Background and activities

María Azucena Gutiérrez González specializes in organization development focusing on the creation of interdisciplinary research groups and applying knowledge management to international projects and outreach activities within ocean sciences. In her current position as coordinator for research & education at NTNU’s strategic research area of Oceans (NTNU Oceans), she acts as a knowledge broker on interdisciplinary work, initiating and facilitating the creation of new projects & aligning NTNU Oceans activities with the rapidly changing & complex research environments faced by existing and new areas of Ocean research at NTNU.

Strong international background and years of experience in organizational learning, knowledge brokage, marketing and communications. I provide a generalist and holistic perspective to the strategic area of Oceans at NTNU.

Current Activities:

  • NTNU Ocean's Internship Program
  • HiP Oceans 2021 & other initiatives bringing Humanities & Soc. Sci. closer to Oceans
  • E-waste, plastics and other aquatic pollutants: North to Global South Initiatives
  • Sailing for Science S4S
  • Co-leadership of Ocean Week - NTNU Oceans' mayor outreach event!

Educational Background:

University of León, Spain – Master’s Degree Management & Business Adm. MBA (‘98 - ’00)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands - International program Faculteit der Economie, Business Studies & Econometrics as part of the Masters Degree. (‘99 – ’00)

University of León, Spain – Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management (’92 - ’98)
Aarhus School of Business, Denmark – International program Quality Management, Marketing & Human Resources as part of the Bachelor’s (’97 - ’98)
University of Aalborg, Denmark – International program Management in an International Perspective as part of the Bachelor’s (’96 - ’97)