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Department board

The Department Board is the department's highest authority, with responsibility for deciding the department's main objectives, priorities and strategies.

Representatives for permanent academic staff and administrative staff are elected for 2017-2020. Representatives for temporary academic staff and students are elected for the year of 2020. 

Members of the board Deputy members
Head of Department / Chair Deputy Head of Department 
Eli Skogerbø
Representative permanent academic staff
Marika Luders
Associate professor
Representative permanent academic staff
Cristina Archetti
Representative permanent academic staff  

Jon Inge Faldalen
University Lecturer
Representative permanent academic staff

Liv Hausken
Professor, Representative permanent academic staff
Vilde Schanke Sundet
Representative temporary academic staff

1. Deputy. Niamh Ni Bhroin, Researcher
2. Deputy. Annie Fee, Postdoctor

Katerina Houben
Representative for the administration
Bjørnar Hjulstad
Administrative Head of Studies
Representative for the administration
Marius Frans Linus Hillestad
Student representative

Francis Therrien

Student representative



Kari Steen-Johnsen
External representative

Rune Røsten
External representative

Permanent members

  • Head of Department
  • Three representatives for the permanent academic staff
  • One representative for the temporary academic staff
  • One representative for the administrative staff
  • One external representative
  • Two student representatives.

Term length

  • The representatives for the temporary academic staff and student representatives are elected for one year at a time.
  • The rest of the board is elected each fourth year.
Published Oct. 9, 2012 10:54 AM - Last modified Jan. 7, 2020 9:34 AM