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LUILOK – localisation of the Faculty of Education and International Studies’ activities

The project LUILOK is looking into the future localisation of the Faculty of Education and International Studies’ activities.

The background for the LUILOK project is the Board of OsloMet’s decision to not renew the lease agreement for the Kjeller campus after 2023. In January 2020, LUI’s faculty board recommended conducting an impact assessment and looking into practical solutions for a potential common localisation at the Pilestredet campus, including the Department of Vocational Teacher Education, which is currently at Kjeller.

LUILOK addresses the guidelines from OsloMet’s Campus programme. 

Project phases

  • Feasibility study autumn 2020

    LUILOK carried out a feasibility study in autumn 2020, which generated potential localisation concepts. The possibilities are on different scales when it comes to price, scope, quality and organisational consequences. These possibilities are described in a report from the feasibility study. The report is intended to give the project’s steering committee a good decision-making basis for initiating a pre-project.

    The different possibilities outlined in the report are:

    • Possibility 1: Densification
    • Possibility 2:  Team offices / Cellular offices and open-plan offices
    • Possibility 3: Activity-based workplace

    Report from the feasibility study

  • Pre-project spring 2021

    Pre-project spring 2021 - LUILOK and Campus Romerike

    The LUILOK project group conducted a pre-project in spring 2021 based on guidelines devised during the feasibility study by LUILOK’s steering committee. The pre-project addressed the commissions in OsloMet’s campus programme:

    At a meeting on 16 February 2021, the LUILOK steering committee  concluded that the choice of location (‘possibility’) should be adapted to each entity’s needs (at the departments, the National Centre of Multicultural Education (NAFO) and the faculty administration).

    Based on input from meetings with the entities, the project group continued its assessment with an emphasis on Possibility 1 for the majority of entities. For some of the entities, the continued assessment will be based on Possibility 1, densification in cellular offices combined with various wishes for shared/open-plan solutions. 

    The conclusions of the steering committee guided the further assessment work in the pre-project, but did not represent the final decision on office placement for the faculty’s activities.

    Study of two alternatives in the pre-project

    The project mandate, approved by the project steering committee, described two alternatives for further study:

    Alternative 1: Densification, mainly by combining cellular offices and team offices. In cellular offices with room for more than one person (in accordance with regulations), there will be established more work places. Increased capacity by merging of some cellular offices in combination with a flexible home office arrangement. In order to maintain a good psychosocial working environment, his alternative requires good shared/common areas.

    Alternative 2: A hybrid based on reported needs from the entities. This can include, for example, combinations of cellular offices, team offices and open-plan offices. This alternative does not require a flexible home office arrangement, but presupposes increased efficiency of the areas.

    Based on instructions from the Campus Programme, the project included an increased efficiency of the areas, ranging from 10 to 25 per cent increased efficiency. In the overall plan of how offices and areas at the Pilestredet campus can be used submitted by the Faculty on 1 May, LUI included an increased efficiency of 10 per cent.  When the activities of Department YLU are integrated in Pilestredet, labs ("spesialarealer", "spesialrom") must be further developed to meet new requirements.

    Move from Kjeller

    On 23 June, the Campus Programme Steering Committee decided that professional environments based at Kjeller, can stay at Campus Kjeller until 2024. Details about when in 2024 specific departments should move, are to be considered.

    If some of the professional environments at Kjeller will be localised at the new Campus Romerike, these employees will be localised at Kjeller until the new campus is ready or until the end of the rental period.

    Campus Romerike

    On 1 April, 2021, On 1 April, the faculty submitted the first draft for input om Campus Romerike to the OsloMet Campus Programme. The Faculty has extensive collaboration with Oslo and Viken, including the Romerike region, and are positive with regard to increased future collaboration that aims to develop our study programmes, research and practical training.

    The Faculty considers a common location in Pilestredet to be suitable for the future. We see possibilities for activity-based presence at Romerike. Most of today's academic activities are coordinated from Campus Pilestredet, which has positive synergy effects across academic fields.

