Jan-Gunnar Winther continues as director of the Norwegian Polar Institute

Today, Director Jan-Gunnar Winther was appointed by the King in Council to his second term of 6 years as director of the Norwegian Polar Institute.

Jan-Gunnar WintherJan-Gunnar Winther. Photo: Norwegian Polar Institute

Winther is a civil engineer from NTNU in 1987 and received his Ph.D. (doctoral) from the same place in 1993.

Jan-Gunnar Winther (48 years) has in the past six years been the director of the Norwegian Polar Institute.

From 1988 to 1994 he was employed as a research engineer at SINTEF NHL, Trondheim. In 1994 he was appointed head of the Antarctic section of the Norwegian Polar Institute. From 1998 to 2004 he headed the program for polar climate research, and in 2004 he was employed as the research director at the Norwegian Polar Institute. He has attended tasks and duties in a variety of contexts, both within the Fram Centre in Tromsø and nationally, as well as internationally.

Press release from the Ministry of the Environment.