Maximilien Hjortland started working as a student assistant at the Department of Health Care Management in January 2018. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Health and Social Psychology at the University of Oslo, Norway. Since October 2017 he studies in the newly founded Master of Science in Public Health which is a joint master’s program of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Technical University Berlin and the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences. Before working at the Department of Health Care Management, he gained professional experience among others at the Norwegian Red Cross working with developing and implementing health promotion programs targeting youth. In the department he is working with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies .