In the third episode of Hagen’s Podcast Corner, we meet rector candidate Margareth Hagen. Margareth is a professor of Italian Literature and has broad and long experience at the University of Bergen in policy and management. In this episode, we meet her in her office where she looks out over Muséplassen.
Margareth’s UiB journey is long, and can be traced all the way back to the 80s. She talks about how she ended up where she is today, and her love for the University’s core tasks. But what exactly are the core tasks?
“The core tasks are what we are here for. It is the education we deliver, the research we deliver and of course the dissemination, communication and interaction we have with the society we live in”
Margareth is concerned with having a good comprehensive University and points out that the comprehensiveness profile has been and it still very important for the University of Bergen. For example, she wants students to feel this comprehensiveness in their studies:
“Our goal is to have more comprehensiveness in the education program. Simply give the students greater opportunities to choose subjects, across faculties”
Listen to the episode here (in Norwegian):