Rector and rector's management team

The rector's central management team consists of the executive board, composed of the rector, three pro-rectors, two directors and two vice-rectors.

Rector Gunnar Bovim

Rector Gunnar Bovim. Photo: Thor Nielsen/NTNU.

The rector is the general manager for NTNU's academic and administrative activities. The rector also serves as the secretary for the NTNU's board of directors, where he also reports. As general manager, the rector acts on behalf of NTNU and is a go-between for the board of directors and the outside world in matters where the board makes decisions. The rector is also responsible for NTNU's finances.

More about Gunnar Bovim | Rector's staff


Pro-Rector for Research Bjarne Foss

Pro-rector Bjarne Foss. Photo.

The pro-rector for research has specific responsibility for monitoring research and strategy at the university. This includes research training. He also coordinates the university's international contacts. He has a staff to help him in executing his duties.

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Pro-Rector for Education Anne Borg

Pro-rector Anne Borg. Photo.

The Pro-Rector for Education is the rector's main deputy. She has the main responsibility for education at NTNU and ensuring the strategic development and quality within the educationa area. She is the Chair of NTNU's Education Committee and member of several education-related networks and groups. She oversees the the head of NTNU University Library. The study area is organized in 3 divisions: Education Quality | Academic Administrative | Student Services

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Pro-Rector for Innovation Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes

Pro-Rector for Innovation Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes. Photo.The Pro-Rector for Innovation is responsible for maintaining the university's relationships with innovation networks and regional, national and international businesses and industries. She also maintains contact with NTNU's Technology Transfer Office (TTO) and coordinates efforts related to the university's intellectual property rights.

More about Toril A. Nagelhus Hernes | More about Innovation resources


Director of Finances and Property Frank Arntsen

Director of finances and property Frank Arntsen. Photo.

The director of finances and property is responsible for NTNU's corporate governance, budget, accounting and procurement processes, compensation and property and the technical operation of the university's facilities, organized in 4 divisions. 

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Director of Organization Ida Munkeby

Director of Organization Ida Munkeby. Photo.

The director of organization is responsible for human resources, health, safety and environment, communicationIT and records management, organized in 4 divisions. 

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Contact rector


Ingeborg Vasli
Phone: + 47 73 59 80 11

Press contact:

Anne Katharine Dahl
Phone: +47 73 55 01 21
Mobile: +47 918 97 555

Contact Pro-Rector for Research


Marte Olaussen
Phone: +47 73 59 80 16

Contact Pro-Rector for Education


Kirsti Klokkerhaug
Phone: +47 73 55 90 69

Contact Director of Organization


Sissel Rogstad
Phone: +47 73 59 80 13


Visiting address:

Main building, Campus Gløshaugen
Høgskoleringen 1

Mailing address:

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
NO-7491 Trondheim

Management at NTNU