Rector and pro-rector are elected every fourth year where all groups at the university are entitled to vote. The election is regulated by the National University Act and the university’s Election Regulations. Vice-rectors are appointed by the Rector.
The University of Bergen’s Rector is the Chair of the University Board and on behalf of the board Rector has the ultimate responsibility for the leadership of the University’s activities.
Rector is the University’s legal representative and spokesperson in relations to government authorities and the general public. Rector makes decisions in matters that can not be postponed until the University Board’s next meeting or in daily matters not considered essential enough to convene an extraordinary board meeting.
Pro-Rector is Rectors elected deputy; the two are elected as a team in the Rectorial Elections. The Pro Rector has a particular responsibility for the development of the University of Bergen’s research activities, and is chair of the University’s Research Committee.
Vice-Rector for Education has a particular responsibility for the development of the University of Bergen’s educational activities and is chair of the University’s Educational Committee.
Vice-Rector for International Relations has a particular responsibility for the University of Bergen’s international relations within both research and education.
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