Pia Cecilie Bing-Jonsson

Campus Vestfold (B2-40)
I am fortunate to lead the University of South-Eastern Norway into a future that will be characterized by innovation and sustainability. My main focus will be to continue our strategy with a clear emphasis on meeting the knowledge and competence needs of society. It is my strong commitment to USN and the desire to realize the strategy that motivates me, and I look forward to collaborating with colleagues, students, and a diverse range of partners to ensure the success of our strategy for the benefit of individuals, the region, and our society.


The rector is the university's highest executive and reports to the university board. The rector is responsible for both the academic and administrative activities in accordance with the frameworks and directives set by the board. Key tasks include:

  • Developing research, education, and artistic development work that maintains a high academic standard, generates new knowledge, produces competent graduates, and contributes to addressing major societal challenges.
  • Sustaining and enhancing an engaging and inclusive academic and social university environment for learning and development, involving both students and staff.
  • Maintaining and strengthening partnerships and collaboration with the regional and national labor market and society.
  • Upholding and reinforcing trust-based collaboration with employee representatives.
  • Ensuring collaboration with students and student democracy.
  • Promoting the visibility of USN by participating in public debates



2011- 2014 PhD, Department of nursing science, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo.  

2002-2004 Master of Science in Health Promotion, University of Wales. 

2001-2002 Human geography (grunnfag), University of Oslo. 

1996-1999 Bachelor in nursing, Vestfold University College. 

1996 Philosophy of science (Eksamen philosophicum), University of Oslo. 


Work experience

2020- 2023 Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway.

2017- 2020 Vice Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway.

2014-2016 Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Science, University of South-Eastern Norway. 

2011- 2014 PhD research fellow, Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo.

2010-2011 Assistant professor, Faculty of Health Science, Vestfold University College. T (2011).

2006-2010 Research and development leader, Oslo Teaching Nursing Home (Undervisningssykehjemmet i Oslo, Abildsø bo- og rehabiliteringssenter). 

2004-2005 Clinical Specialist, Medi-Stim, Oslo. 

1999-2000 Registered nurse, St. Claraspital, Basel, Switzerland. 

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