Ole Petter Ottersen
His field is neuroscience, and he is a former director of the Centre for Molecular Biology and Neuroscience at the University of Oslo. In 2005 he won the Lundbeck Foundation's research prize together with Jon Storm-Mathisen. In 2008 he won the Anders Jahre Award for Medical Research He has been a member of the committee that awards the latter prize. In 2001 he, together with Jon Storm-Mathisen and Per Brandtzæg, was found to be the most cited Norwegian scholar in international academic journals.
In 2009, he was elected as the new rector of the University of Oslo, while Inga Bostad was elected as the Pro-Rector. In 2013, he was reelected for a second term, while Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld was elected as the new Pro-Rector. In April 2014, Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld resigned from her position as Pro-Rector, citing harassment of her by Ottersen and stating that she was deprived of most responsibilities associated with her position as the university's Pro-Rector and not involved in the decision-making process.
- Ole Petter Ottersen University of Oslo website, retrieved 27 March 2013
- "1,5 millioner til hjerneforskere ved UiO" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 25 February 2005.
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- "Jahrepris til professor Terje Lømo" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 10 October 2003.
- "Oslo-forskere topper internasjonal sitatliste" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 16 January 2001.
- Topdahl, Rolv Christian (16 February 2009). "Liten rift om rektorjobb". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 12 March 2009.
- Eik, Espen A. (3 April 2009). "Ottersen ny rektor". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 10 April 2009.
- Valgt og satt på sidelinja, Klassekampen, 22. mai 2014
- «Trekker seg etter langvarig mangel på arbeidsoppgaver» i Uniforum 6. mai 2014
- Trakk seg som prorektor – reagerer på UiOs versjon, Uniforum
- «Vi bør si minst mulig» – Studenter i opprør – krever nyvalg, Klassekampen, 23. mai 2014
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