As vice-rector for education, Nina Waaler has a strategic responsibility for HiOA professional studies and quality assurance of education. These responsibilities involve close cooperation with students, faculties and centers at the college. In this work as vice-rector Nina is also in contact with business and industry, politicians and governments centrally. Oslo and Akershus University College will provide research-based and relevant education with high quality, a good campus life for students and academically strong candidates to society nationally and internationally. Nina Waaler is also responsible for the Department for study, education and internationalisation and the Department of Library and Learning Center in joint administration. In recent years, she has also worked as dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at HiOA and former OUC. Nina Waaler holds a Ph.D. in sports science from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, where she also researched and taught for many years.