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Rector congratulates the new director of the Institute of Marine Research

Rector Dag Rune Olsen looks forward to cooperating with Sissel Rogne on the Bergen marine research cluster.

Portrait of Sissel Rogne
NEW DIRECTOR: Sissel Rogne is the new director of the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen.
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Jon Solberg

Sissel Rogne has been appointed by the Norwegian government as the new director of the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen. Rector Dag Rune Olsen at the University of Bergen offers his congratulations to Rogne, adding that she has been a distinct and respected leader of the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board for many years.

"Rogne is the right choice for this position, not least for her extensive experience from biotechnology, a field that will become even more important for the "blue eceonomy" in the years ahead," says Olsen.

The rector adds that he looks forward to cooperating with Rogne on the joint project Bergen marine research cluster.

The University of Bergen and the Institute of Marine Research in april reached an agreement to collaborate on a world leading marine research cluster in Bergen. The collaboration will include joint use of laboratories, research stations, research vessels and the co-location of researchers.

Sissel Rogne has been the director of the Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board since 1999. She has also spent six years as director of research at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. She is a professor at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Bergen.