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15 applicants for the positions of vice-rector at UIA

The three vice-rector positions at UiA have received 15 applications. Several of the applicants are interested in two of the vice-rector positions, and one applies to all three.

Campus Grimstad og Campus Kristiansand

Nine of the applicants are men, six are women. Three applicants are between the ages of 30 and 40, the youngest is 33. One applicant is between the ages of 40 and 49, six applicants between the ages of 50 and 59, and five are over 60.

Nine of the applicants live in Agder, three live outside of the region, and three live abroad.

New rector will give recommendation

The university board hires the vice-rector on the new rector’s recommendation. The administrative procedures are handled by the Division of Human Resources.

No schedule has been set, but time has been made for interviews with potential candidates in the middle of May. This means that rector elect Sunniva Whittaker will not have time to give a recommendation to the university board meeting on 15 May, the next opening is at the university board meeting on 17 June. Alternatively, the university board may hold an extraordinary session. The vice-rector term of office starts on 1 August, and it is obviously an advantage that they are available from that time. 

17 June is also the day the university board hires the new dean at the Faculty of Humanities and Education following Sunniva Whittaker, unless that appointment is also made at an extraordinary session.

Vice-rector for education:

Name

Age

Position

Place of residence

Sex

Said Irandoust 

58

CEO PT Bisnis Nordic

Banten, Indonesia

Male

Morten Brekke 

54

Assistant Professor

Tvedestrand

Male

Gunn Bjørnsen

56

Head of Department OsloMet

Bærum

Female

Mohammad Azam Mansoor 

62

Professor

Kristiansand

Male

Ana Monteiro

37

Pharmacist

Arendal

Female

Milka Rodríguez

34

International Wine Trade Agent / Broker

Madrid, Spania

Female

 

Vice-rector for research and cross-disciplinary efforts:

Name

Age

Position

Place of residence

Sex

Muniarajan Ramakrishnan 

33

Assistant Professor in clinical psychology 

Oslo

Male

Mohammad Azam Mansoor 

62

Professor

Kristiansand

Male

Gro-Renée Rambø

47

Professor

Kristiansand

Female

Terje Gjengedal

60

Professor and General Manager / Director

Ås

Male

Hans Kjetil Lysgård

50

Professor

Kristiansand

Male

Milka Rodríguez

34

International Wine Trade Agent / Broker

Madrid, Spania

Female

Ståle Selmer-Olsen

60

Independent consultant (self-employed)

Kristiansand

Male

 

Vice-rector for public relations and innovation:

Name

Age

Position

Place of residence

Sex

Ragnhild S Nilsen 

61

Innovation Leader Smarteggs/Nortura SA

Agder

Female

Rein Terje Thorstensen

52

Assistant Professor and Vice Dean eksterne relasjoner

Arendal

Male

Gunn Bjørnsen

56

Head of Department OsloMet

Bærum

Female

Gøril Hannås

50

Head of Department, Department of Working Life and Innovation, School of Business and Law at UiA

Kristiansand

Female

Ana Monteiro

37

Pharmacist

Arendal

Female

Terje Gjengedal

60

Professor and General Manager/Director 

Ås

Male

Milka Rodríguez

34

International Wine Trade Agent / Broker

Madrid, Spania

Female

Karl Klingsheim

62

Science & Technology Counsellor Gauteng

Pretoria, Sør-Afrika

Male

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