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Svein Stølen

Rector, University of Oslo

Professor Svein Stølen is Rector of the University of Oslo (UiO) for the period 2017-2025.

Stølen is the President of the European university Circle U. He is also a board member of The Guild of European Research Intensive Universities, and has internationalization high on his and the University of Oslo´s agenda. Furthermore, Stølen is Chairman of the Board of Oslo Science City, Norway´s first innovation district, and a member of the board of Oslo University Hospital.

From 2013–2017, he was Dean for Research at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at UiO and a driving force for interdisciplinary initiatives for academic renewal. This lead to the establishment of new, internationally competitive research environments that link research, education, career development and recruitment closer together. He also led the faculty's gender equality work.

During the same period, Stølen held positions as Chairman of the Board of UiO: Life Sciences and Digital Life Norway. He was also central in the establishment of the interdisciplinary study program Materials, Energy and Nanotechnology at UiO.

Stølen is a Professor of Chemistry and has broad international experience including a two-year stay at Nagoya University, Japan.