Social Research is a joint stock company. The department is organized into six research departments. Each subject department is headed by a department manager who is responsible for research, finances and personnel within the department. The entire business is managed by the CEO. The department's management team consists of the CEO and department heads. The department has a joint administration that provides staff and support services for the company's operations and development.

Management team

The board

Decisions in NTNU Social Research are made by the company's board in accordance with Norwegian law, the company's articles of association and other governing documents. The company's owner exercises it's influence through the general meeting in accordance with Provisions of the Norwegian Companies Act. The general meeting is the company's supreme body and deals with the matters set out in the Companies Act and the company's articles of association. The general meeting elects the board and chairman of the board. The board is the company's highest executive body, and can only be overruled by the owners at general meetings. NTNU is the owner of NTNU Samfunnsforskning AS, and is consequently the company's general meeting.

The following people make up the board of the company:


Arvid Hallén
Former CEO of the Research Council of Norway

Board members:

Sigurd Eriksson
Chief Librarian, NTNU The University Library

Else Berit Skagen
Rector, Queen Maud's Memorial College

Karianne O. Tung
CEO, Trondheim Tech Port

Jostein Mårdalen
Department Director, Geological Survey of Norway

Employee representatives on the board: 

The board. At the back managing director Roger Lian, Sigurd Eriksson, Jostein Mårdalen and Christian Wendelborg. In front: Gudveig Gjøsund, Else Berit Skagen, Arvid Hallén and Kjerstin Spjøtvoll

Deputy members:

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