Reporting of violations of laws or ethical standards at NHH
If you as a student or employee have concerns about possible violations of laws or ethical standards, for example bullying, harassment, discrimination, dishonesty, scientific or financial fraud, it is important to speak up.
Reporting for students
We encourage you to report or file a complaint if you experience, observe or suspect any illegal, harmful or unethical conditions at NHH. Speak up about your learning environment!
You can report by e-mail using email@example.com
If you wish to report using an encrypted channel, you can use NHH's secure form.
The form is on a secure website. Only Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Linda Nøstbakken and Senior Adviser Jorun Gunnerud have access to the information you submit.
If you decide to remain anonymous, you can use the same form but omit entering your name. In this case, we ask for your email address to send out a system-generated email to confirm receipt of your report. However, your email address will not be stored when you report anonymously.
You can also report anonymously by letter or by phone to:
Please note that anonymous reports are usually more difficult to handle. Nonetheless, we will do our best to look into the reported matter also in this case.
Reporting for employees
If you discover illegal, harmful or unethical conditions at NHH it is important that you report it.
You can report to HR Director Elise Kongsvik and Vice Rector for Faculty Affairs and HR, Gunnar E. Christensen using the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an employee you can also report to your immediate leader, safety representative, employee representative or Rector Øystein Thøgersen.
To file an anonymous report, send a letter or make a call to
- Vice Rector Gunnar E. Christensen (for employees)
Anonymous reports are usually more difficult to handle. Nonetheless, we will do our best to look into the reported matter.
What happens if you report
Your report should include:
- your name
- description of what you suspect, have experienced or observed
- place, date and time of the incident
- other witnesses
We always confirm receipt of your report as soon as possible. We then thoroughly investigate your report in a strictly confidential manner, which means that we make every effort to protect the privacy interests of all individuals involved. We only reveal the identities of the people involved to those who need to know to investigate the cases.
The accused person is entitled to know about the allegations and the substance of the case, and to present their version. Thus, in most cases the process will reveal the idenity of the victim and the whistle-blower.
If the investigation concludes that something illegal, unethical or harmful has happened, NHH takes appropriate actions to prevent and correct the situation.
Retaliation against those speaking up is prohibited and may result in further action.
Reports are filed in NHH’s archive system. They are exempt from publicity, with restricted access, limited to the Rector, the Archive Manager and the persons named above.