Are Mjølsnes was educated as a teacher and has worked with web-based solutions for education since 1998. In 2001 he was project leader for what is widely regarded as the world’s first full-scale Topic Maps-driven web site, www.itu.no. Since then his work has concentrated on applying Topic Maps technology in education.
Are joined the newly formed Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training in 2003 and has been responsible for a number of Topic Maps-related projects, including www.udir.no.
Are is currently an advisor to a major government project, Grep (“Grip”) in which Topic Maps is used to structure and publish the complete National Curriculum for all school education in Norway for children aged from 6 to 19 years. See http://www.udir.no/kl06/ and http://data.udir.no/kl06/ (RDF is one of the offered formats, and soon a SPARQL-endpoint will be available from http://data.udir.no/kl06/sparql)