Education Committee

The Education Committee is an advisory and executive body for the University management in matters pertaining to study programmes and education.

​​​​The Education Committee is an advisory and executive body for the University management  in matters pertaining to study programmes and education

The Education Committee of Nord University consists of 11 members in 2017. It is led by the Pro-Rector for Education. All members are appointed with personal substitutes. A Deputy Committee Leader shall be elected among the representatives of the members of staff.

Employees (5) are represented by the Vice Dean of each faculty.

The students (5) are elected by the student organisations at Nord University. The student leaders may attend as observers if they are not elected committee members.

The Head of Academic and Student Affairs, representatives from the University Library and the International Office as well as the secretaries of the faculties’ education sub-committees are observers of the Education Committee.

Scheduled meetings

Available in Norwegian only.


Permanent members:

Hanne Solheim Hansen (Chair), the Rectorate
Tove Sagnes, Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences
Egil Solli (substitute: Arve Thorshaug), Faculty of Education and Arts
Hugo Nordseth (substitute: Hanne Thommesen), Faculty of Social Sciences
Marit Bjørnevik (substitute: Ørjan Hagen), Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Levi Gårseth-Nesbakk (substitute: Frode Soelberg), Nord Business School


Mathias Lauritzen
Kevin Hovdahl Holmli
Victoria Adelain Molland
Oda Oldertrøen
Emma Svarva Giskås

Ragna Staven
Jan Georg Gulstad
Lars Hegge
The list of substitutes is to be supplemented with two further students

Alf Magne Jacobsen (main secretary)
Anne-Lovise Reiche (co-secretary)

Terms of reference

The Education Committee is an advisory body for the university’s management in all matters pertaining to education and study quality, and ensures that the study quality is maintained and developed further in an adequate and comprehensive manner at the institution.

The Education Committee determines and executes initiatives pertaining to study quality within the university’s areas of priority and frameworks provided by the Board/Rector through budget allocations.

The Education Committee shall advise the Rector in matters pertaining to approval of study programmes for new degrees exceeding 30 ECTS credits.

The Education Programme shall ensure that quality enhancement initiatives and the quality assurance system is monitored and developed further in a comprehensive and sustainable manner.

The Education Committee produces an annual report about study quality initiatives for submission to the University Board (“The Study Quality Report”).

The Education Commission constitutes a quorum when more than half its members are present and voting. This number includes substitutes should the permanent members be unable to attend.

Action plan and meeting schedule

In Norwegian only.