Four more years with Klaus Mohn as rector at the University of Stavanger

Klaus Mohn has been offered the rectorship of the University of Stavanger for four more years. He will now build the team for the new period and three vice-rectors will be hired.

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Rektor Klaus Mohn med rektorkjede står på scenen og taler
Rektor Klaus Mohn gives a speech to students at the start of the academic year 2022. Photo: UiS/Elisabeth Tønnessen

At the end of July 2023, the term period for the rectorship of the University of Stavanger (UiS) is over. It was recently decided by the University board that Klaus Mohn has been appointed for four new years.

“I am grateful for the trust I have received and look forward to renewing efforts to lift the University of Stavanger to new heights, in good cooperation with great colleagues throughout the organization”, said Mohn after it became clear that he will continue to lead the University of Stavanger towards 2027.

“Ambitions are still high, and the strategy is fixed. With tougher competition and limited resources, it is becoming clear that if we want to succeed, we must pull toghether as a team. But we still have a good starting point for developing an outstanding learning environment for the students, and an attractive workplace for the employees”, the rector points out.

New vice-rectors

The term of office for the vice-rectors also ends this summer, and now the hunt for three vice-rectors begins - one for education, one for research and one for innovation and society.

Vice-rectors form part of the rector's management team. In addition to strategic management and development, they have overall academic and administrative responsibility for support service units.

Important contributions

Vice-rector for research, Merete Vadla Madland, wants to stay on in that position for four more years, while vice-rector for education, Astrid Birgitte Eggen, and vice-rector for innovation and society, Rune Dahl Fitjar, are not applying for renewal of their positions.

Klaus Mohn thanks Eggen and Fitjar for their great efforts and important contributions to the development of UiS over the past four years and wishes them both the best of luck with their new challenges.

Text: Karen Anne Okstad
Photo: UiS / Elisabeth Tønnessen