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Friday, 5 April 2013

Election to the UiS board: Electoral program

Now in April I am running for reelection as the representative for temporarily employed education and research staff in the board of the University of Stavanger (which I have been since the autumn of 2012). Here is my electoral program:

a) Morten Tønnessen
b) 37 years old
c) Associate Professor in philosophy at Department of Health Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences
d) Background: Tønnessen has been the representative for temporarily employed education and research staff in the UiS board since the autumn of 2012. He defended his doctoral degree in semiotics/philosophy – with a case study on Norwegian wolf management – in 2011 at the University of Tartu (Estonia). Tønnessen has held several NGO positions (he is currently Chair of Minding Animals Norway (http://mindinganimals.no/), secretary of Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (http://nordicsemiotics.org/) and board member of International Society of Code Biology (http://www.codebiology.org/)), and he works interdisciplinarily. In capacity of being a philosopher/semiotician who has been doing research on biological/ecological phenomena for some ten years, he has connections to the humanities as well as to social science and natural science. Academic blog: http://UtopianRealism.blogspot.com.

e) Morten Tønnessen will keep working for:
  • Increased internationalisation (enhanced research mobility included)
  • Higher aspirations for research (publication points, citations, participation at international conferences etc.)
  • Good conditions for interdisciplinary research and educational activities
  • A green university

See also Norwegian text.

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