NTNU University Museum

The 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. She has a staff to help her in executing her duties.

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Pro-Rector for Education Berit Kjeldstad

Pro-rector Berit Kjeldstad. Photo: Åge Hojem, NTNU University Museum

The Pro-Rector for Education has the main responsibility for education at NTNU and ensuring the strategic development and quality within the educationa area. She is the Chair of NTNU's Education Committee and member of several education-related networks and groups. She oversees the Director of the Student and Academic Division and the Director of NTNU University Library. The study area is organized in 3 divisions: Education Quality | Academic Administrative | Student Services

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Pro-Rector for Innovation Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes

Pro-Rector for Innovation Toril A. Nagelhus HernesThe Pro-Rector for Innovation is responsible for maintaining the university's relationships with innovation networks and regional, national and international businesses and industries. She 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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Pro-Rector for Academic Integration Helge Klungland

Pro-Rector for Academic Integration Helge Klungland

The Pro-Rector for Academic Integration has the main responsibility for merger processes related to academic activities. This also includes the colocation of NTNU's units.

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Director of Finances and Property Frank Arntsen

Director of finances and property Frank Arntsen. Photo: Åge Hojem, NTNU University Museum.

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, organized in 4 divisions. 

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Director of Organization Ida Munkeby

Director of Organization Ida Munkeby. Photo: Åge Hojem, NTNU University Museum

The director of organization is responsible for human resources, health, safety and environment, communicationIT and records management, organized in 4 divisions. 

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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

Contact pro-rectors


Marte Olaussen
Phone: +47 73 59 80 16

Contact directors


Sissel Rogstad
Phone: +47 73 59 80 13


Visiting address:

Main building, Campus Gløshaugen
Høgskoleringen 1

Mailing address:

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
NO-7491 Trondheim

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