March 27, 2018

Nord Universitet to Appoint Student Ombuds

On March 8, 2018, the board of the public university in Bodø, Norway approved a plan to name a Student Ombuds (studentombudet). The board chair said that the Ombuds would improve students' understanding of their rights within the university and as a resource for bullying and harassment concerns. The chair also acknowledged that an Ombuds would be an important feedback mechanism for the administration and board. 

Student representatives have long advocated for an Ombuds and were pleased with development. Nord Universitet enrolls about 12,000 students and was established in 2016. Details about the new Ombuds have not yet been announced. (Nord Universitet News.)

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