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Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages

Department management

The head of department is the overall manager of IKOS and the chair of the departmental board. The head of department is employed for a term of four years and appoints a head of research and a head of academic programmes for the period.

The administrative manager is in charge of the administrative aspects of running the department. The programme coordinator is responsible for academic-administrative issues in the department.

Head of Department 
Rune Svarverud
Tel: +47 22 85 69 82

Head of Research
Jacob Høigilt
Tel: +47 22 85 41 50

Head of Studies
Ane Ohrvik
Tel: +47 22 85 78 37

Administrativ Head of Department
Ragnhild Rebne
Tel: +47 22 85 59 26

Administrative Head of Studies
Hanne Skramstad
Tel: +47 22 85 59 24


Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern, 0315 Oslo Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 Oslo Phone: +47 22855943 Email:

Unit codes

Cost center 14200000 Purchasing, finance, salary and more Old unit ID 143200 Vortex, FS and more