    The final input on Campus Romerike was submitted on 1 July. The faculty considers an activity-based presence at Romerike/Jessheim to be better suited for fulfilling the faculty's strategies, than permanent localisation of study programmes. The exception is the driving teacher education, which would benefit from being localised at Romerike. 

  • Intermediate phase 2021-2022

    The LUILOK project will work according to requests from the OsloMet campus programme, while also preparing for the next phase of the project.

Organisation

  • Project Steering Committee LUILOK

    • Roger André Federici, Dean (project owner)
    • Jarle Traavik, Faculty Director (Head of project steering committee)
    • Inger Marie Lindboe, Head of Department of Early Childhood Education (BLU)
    • Vibeke Bjarnø, Head of Department of Primary and Secondary Teacher Education (GFU)
    • Hilde Arntsen, Head of Department of International Studies and Interpreting (IST)
    • Hege Anita Danielsen, Acting Head of Department of Vocational Teacher Education (YLU)
    • Sigrun Aamodt, Director of National Centre of Multicultural Education 
    • Fred Arild Pettersen, Faculty administration
    • Finn Aarsæther, Vice-Dean of Education
    • Hanne Skaaden, Vice-Dean of Research and Development
    • Gry-Merethe Lutro, Head of Section for Human Resources
    • Senior Safety Representative Faculty LUI
  • Project group

    • Bruna M. Bruce, Project Manager
    • Gry Hovland, Assistant Project Manager
    • Siv Tonje Sperati Håkensen, Communication
    • Anne Brændshøi, Human Resources
    • Runa Grimstad Wold, project team member
  • Thematic user groups

    Labs ("spesialrom")

    • Håkon Swensen (Department of Primary and Secondary Teacher Education - GFU)
    • Kristina Solum (Department of International Studies and Interpreting - IST)
    • Daniel Bødtker-Lund (Department of Vocational Teacher Education - YLU)
    • Siri Haukenes (Department of Early Childhood Education - BLU)
    • Hanna Schjerva Eide (faculty administration)
    • Jon Ingar Holtet (Senior Safety Representative)
    • Emelie Joy Yri Hagen (student)

    Other classrooms and student learning areas 

    • Pål Lundberg (GFU)
    • Charlotte Johannessen (BLU)
    • Ane Stenmark Præsterud (faculty administration)
    • Maybritt Jensen (Safety Representative)
    • Sara Martin Werenskiold (student)

    Work spaces for employees

    • Marianne Grødum (NAFO)
    • Halvor Spetalen (YLU)
    • Hilde Haualand (IST)
    • Liv-Anna Hagen (BLU)
    • Steinar Brattenborg (GFU)
    • Eva S. Johnskareng (faculty administration)
    • Øivind Telle (Safety Representative) 
    • Student

    Hubs and social zones

    • Eivind Karlsson (BLU)
    • Kristian Skedsmo (IST)
    • Heidi Sofiedahl (faculty administration)
    • Kjersti Winger (faculty administration)
    • Trine Johnsrud (Safety Representative)
    • Aurora Olufine Seierstad (student)
  • Participation

    LUILOK involves the public sector unions and safety representatives in line with the applicable laws, regulations and internal policy for tripartite cooperation. The project has regular meetings with participating bodies at the faculty.

    During autumn 2020 and spring 2021, the project had a reference group with representatives from the project’s most important stakeholders – the staff and students. The reference group took part in regular meetings with the project group.

    In spring 2022, the project will establish "thematic user groups".

Activities for all employees at the faculty

  • Activities

    • LUILOK café for students and employees at Kjeller: 18 May at 1.30-2.30 pm.
    • LUILOK café for students in Pilestredet: 30 May at 3-4 pm.
    • LUILOK café for employees in Pilestredet: 13 June at 2-3 pm.
    • Digital Faculty gathering (TBA)

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