In December 2019, the public university in Ås, Norway (Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet), appointed Martin Gautestad Jakobsen as its first Studentombudet. He serves about 5,000 students across four different campuses and has an electric car for the commute. Jakobsen works 40% at NMBU and also serves as the Student Ombuds at Østfold University College.
Before his university appointments, Jakobsen worked as a criminal lawyer. He studied psychology and earned a Master of Law from the University of Bergen (Universitetet i Bergen). (NMBU News; LinkedIn.)
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