Universitetsstyrevalg 2023 - UF-ansatte - Ansatt

Universitetsstyrevalget 2023 - UF-ansatte

Universitetsstyrevalget 2023 - UF-ansatte

Candidates for election to university government from permanent staff in teaching and research positions (UF staff).

From this constituency three representatives and two alternates shall be elected. Here you will find the UF candidates' own presentations:

  • Einar Braathen - Centre for Welfare and Labour Research (SVA)

  • Karl Joachim Breunig - Faculty of Social Sciences (SAM)

  • Anne Kaasen - Faculty of Health Sciences (HV)

    Anne Kaasen, Professor, Midwife.

    I work full-time on the midwifery education, which is at master's level. We are organized under the Department of Nursing and Health Promotion, which is part of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

    I have worked at OsloMet since 2012, before that I had all my professional experience from OUS-Rikshospitalet. I participate in all parts of the education; responsibility for a subject (i.e., emne), teaching, preparation of exams, censorship, and I follow up students in practice. I teach both practical and theoretical subjects and supervise master’s and ph. d-candidates. My research activity involves collaboration with both national and international research environments. 

    I have been responsible for preparing the curriculum for the midwifery education, both when we changed from being a “further” education to a master's in 2015, and now recently for implementing new national guidelines for midwifery education. I have participated in several national councils and committees, and at OsloMet I have participated in the Education Committee at HF. 

    I am concerned that OsloMet should be considered the most recognized and leading university within its majors. This will require a well-run and professional organization, with high quality teaching, research, and closeness to practice. We will be at the forefront of recruiting academic staff and making arrangements to get the most satisfied students.

  • Dag Karterud - Faculty of Health Sciences (HV)

  • Yuri Kasahara - Centre for Welfare and Labour Research (SVA)

  • Anders Martinsen - Faculty of Education and International Studies (LUI)

  • Nanna Paaske - Faculty of Education and International Studies (LUI)

    The undersigned, Nanna Paaske, has agreed to be nominated for election to the OsloMet Board as a representative for teaching and research (TR) staff at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University. 

    The university's great strength is that OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University is a university of applied sciences It is precisely within professional development, where theory meets practice and in light of socially relevant research that I am motivated to be the voice of TR staff on the board. The university educates and researches professions that support society and develops knowledge that is central to solving societal challenges for a democratic and sustainable society.  These are values I hold dear and that motivate me for additional effort.  In the time to come, OsloMet will be able to contribute to solving a number of key challenges in the welfare society, and I want to be part of this. 

    What is Nanna most concerned about

    OsloMet has a great potential to meet societal challenges through professional education and research, and I believe our most important resource is the diversity of dedicated TR employees.  To fully realize the potential in this diverse TP staff, OsloMet academics gain from working in good teams across disciplines and between forms of knowledge. Assistant professors, associate professors, docentsand professors should have the possibility to collaborate in professional education and social research, because diversity of perspectives prepares the ground for innovation, and ensures quality and relevance in our research and professional education.

    We know that the majority of teachers are out of school after 10 years. We find similar challenges in nursing. All the time we have to investigate: Are our studies good enough? What knowledge of the professions is needed and how do we communicate this? What is a future oriented campus where students can thrive and be as good achievers as possible? Such questions are important to ask internally, but also through research and close cooperation in the field of practice, with professionals, international peers and recipients of various services.  Our recently established department at Holmlia,  where OsloMet and the district of Søndre Nordstrand are acting in partnership, is an important pilot. Here, OsloMet gathers experience with close cooperation between different professions, community services and education programs. I believe that the experience gained here, from Ocean LAB and other innovative practices, is important to bring with us into the development of campus Lillestrøm so as to ensure the quality of our campus activities and research.   

