Anne Marit Godal

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Anne Marit Godal (born 20 November 1972) is a Norwegian encyclopedist. [1]

Norway constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northwestern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.

She studied political science at the University of Oslo and has had positions in the Norwegian Labour Party and No to the EU. [2] [3] From 2011 to 2016 she was editor-in-chief of Store norske leksikon [the Great Norwegian encyclopedia], Store medisinske leksikon (an associated medical encyclopedia), and Norsk biografisk leksikon (a biographical encyclopedia). [2] When she took over the editorship, these works were in danger of running out of funding, but in her term as editor-in-chief she secured university funding for their long-term survival. [4]

University of Oslo Norwegian public research university

The University of Oslo, until 1939 named the Royal Frederick University, is the oldest university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Until 1 January 2016 it was the largest Norwegian institution of higher education in terms of size, now surpassed only by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The Academic Ranking of World Universities has ranked it the 58th best university in the world and the third best in the Nordic countries. In 2015, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked it the 135th best university in the world and the seventh best in the Nordics. While in its 2016, Top 200 Rankings of European universities, the Times Higher Education listed the University of Oslo at 63rd, making it the highest ranked Norwegian university.

An editor-in-chief, also known as lead editor or chief editor, is a publication's editorial leader who has final responsibility for its operations and policies. The highest ranking editor of a publication may also be titled editor, managing editor, or executive editor, but where these titles are held while someone else is editor-in-chief, the editor-in-chief outranks the others.

<i>Store norske leksikon</i> Norwegian printed encyclopedia

Store norske leksikon, abbreviated SNL, is a Norwegian language online encyclopedia.

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  1. "Leksikonkrangel". Morgenbladet (in Norwegian). 13 December 2013.
  2. 1 2 "Anne Marit Godal". Author biography. Store norske leksikon . Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  3. "Skal lede norsk Wikipedia-konkurrent". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 15 January 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  4. Bjørnstad, Guro Havro (18 January 2015). "Har vært i dragkamp siden 2010 - nå er det klart at det overlever". Dagbladet (in Norwegian).