Kaare R. Norum

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Kaare Norum, 2010.

Kaare Reidar Norum (24 December 1932 – 22 November 2019) was a Norwegian professor of nutrition.

He was born in Oslo. He was hired as a docent at the University of Oslo in 1969 and advanced to professor in 1972. He served as vice dean of the Faculty of Medicine from 1983 to 1985, dean from 1986 to 1988 and rector from 1999 to 2001.[1]

He was a fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters since 1986; Commander of the Order of St. Olav in 1999 (Knight since 1992) and Commander of the Order of the Polar Star.[2]

Norum became a member of Statens ernæringsråd in 1971 and chaired the council several times. He appeared numerous times in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, speaking on topics within nutrition, notably together with Ingrid Espelid Hovig.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Kaare Reidar Norum". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  2. ^ Drevon, Christian A. "Kaare R Norum". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Ivar Hørven
Dean of the University of Oslo Faculty of Medicine
Succeeded by
Erik Thorsby
Preceded by
Lucy Smith
Rector of the University of Oslo
Succeeded by
Arild Underdal