The Rectorate

Rector Margareth Hagen

In the spring of 2021, Margareth Hagen was elected rector for the next four-year period from August 2021 to August 2025.

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Phone: +47 55 58 20 02
Cell phone: +47 416 19 662
E-mail: Margareth.Hagen@uib.no
Visiting address: Muséplass 1

Prior to this Hagen was elected as pro-rector from 2017 to 2021, until she was appointed rector at the University of Bergen on January 7, 2021. In her role as pro-rector she had a particular responsibility towards research, ph.d.-programmes, and research ethics.
Margareth Hagen is Professor of Italian Literature. Hagen has broad organizational and managerial experience from UiB. She has been Head of Research at the Department of Foreign Languages and has, further, led the Equality Committee at UiB. She was until 31.07.2017 Dean of the Faculty of Humanities.

Hagen has led several key processes and committees at UiB. This includes the revision of UiB’s strategic plan, the development of Policy for Young Researchers and the development of UiB’s Brussels office. As chair of the Research Ethics Committee at UiB, she has taken the initiative for an increased focus on research ethics and dialogue on good research practice and openness associated with scientific conduct. Hagen also chairs UiB’s Research Committee, which is the university’s advisory body on research policy and research strategic issues. She is a board member of the European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities. Hagen chairs the Nordic/Baltic advisory Board of AE´s Bergen knowledge Hub.

Her research has focused on the relationship between poetics, literature and history in 16th century Italy. In recent years, however, she has worked on issues at the intersection between the humanities and natural sciences. She is a central member of the Literature and Science research group that seeks to transcend the traditional distinction between the two disciplinary cultures.