The current dean at the School of Business and Law at UiA, Kristin Wallevik, steps down to be the new CEO of the research institute NORCE.
“Sometimes opportunities arise that you have to seize, and this was such an opportunity. I want to be part of the future development of NORCE, even though I am very happy here at UiA”, says Wallevik.
Wallevik has been dean at the School of Business and Law at UiA since 2016 when she came from the position as CEO of Agderforskning, which became part of NORCE in a merger in 2018. She will start her new job on 1 August.
“I have had some exciting years at the School of Business and Law at UiA with many fun and challenging tasks, and also collaborated with many great people”, she says.
The NORCE board emphasised Wallevik's good knowledge of the sector and her international experience. UiA will start the process to find Wallevik's replacement.
“We are very proud that Kristin Wallevik has been hired as top manager at NORCE. She has done a fantastic job as dean, and it will be challenging to find someone to fill her shoes. We wish her good luck in her new job and look forward to working with Kristin in her new role”, says Rector Sunniva Whittaker.
NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS is a research institute that delivers research and innovation in energy, health care, climate, the environment, society and technology. The institute has more than 700 employees in ten Norwegian cities. UiA is one of four universities that own the institute, together with other stakeholders.