Gunn Elisabeth Birkelun, Chair of the IUC Executive Committee has been elected Secretary General of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters. Prof. Birkelund is currently the Vice-President of the Norwegian Academy and professor of sociology at the University of Oslo. She is taking over the position of the Secretary General for four following years in January 2021.
Prof. Birkelund has been the Chair of the IUC Executive Committee since 2010. Her main research interests are social inequalities and population dynamics. She is very active as a researcher and in academic teaching.