Department of Biological Sciences (BIO)

Election of board members to the department board at the Department of Biological Sciences - spring 2020

Members representing groups B (temporarily employed scientific staff) and D (students) to the Department Board are to be elected for the period of 01.08.2020 - 31.07.2021. We hereby ask for nominations - deadline 18. March 2020.


Voting starts 18th May at 12:00AM and ends 22nd May at 12:00PM.


Group B and D representatives to the Faculty Board are to be elected for the same period - the election is announced on the Faculty's webpage.

Do you want to run as a candidate, or to you know someone who do - please let us know!

Deadline for the nomination of candidates is 20. March, 12:00PM


How to nominate a candidate:

  • The nomination has to be submitted in writing - please use the attached nomination form
  • The nomination must be signed by at least the same number of persons as the number of proposed candidates.
  • The nominating persons must themselves qualify to vote, see below
  • Each person can sign only one nomination
  • The nominated candidates must fullfil the voting requirements, see below
  • If candidates are proposed who can formally ask for an exemption, the nomination must be accompanied by the candidate's written consent

Nomnations can be sent to the Department's electional contact - see Fact box

Who can vote?

You can vote if you fulfill the following requirements:

Temporary academic staff employed in a minimum 50 % position for the coming 12 months or staff that have been consecutively employed for at least 12 months.

Students who are registered as a student and have paid their semester fees for the semester the election takes place, are entitled to vote.

Please check if you are eligible to vote:

Members of staff

If you cannot find your name in the electoral register, please let ut know.  Send an e-mail to: valgstyret@uib.no 


Current board members

Gr A:        Ørjan Totland (chairman), Dag Lorents Aksnes, Joh.Arvid Grytnes, Sushma Grellscheid                           

Gr B:        Mariann Eilertsen, Karina Dale

Gr C:        Lill Kristin Knudsen, Frank Midtøy

Gr D:        Amanda Kästel Sandal Fond, Stian Torset

Secretary:       Head of administration


Substitute members:

Gr A:        Dorothy Dankel              

Gr B:         Floriana Lai

Gr C:        Julie Skadal, Knut Olav Daasvatn

Gr D:        Anders Honningsvåg Stene

The Faculty's election committee spring 2020

Gr. A: Fredrik Manne, professor, Department of Informatics, leader of the election committee
Substitute member: Tanja Barth, professor, Department of Chemistry

Gr. A: Jorun Egge, professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Substitute member: Bjørn Grung, associate professor, Department of Chemistry

Gr. B: Mathias Sæther, post doctoral fellow, Department of Physics and Technology

Gr. C: Linda Vagtskjold, Head of administration, Department of Informatics
Substitute member: Ole Tumyr, overingeniør, Department of Geological Sciences

Gr. D: Matias Helleve, master student, Department of Physics and Technology