The Rectorate

Rector Dag Rune Olsen

Professor Dag Rune Olsen has been elected Rector of the University of Bergen for the period 2017-2021.

The Rector is the Chair of the University Board and on behalf of the Board has the ultimate responsibility for and management of all activity at the University of Bergen. The Rector is the institution’s legal representative and spokesperson to government authorities and the general public as well as the University’s public representative. 

Dag Rune Olsen was Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Bergen from 2010 until becoming Rector for his first period in 2013. Olsen was previously Director of Research at the Norwegian Radium Hospital in Oslo and is a Professor in Medical Physics. His research interests are radiation therapy and cancer. Olsen has published over 120 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals as well as book chapters and popular-scientific works. 

Olsen has held a number of international offices, organised several international meetings and conferences and has been a member of the editorial committee of various international journals. He was awarded the Klaas Breur gold medal for his research in 2008 and was elected to Academia Europaea in 2011 and the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences in 2013. Olsen is currently board chair in Universities Norway (UHR), he is deputy chair in The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) and he is also a member of the European University Association (EUA)`s Research Policy Working Group.