Department of Biology

About BIO

BIO embodies research and research based education within a broad spectrum of biological disciplines.


Jan Kåre Wilhelmsen

BIO is among the largest departments at the University of Bergen and has more than 50 permanent scientific positions, more than 50 technical/administrative positions, and more than 100 temporary scientific positions, including PhDs and post docs.

BIO offers numerous research-based study options across a wide spectre of biological disciplines. Read more.

• Bachelor-levels courses, application deadline 15 April,
Masters, application deadlines 1 December (international applicant), 15. april (Norwegian applicants)
PhD programmes

The Department of Biology (BIO) undertakes research across a broad range of disciplines: developmental biology, microbiology, evolutionary biology, ecology and biodiversity. BIO is also strongly involved in themes such as climate, aquaculture, fish health, nutrition, fisheries, and petroleum.

• Find a researcher.
BIO's Research Groups

BIO's strategy plan 2011-2015 - towards 2020: Higher goals, deeper insights