The Board of NTNU

1 August 2017 – 31 July 2021

The Board of NTNU. Photo: Knut Trøim/NTNU

The Board and the Acting Rector at NTNU. 

Front row fLTR: Student representative Karoline Abildsnes, Chairman Svein Richard Brandtzæg, Acting Rector Anne Borg
Second row fLTR: Representing temporary scientific staff Ewa Morsund, student representative Per Kristian Røkkum Berget, representing scientific staff Aksel Tjora
Third row fLTR: Representing scientific staff Tim Torvatn, externally member Maria Strømme, representing scientific staff Kristin Melum Eide
Fourth row fLTR: Representing administrative and technical staff Kjersti Møller, externally member Nina Refseth, externalyy member Nils Kristian Nakstad

Photo: Knut Trøim/NTNU

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The Board is the highest governing body at NTNU and makes decisions on issues of principal importance. The Board is responsible for activities at the university and for ensuring that the university operates within the framework and guidelines stipulated by the Ministry of Education and Research, and the Storting. The Board decides the strategies, objectives and expected results from NTNU. It also presents the accounts, financial statements and budget proposals. The Board appoints the Acting Rector.

As the head of academic and administrative activities at NTNU, the Acting Rector reports to the Board and represents NTNU on a day-to-day basis. The Acting Rector is responsible for communications between the Board and the outside world regarding decisions passed by the Board.


Externally elected members

Members elected from NTNU

Members representing scientific staff

Member representing temporary scientific staff

Member representing administrative and technical staff

Members representing students



Deputy members

Deputy members for externally elected members

Deputy members for scientific staff representatives

Deputy member for temporary scientific staff representative

  • Bart Iver van Blokland (1.8.19-31.7.20)

Deputy member for administrative and technical staff representative

Deputy members for student representatives

  • Adrian Heyerdahl (1.8.19-31.7.20)
  • Sigrun Hitland (1.8.19-31.7.20)

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Contact person

Beate K. Reinertsen,
board secretary
Phone: (+47) 73 59 53 06
Email: beate.reinertsen@ntnu.no