The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) is led by a board of directors. The board consists of six members and six alternates from a wide range of academic disciplines. The board is appointed by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA), the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR), and the Research Council of Norway (NFR).

The board members and alternates attend four board meetings annually. The Secretary General of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA) participates as an observer.

Following a rigorous election process, the board determines which three groups will spend a year undertaking research at CAS.


The Board of the Centre for Advanced Study:

Professor Geir Ellingsrud (Chair)
Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo
Phone: +47 22 85 60 29

Rector Mari Sundli Tveit (Vice Chair)
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Phone: +47 64 96 50 04

Professor em. Ottar Hellevik
Department of Political Science, University of Oslo

Professor Lena Liepe
Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas,
University of Oslo
Phone: +47 22 85 61 49

Professor Unni Langås
Department of Nordic and Media Studies, University of Agder
Phone: +47 38 14 20 75

Professor Toril Aalberg
Department of Sociology and Political Science,  
NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Phone: +47 73 59 83 59



Professor Tone Tønjum (alternate for G. Ellingsrud)
Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo
Phone: +47 23 07 90 18

Rector Dag Rune Olsen (alternate for M. Sundli Tveit)
University of Bergen
Phone: +47 55 58 20 02

Professor Kenneth Ruud (alternate for O. Hellevik)
Director, Center of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, University of Tromsø
Phone: +47 77 62 31 01

Professor Øystein Elgarøy (alternate for L. Liepe)
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo
Phone: +47 22 85 56 84

Professor Knut Helland (alternate for U. Langås)
Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bergen
Phone: +47 55 58 91 16

Professor Anna Nylund (alternate for T. Aalberg)
Faculty of Law, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Phone: +47 77 64 91 73



Øystein Hov
Secretary General, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Phone: +47 22 12 10 90