I want to facilitate development of the staff with a focus on new measures which support innovative research and education.
- I have been part of this institution all the way from AID to HIA and now UIA, and throughout the whole period I have witnessed and been involved in its development, which has been almost unbelievable. We are now a university and it is important that we continue to develop. I wish to contribute to making UiA one of the most attractive places for study and research in Norway and I am concerned with facilitating for excellent teaching and excellent research.
- I am interested in relevance and quality in both teaching and research. Students must be given state of the art knowledge which makes them attractive to prospective employers. Only the best teaching methods should be used. Subjects differ in this respect, but it is not necessarily the latest teaching methods which are the best. It is important to learn from international experience. Students should be provided with better opportunities to be involved in research and development in the course of their studies. It is important that the staff at UIA has the time and the incentives which brings about high-quality research and teaching, and enjoys working conditions which makes UIA into one of the most attractive places to work in Norway.
- I wish to concentrate on incentives and resources for development and renewal of teaching with a focus on relevance and learning. Some academic fields are very dynamic, but most need continuous renewal in order to reflect current research and development. The most important issue is that our candidates are sought-after in the labour market. I wish to contribute to decisions which increase the university’s recognition as a research institution and as an attractive partner for both regional and international cooperation.
- Facilitating development of the staff with a focus on new measures which support innovative research and education (increase the time spent on research and development of relevant and innovative teaching methods, strengthen and professionalize our support for applications for external funding, develop new incentives for interdisciplinary cooperation and cooperation with industry and commerce).