Tore Rem

It is a great honor to be asked to contribute to the deeply meaningful work of the Danish National Research Foundation. It is with humility that I take on the task of serving on the board, and I’m confident that it will be a learning experience. I very much look forward to working with my fellow board members and to get to know better the Danish research landscape, where so much excellent work is being done. I very much admire and support the Danish National Research Foundation’s commitment to supporting its grantees through freedom, trust, and involvement.

Although I take on the task with a hint of fear and trembling, I’m very much looking forward to the demanding job of selecting the next generation of Centers of Excellence.

I am director of UiO:Democracy, an interdisciplinary research initiative on democracy at the University of Oslo. Before that, from 2019 to 2023, I led another large research initiative, UiO:Nordic. My academic background is in English literature, and I have held posts in Oslo and Oxford. I have served on many boards, within and outside of the academy, and have participated extensively in the evaluation of research. I have also been engaged in public debates about the role of the university and the humanities.

Name (born) Tore Rem (1967)
Current position Director – UiO:Democracy, University of Oslo
Elected period January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2027 (first period)
Appointed by Independent Research Fund Denmark
Independence Considered independent
Expertise 19th-century literature (English and Scandinavian), the history of the book and the history of reading, theatre history, reception studies, life writing, theories of authorship, and world literature.
Education D. Phil. (Oxon)
Selected board and committee appointments Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters


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