On this website you will find the information you need to take part in the elections of staff members to the University Board.

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Elections in spring 2022

Elections of temporary academic staff representatives to the University, Faculty, and Department Boards take place this spring. The University Board election will be conducted before Easter, with elections to the Faculty and Department Boards following in May and June.

  • The register of voters is generated on 20 February. Deadline for complaints: 8 March.
  • Important dates for the University Board elections:
    • elections announced 22 February
    • propose candidates at the latest on 15 March
    • elections 28 to 30 March

Results from the NTNU board elections for temporary academic staff

There were three candidates for the election of the temporary academic staff representative to the NTNU board. The elections took place via valgweb on 28 - 30 March 2022. 12,76 % of the 2680 members of the electorate voted in the elections. Unni Soltun Andreassen (SU) will be the new member of the board from August 2022 with Oddbjørn Kildal (IV) as her deputy.

The election results (election protocol in Norwegian):

Register of voters for the spring elections - deadline for complaints 8 March

The register of voters is generated on 20 February. Logg on valgweb and check that you are correctly listed in the register of voters (voter category and Department). You should be listed in the register of voters if you have at least a 50 % position by 20 February 2022. 8 March is the deadline for complaints. After that, no corrections in the register of voters will be made.

Propose candidates no later than 15 March

The Board decides matters of significance to the strategic development of the university, adopts the accounts and budget, and shall oversee that the university's activities are conducted within the legal framework and guidelines given by the Parliament and the Ministry. As a member of the Board, you can make a difference and have a real influence on the strategic development of NTNU.

Do you know someone who could do a good job on the NTNU Board? As a voter, you may have influence not only as a voter but also by proposing candidates to the elections. It is the voters who must propose the candidates, but ask if they are willing to do so first.

We need candidates of both genders and from all parts of the university. Candidates must have at least a 50 % position at NTNU which covers the elected term 1 August 2022 till 31 July 2023. However, a work contract till 30 June 2023 will suffice for temporary academic staff members who serve one-year terms. The working language of the Board is Norwegian. Candidates must at the time of proposal master Norwegian or a Scandinavian language at an advanced level equivalent to the level required for a permanent academic position or admission to education programmes conducted in Norwegian. The candidates may be requested to document their language proficiency. For instance, the candidate has passed level 3 (B2/C1) in the Norwegian language courses for academic staff at NTNU or obtained an A on the level 2 exam (B1/B2). Attestation from the Department may be an alternative for international staff who have obtained advanced Norwegian language comprehension in other ways.

The Board usually meets 7 times a year and has seminars in August and January. The members are compensated for the work (67 800 NOK/year + 11 300 NOK per full-day meeting. Travel costs are remunerated. Deputy members get compensation per meeting attended.) Temporary academic staff may convert the compensation to salary for a few extra months. PhD fellows are entitled to prolongation of their employment contract without salary for the time spent on Board duties.

Proposals must be signed by three staff members from the same group of voters. Candidates should be asked if they are willing to stand for elections. Proposals should be sent to on Tuesday 15 March at the latest.

Please use this template to propose candidates (docx). If it is difficult to obtain signatures, remember to copy the proposers when the candidate proposal is sent by email.

Background information

Composition of the NTNU Board

The Board is composed of 11 representatives, 7 of which are internal and thus elected by employees and students. Deputy board members are also elected. Students or temporary academic staff serve for a term of one year, while other representatives serve for four years.

  • Academic employees (3 members + 3 deputies)
  • Temporary academic staff (1 member + 1 deputy)
  • Technical and administrative staff (1 member + 1 deputy)
  • Students (2 members + 2 deputies)

The term of the Board is from 1 August 2021to 31 July 2025. Information about the NTNU Board, including links to summons and protocols from previous meetings (mainly in Norwegian).

Election regulations

Elections for the NTNU board and faculty boards are governed by NTNU's election regulations (English translation). The authoritative version in Norwegian is available here.

If you have questions, the election secretariat will be pleased to answer:

Election Board

The Election Board ensures that elections are conducted pursuant to the Regulations for Elections at NTNU adopted by the Board.

  • Bjørn Haugstad (chair)
  • Synøve Halstadtrø Mørseth
  • Tord Mjøsund Talmo
  • Sturla Søpstad

Nomination Committee

The Nomination Committee encourages candidates to step forward to enable a genuine election and presents the candidates on equal terms to the voters.

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