The Board of NTNU

1 August 2017 – 31 July 2021

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 Rector.

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


Externally elected members

  • Chairman Svein Richard Brandtzæg    (photo)
  • Nina Refseth    (photo)
  • Nils Kristian Nakstad    (photo)
  • Maria Strømme    (photo)

Members elected from NTNU

Members representing scientific staff

  • Kristin Melum Eide  (photo)
  • Tim Torvatn    (photo)
  • Aksel Tjora    (photo)

Members representing temporary scientific staff

  • Nina Helen Aas Røkkum    (photo)

Members representing administrative and technical staff

  • Kjersti Møller    (photo)

Members representing students

  • Christoffer Vikebø Nesse    (photo)
  • Anja Beate Andersen    (photo)


Deputy members

Deputy members for externally elected members

  • Bjørn Otto Sverdrup    (photo)
  • Jessica Gärtner    (photo)

Deputy members for scientific staff representatives

  • Anne C. Elster    (photo)
  • Dag Waaler    (photo)
  • Monica Lillefjell    (photo)

Deputy member for temporary scientific staff representatives

  • Sigurd S. Vildåsen    (photo)

Deputy members for administrative and technical staff representatives

  • Thomas Ferstad

Deputy members for student representatives

  • Thomas Hesselberg    (photo)
  • Elise Midtbø    (photo)

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Contact person

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