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Vice-Rector for Global Relations, Annelin Eriksen

Professor Annelin Eriksen is appointed Vice-Rector for Global Relations at the University of Bergen for the period 2017-2021.

The Vice-Rector for Global Relations is responsible for managing the University's China Strategy, as well as following up the government's strategy for higher education and research cooperation with Brazil, India, Japan, China, Russia and South Africa (Panorama).

Annelin Eriksen is a professor of social anthropology at the University of Bergen, and was also a dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences in the period 2013-2017.

Her main areas of research interests are gender, social and cultural change and Christianity. She has worked in Vanuatu, in the South West Pacific, since 1995.  In 2017, she and her husband Knut Mikjel Rio, received the Norwegian Academy of Sciences Academy Award for their research in social anthropology.

The position as Vice-Rector of Global Relations is a 50 % position and Eriksen will still be Professor of Social Anthropology.