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Svein Stølen

Rector, University of Oslo

A champion of new directions in research and education as the Rector of the University of Oslo

Svein Stølen was elected as the Rector of the University of Oslo for the period 2017 to 2021.

The Rector has ultimate responsibility for the academic activities at the University of Oslo (UiO) and is Chair of the University Board. He is also the institution's legal representative and spokesperson in dealings with the general public and government authorities.

He graduated as Candidatus scientiarum in 1985 and as Doctor scientiarum in 1988, and was appointed professor in chemistry from 1996. His research interests have focused on structure and properties of inorganic compounds.