Rectors staff

Rector's staff

Rector's staff

The Rector's staff assist the Pro-rectors for research, innovation and education, and the Director of organization and infrastructure in the strategic work in their respective areas of responsibility.


Main duties



  • Pro-Rector for Research
  • Pro-Rector for Innovation
  • Pro-Rector for Education
  • Director of Organization and Infrastructure


Se also

Rector and Rector's management team

Pro-Rector for Research Tor Grande

Staff – Pro-Rector for Research and Dissemination

Responsibility for monitoring research and strategy at the university. This includes research training and dissemination. Coordinates the university's international contacts. 

Pro-Rector for Research Tor Grande | Contact Pro-rector


Thor Bjørn Arlov
Senior Adviser
Massimo Busuoli
Director of NTNU Brussels office
Patrick Reurink
Senior adviser, research
Ruth Hagen Rødde
Coordinator, Senior Adviser
Hilde Røysland
Senior Adviser
Nina Elisabeth Sindre
Coordinator of International Affairs
Morten Størseth
Senior Adviser
Janne Østvang
Senior adviser

Staff - Pro-Rector for Innovation

Staff – Pro-Rector for Innovation

Maintaining the university's relationships with innovation networks and regional, national and international businesses and industries. Contact with NTNU's Technology Transfer Office (TTO) and coordinates efforts related to the university's intellectual property rights.

Pro-Rector for Innovation Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes | Contact Pro-Rector


Kirsti Brekke
Senior Advisor
Jan Hassel
Senior Adviser
Ragnhild Nisja
Senior Adviser
Magnus Ressem
Senior Advisor
Arild Smolan
Senior Adviser
Håvard Wibe
Senior Advisor
Per Arne Wilson
Senior Adviser

Pro-Rector for Education

Staff – Pro-Rector for Education

Ensuring the strategic development and quality within the educationa area. 

Pro-Rector for Education Marit Reitan | Contact Pro-Rector


Anne Sølberg Ellingsen
Aina Nedal
Hilde Skeie
Senior Adviser
Inger-Anne Fånes Sætermo
Senior Adviser