Jarle Aarbakke (born November 18 1942) is rector at the University of Tromsø.
Before being elected rector in 2001, Aarbakke served as a professor of pharmacy at the Department of Medical Microbiology. Since 2007 he has been chair of the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR).
In 1997 Aarbakke lead a government committee for investigation of alternative and supplementary medicine.
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