Therese Eia Lerøen, President of the National Union of Students in Norway (Norsk studentorganisasjon or NSO) says that there is no reason for the public research university in Trondheim further delay the appointment of its first Student Ombuds. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has delayed the creation of a Ombuds for student issues while it completes a merger with the University Colleges of Sør-Trøndelag, Ålesund and Gjøvik.
Lerøen says that all universities with more than 10,000 students should have an Ombuds and that the pending NTNU merger has not affected the student need for an Ombuds. Indeed, the need for an Ombuds may even be greater because of the change. Depsite the students' demands, NTNU says that a Studentombuds will not be appointed until at least the summer of 2017. (Khrono.)
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