The Board of NTNU

1 August 2017 – 31 July 2021

The Board of NTNU. Photo: Kristin Støylen/NTNU

The Board and the Rector at NTNU. Front from left: Philip Lautin Jackson, Rector Gunnar Bovim, Chairman Svein Richard Brandtzæg, Siri Arnesen. Back from left: Aksel Tjora, Kristin Melum Eide, Maria Strømme, Nils Kristian Nakstad, Tim Torvatn, Sigrid Rønneberg, Nina Refseth, Kjersti Møller.

Photo: Kristin Støylen/NTNU

Photos at Flickr


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.

As the 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

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

Deputy member for administrative and technical staff representative

Deputy members for student representatives


Wed, 29 Aug 2018 09:09:52 +0200

Contact person

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