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Election of the Dean at HF

Election to the office of Dean of the Faculty of Humanities will be held from 24th – 28th of October. The deadline for nominating candidates is Monday, October 3 at 12:00. Monday, October 10 at 12:00.

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Election 2022

Election to the office of Dean of the Faculty of Humanities 2023–2026 will be held in October 2022

All employees and students with the right to vote can nominate candidates.

Nominations should be sent to and be signed by minimum 10 persons that hold the right to vote. You can only nominate one candidate.

The elected Dean nominates and appoints vice-deans for research and education.


The deadline for nominating candidates is Monday, October 10 at 12:00.

Election Result 2018

Frode Helland was elected to the office of Dean of the Faculty of Humanities 2019-2022.

Helland won with 66,75 % of the weighted votes.

Attendance and participation

901 ballotts were casted, of which 22 blanks. The support for Helland is a large majority among academic staff and students, whereas the ballotts from the technical-administrative staff is evenly distributed between the candidates.

62,38 % of the academic staff voted, 73,68 % of the technical-administrative staff and 5,59 % of the students.


Any complaints must be sent to the Election Board within 14 November.


Within the deadline for nominating candidates, 1 October 2018 at 14:00, the election board received 2 nominations:

  • Professor Arne Bugge Amundsen
  • Professor Frode Helland

More information about the candidates, the list of nominators and their election programmes can be found by following the links above. 

The web forum where where employees and students were invited to send questions to the candidates is now closed.

On 18. October there was a debate between the candidates, at 14.15-16.00, aud. 7 Eilert Sundts building.


Election committee

The faculty’s election board is responsible for implementation of the election. The election board is also functioning as election commitee.

Former deans at HF

  • Professor in culture studies Arne Bugge Amundsen (2014-2018)
  • Professor in media and communication Trine Syvertsen (2007-2014 )
  • Professor in culture studies Bjarne Rogan (2003-2006)
  • Professor in general linguistics Even Hovdhaugen (1997-2002)