Hasse Berntsen works as a Communications Adviser and has newly been employed at the Norwegian Centre for E-Health Research since February 2021. His professional background is with journalism and communication, and he got his education from what previously is known as Norsk Journalisthøgskole in Oslo. He has also studied legal law, phonetics and linguistics at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
Hasse has worked with journalism and communication throughout his career. It started as a news reporter on TV, first on the news in TV Norge, then at Nyhetskanalen and as a News Editor at TV2. He has international experience as Chief Press Information Officer with the international observer force TIPH in Hebron on the West Bank (Palestine). He also worked 16 years as a Communication Adviser at the headquarters of the UN Association of Norway in Oslo giving information about the UN Labor Organization ILO.
After moving back to Tromsø from Oslo in 2017, he was employed for two years at the county administration at NAV Troms and Finnmark (Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration), and most recently as a Communication and Research Adviser at the University Library - UiT The Arctic University of Norway.