Gøril Hannås is vice rector for External Relations and Innovation for the period 1 August 2019 - 31 July 2023.
Hannås is the first Vice Rector for External Relations and Innovation at UiA. She leads the work developing a strategy in the priority area Community Involvement and Innovation, with special emphasis on the realisation and development of innovation efforts.
She is a driving force behind increased presence and transparency in society interactions in the region. She strives to achieve UiA’s vision of co-creating tomorrow's knowledge and thereby increasing the use and quality of new knowledge.
As vice rector, she aims to strengthen the relevance of the university’s study programmes for work and employment, through developing RSA (council for cooperation with the labour market).
At UiA, she has long been a role model working on the quality and development of study programmes; and she has been strongly involved advocating for UiA to play a proactive role in the community, in both existing and new fora. As vice rector she will continue to strengthen and further develop this cooperation, building on the foundations already laid, in close cooperation with the faculties at UiA.
With a doctorate degree in logistics she has an academic background as well as work experience from both private and public sector. Hannås has also held a number of board positions in various sectors and businesses. Her experience and understanding means that she knows the labour market well and can create synergies of the increased interest society shows towards the university, both within education, research and dissemination.
Throughout her academic career, she has cooperated extensively with external partners from industry and business. Her research deals largely with value and supply chain management, procurement and contract management.