Candidate for the NTNU Board


Master student informatics 4th year, specializing in interaction design, gaming- and learning technologies. Were elected to join NTNU Student Parliament in 2015 and have since shown a never-ending passion for student politics and student welfare. I’m a motivated student, far above average, who gladly takes on many and heavy volunteering positions. But also minor roles as a trustee, like participation in reference groups. As well as bigger roles, like participation in the LMU (Learning environment committee) – while report directly to the NTNU Board of Directors. Have been with the Welfare Council since 2016, the student voice of Sit – our answer to the welfare state.

I have for many years been active at the Student Parliament and The Welfare Council, with trustee positions at LMU, Welfare Advisory Board and Housing Advisory Board. Also active in sports, with a trustee position in NTNUi Squash and NTNUi Tennis, having participated in group leader gatherings, annual general assemblies, etc. Have attended a national student gathering (NSO) two times with 180 other delegates from all over the country to decide student politics for 230.000 students (

Of relevant education, I wish to mention a master from University of Oslo (UiO) with a focus on digitalization and long-term innovation management, a focus area for NTNU, and an MBA from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) with focus on strategy, leadership, financial management, and marketing.

Lars Føleide

Age: 40
Studies: Informatics (Master’s), 4th year

How should NTNU look in 5 and 10 years?

NTNU in 5 years:
5 years down the road NTNU will to a larger degree have embraced the digital development, so that we are better equipped in the transition to digital education and transfer of knowledge when the world is struck by a global pandemic.

NTNU in 10 years:
In 10 years, NTNU will have executed a successful campus coalition and closed the doors of campus Dragvoll. Coordination with campus Ålesund and Gjøvik will have reached optimal levels, and Trondheim will have attained the recognition as Best Nordic City for Studying.


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