Background and activities

Rector is the head of NTNU's academic and administrative activities.

Contact at email

Anne Borg was appointed as Rector at NTNU 13 December 2019.

Anne Borg was Acting Rector at NTNU 21 August 2019–12 December 2019. She was Pro-Rector for Education at NTNU 1 August 2017–20 August 2019. She was Dean at the Faculty of Natural Sciences 1 August, 2013 - 31 July, 2017 and Vice Dean for Education at the faculty 2005-2013. Anne Borg is a professor in condensed matter physics since 1998 at the Department of Physics. She is honorary doctor at Lund University from 2018.


Anne Borg (born 1958) has an MSc (sivilingeniør) in Applied Physics from NTH (1982) and a PhD in Physics from NTH (1988).

Research areas

  • Surface Physics
  • Materials Physics
  • Scanning probe microscopy
  • Photoemission Spectroscopy
  • Density functional theory

Professional Memberships

  • The Norwegian Physical Society (President 2004-2007)
  • The Royal Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters (DKNVS)
  • Norwegian Academy of Technical Sciences (NTVA)

Committees (selection)

  • Committees of the Swedish Research Council, 2001-2013
  • Member of the IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics, 2004-2011
  • Board member of Norwegian Academy of Technical Sciences (NTVA), 2005-2006
  • Board member, MAX-lab, the Swedish National Synchrotron Facility, Lund, Sweden, 2006-2010
  • Board member, the Abel Board, 2010-2018
  • Board member, DNKVS, 2016-2018
  • Board member, Sit, since 2017
  • Chair of Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) at MAX IV, since 2017

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Management and administration at NTNU

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications