From the debate in Arendal Wednesday (left-right): Ole Petter Ottersen (Rector, University of Oslo), Anne-Grete Ellingsen (CEO, GCE NODE) and Lise Lyngsnes Randeberg (President, Tekna).

”A close cooperation between the industry and the university has produced good results for the Agder region”, says Anne-Grete Ellingsen, CEO at GCE NODE.

In a debate in Arendal Wednesday, Ellingsen described the University of Agder as an important and active part of the cluster.

“There is a beneficial exchange of knowledge and labor. Industry engineers hold part-time positions at the university, and professors and other university staff hold similar positions in the industry”, said Ellingsen.

The close relationship has resulted in a world-leading mechatronics program at bachelor, master and phd level.

“This is recognized by large global corporations, which come to Grimstad to work with the university”, said Ellingsen.

 

February 24th 2021

Tratec: Happily diversified