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1 Introduction April 2012. 2 INTRO April 2012 3 INTRO April 2012 Knowledge for a better world NTNU’s vision: Knowledge for a better world Set standards.

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1 1 Introduction April 2012

2 2 INTRO April 2012

3 3 INTRO April 2012 Knowledge for a better world NTNU’s vision: Knowledge for a better world Set standards for knowledge development. Create economic, cultural and social value. Use NTNU’s main scientific profile in technology and the natural sciences, scientific breadth and interdisciplinary competence helps to meet the challenges facing Norway and the world.

4 4 NTNU’s values Creative Constructive Critical Respectful and caring INTRO April 2012

5 5 NTNU’s mission in society In general Carry out R&D; offer education based on the university’s research; disseminate knowledge; be a positive force in society; contribute to innovation. In particular Develop the technological foundation for Norway’s future. For democracy and solidarity Participate in public debate; engage in finding solutions to global challenges; promote human rights and intercultural dialogue. INTRO April 2012

6 6 Main objectives Activities at an international level, with several research groups in international top-class. First-class laboratories and infrastructure. Attract the best students and staff. Students and employees who are proud of being connected to NTNU. INTRO April 2012

7 7 NTNU key figures NTNU key figures (2011) 52 departments in 7 faculties NTNU University Library NTNU Museum of Natural History and Archaeology student applications with NTNU as first choice registered students, 7596 admitted in Bachelor and Master degrees awarded 335 doctoral degrees awarded (36 % women) person-years employed in education and research; 622 full professors Budget: EUR 693 mill m 2 of owned and rented premises INTRO April 2012

8 8 Sources of revenue (EUR million) INTRO April 2012

9 9 TheBoard – NTNU’s governing body The Board – NTNU’s governing body Marit Arnstad (Chair) Karin Röding (external) Ådne Cappelen (external) Morten Loktu (external) Bjarne Foss (faculty) Anne K. Børresen (faculty) Helge Holden (faculty) Kristin Dæhli (techn. adm. staff) Julien S. Bourrelle (faculty without tenure) Åsa S. Hoem (student) Sverre H. Lindseth (student) Torbjørn Digernes (Rector) INTRO April 2012

10 10 NTNU organization INTRO April 2012

11 11 NTNU in Trondheim INTRO April 2012

12 12 An international university Main focus: Europe, China, international mobility, international research training About 350 MoUs related to international cooperation for research and education Ca. 10 % foreign nationals as students at NTNU Ca. 1/3 of NTNU’s PhD candidates are foreign nationals Ca. ¼ of NTNU’s faculty are foreign nationals INTRO April 2012

13 13 INTRO April 2012

14 14 INTRO April 2012

15 15 Trondheim’s academic history 1217 Schola Cathedralis Nidarosiensis 1760 Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters 1910 Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) 1922 Norwegian Teacher Training College 1950 SINTEF (The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research at the Norwegian Institute of Technology) 1955 The Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA) (Trondheim) 1968 University of Trondheim 1973 Trondheim Conservatory of Music 1974 Section for Medicine (From 1984: Faculty of Medicine) 1979 Trondheim Academy of Fine Art 1984 College of Arts and Science 1996 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) 2010 Celebration of Trondheim’s 250 years as academic city INTRO April 2012

16 16 INTRO April 2012

17 17 INTRO April 2012

18 18 INTRO April 2012

19 19 The best student town in Norway One in five inhabitants in Trondheim is a student The Student Union (Studentersamfundet) has members and its own building UKA, the student week, is Norway’s largest cultural festival ISFiT, the International Student Festival in Trondheim is held biannually NTNUI is Norway’s largest sports association with members INTRO April 2012

20 20 NTNU Alumni For NTNU students and graduates Contact with the community at large, business and industry Goal: Networking and knowledge sharing members (March 2012) 323 participating network groups INTRO April 2012


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