Changes in the leadership at the University of Bergen

Professor Margareth Hagen is the new Rector at the University of Bergen.

Margareth Hagen, rektor ved UiB
Margareth Hagen, Rector at UiB
Andrea Magugliani, UiB

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Hagen has previously been Pro-Rector at UiB, but after Professor Dag Rune Olsen chose to resign as rector, Hagen has taken over the role until 1 August 2021. Dag Rune Olsen has been appointed new rector at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway.

The board at UiB has decided that Vice-Rector for Global Relations, Annelin Eriksen, will be the Rector's deputy.

“I want to thank the university board for the trust. We are facing an exciting semester, with several demanding tasks ahead of us. Together with my colleagues in the rectorate, and in collaboration with the rest of the organization, I want to ensure that we have a careful handling of the processes we are going through. The University of Bergen is a solid institution that I am proud to lead”, Hagen says.

In addition to Eriksen becoming the Rector's deputy, Oddrun Samdal will continue as Vice-Rector for Education and Robert Bjerknes as Vice-Rector for Interdisciplinary Affairs and Large Projects.

In March, a new rector will be elected at the University of Bergen, who will officially be the next rector from 1 August.

New university director

The University of Bergen has also appointed a new University Director. From 1 January 2021, Robert Rastad took over as University Director after Kjell Bernstrøm, who has retired from the position.