    Predictable finances are important for TR personnel to work long-term with quality assurance and knowledge development. Production of credits is a key element in OsloMet's economy. Therefore, the board must maintain an active discussion about how we ensure high quality of our study programs as well as dynamic systems that enable us to constantly improve. Predictable financial framework will also be important because requirements for external research funding will increase. Efficient and sustainable operations rest on an up-to-date administrative support system.  I therefore believe that a good board representative for TR employees safeguards the group's working conditions, but also familiarizes themselves well with the financial aspects of operations and sees the importance of quality in the administrative support functions. I take this seriously and want to contribute to a holistically good management of OsloMet. 

    I thrive in dialogue and open discussions where I can learn and contribute to good joint solutions. I feel that this skill can be fruitful in board work.  With tighter public finances, we must be prepared for challenging internal prioritiising.  When the battle for internal and external resources becomes tougher, it is important to have a high level of internal dialogue and discussions.  If we are to find optimal solutions, we are dependent on listening and learning from each other.  I'm in! 

    About Nanna

    I am 52 years old, and an Associate Professor (førstelektor) in social studies at the Department for Primary and Secondary Teacher Education (GFU). I have an academic background in economic history, 10 years of experience as a teacher in lower secondary school, mainly in Norwegian and social studies, have been employed at OsloMet (previously HIO/HIOA) since 2013 and held the position of Head of Studies at GFU in the period 2017-2021, in charge of internationalization, implementation of teacher education as master program and school based continuous education. Earlier in my carrier, I have been engaged as social worker engaged in field of inclusion of marginalized families in the Municipality of Oslo.  I live at a small farm outside of Oslo, based on ecological principles.  

    Today I lead two of the GFU Department's partnership projects: The University School Project, a partnership with 17 university schools  and "iPAR" In partnership for strengthened professional competence and practice-relevant teacher education.  I am a partner in two Erasmus projects, ALiCE and ConCitizen.  In addition, I am a board member during my second term  in the European Wergeland Centre, which works to strengthen democratic values in European schools. I am social, hardworking, a good listener and solution-oriented. I am positive, enjoy seeing my own work with an outside perspective, am generally fond of people and have a great commitment to professional education and relevant and high quality research.  

  • Nils Pharo - Faculty of Social Sciences (SAM)

  • Tale Skjølsvik – Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD)

    Prioritized areas for Tale’s work on the board

    • Wide participation, co-determination and involvement
    • OsloMet as a key societal actor in the Norwegian democracy, with an international voice
    • The society’s ability to meet potential future welfare crises, especially in health

    OsloMet 2023-2027 

    • in facing key societal challenges: 
    • Sustainability, a potential eonomic crisis, development of the welfare state, as well as development and application of technology


    • Pedagogy, didactics and quality in teaching
    • Active, integrated and holistic teaching and learning experiences.


    • Support and framework conditions for research, both excellent research and research at an early stage

    • Academic freedom

    • Focus on both basic and applied sciences, as well as artistic research, innovation and the third social mission of the University


    • Suitable offices and work places for employees
    • Flexible and high quality learning spaces for students
    • A future oriented and value creating campus at Lillestrøm Municipality
    • Campus as a arena for meeting the society that we interact with and are a part of


    • Sustainable economic development

    • Economic priorities that support core activities, the departments, the research institutes and the faculties


    • Quality, effectiveness and efficiency in administrative services
    • A value creating and innovative administration that supports the universities’ core activities


    • Wide participation, co-determination and involvement

    • OsloMet as a key societal actor in the Norwegian democracy, with an international voice

    • The society’s ability to meet potential future welfare crises, especially in health

    Who are Tale?

    • Professor of technology management with an emphasis on professions, knowledge workers and organizational strategy. 
    • Teaching experience at the bachelor, master and PhD level. 
    • Experience as a vice dean for research, innovation and work life
    • In close dialogue and collaboration with external partners
    • 48 years old, mom of 3 kids ages 11 to 17, and basketball player

    More about what I stand for (Please excuse the two papers in Norwegian):