New Head of Administration at ARENA
As of September 1st 2015, Ida Hjelmesæth is ARENA's new Head of Administration. Geir Kværk will resume his position as research advisor with responsibilities for external financing.
Ida Hjelmesæth is looking forward to new challenges in her new office at ARENA (photo: Marit Eldholm/UiO)
Ida Hjelmesæth will as of today take over as the centre's Head of Administration. She has worked in the ARENA administration since 2008, with responsibilities for personnel and financial management.
Geir Kværk has held the position as administrative leader over the last five years, combined with responsibilities for external financing.
ARENA is a research centre where the lion's share of its budget is financed by external funding sources, mainly the Research Council of Norway, national ministries, and European funding schemes.
- Passing the general office coordination and management over to Ida will allow Geir to dedicate more of his time to acquiring new funds to the centre, preparing project bids and following up existing projects, Centre Director Erik O. Eriksen explains. He is convinced that this reallocation of tasks within the small administration of ARENA will be a positive turn for all parties.