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The student government is a way for students to help develop NTNU as a place of education, and works to make students’ voices heard in questions of academic quality, campus, facilitation, learning environment and similar issues.

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What does the student government do at NTNU? #

  • Through the student government, students are represented at all levels, from individual courses to the NTNU board.
  • Students can share their opinions through the student representatives.
  • Student representatives represent students’ rights.
  • The Student Parliament is the political head of the student government.
  • The Student Parliament contributes to centrally developing NTNU as a place of education and aids student representatives at all levels. On the Student Parliaments website (Norwegian only) you can read about their work.

Where can I find more information on the Student Government’s work? #

What are the responsibilities of the student representatives?  #

Programme of study representatives (SPR) #

  • are on the programme of study councils.
  • represent students’ interests at the programme of study level. 
  • are elected at open meetings for all students at the programme of study.

Department representatives (ITR) #

  • are on all committees in the department that treat studies and learning environment.
  • are on the department board, council or expanded leader meeting.
  • work with the student council in the faculty.
  • work with topics at department level.
  • are generally elected at open meetings for all students at the department.

Faculty representatives (FTR) #

  • are on all the committees in the faculty that treat studies and learning environment.
  • are on the faculty board.
  • lead the student council at the faculty.
  • work with topics at the faculty level.
  • are generally elected at open meetings for all the students at the faculty.

Members of the Student Parliament #

  • 25 representatives are chosen to represent their faculty.
  • are the supreme democratically elected body for students at NTNU.
  • approve students’ opinions for all of NTNU.
  • have a working committee. The leadership is comprised of three students who work full-time and three students who work 25 percent part-time.
  • arbeidsutvalget jobber inn mot rektoratet.
  • are elected by all of NTNU’s students through NTNU's web election

Board representatives #

  • are two of eleven members of the NTNU board.
  • work partially in the Student Parliament as well as representing students on the NTNU board.
  • help make overarching decisions about NTNU.
  • are elected by all of NTNU’s students through NTNU's web election. 

The Student Parliament is responsible for all student elections. Student representatives are chosen as described in §10 in NTNU’s election rules (in Norwegian).

The number of student representatives on the different organs (the NTNU board, the faculty boards and similar) is specified in NTNU’s board rules (in Norwegian).

Like to run for a position? #

Contact Student Parliament or the Student Councils for more information about available positions, what is required when running and how to run.

Also see #

Pages about NTNU’s educational quality assurance system:

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