The most important contribution the University of Bergen has to offer society is excellent pure research and the education of highly qualified candidates. In addition to these core missions, the University also engages in a close relationship with the community as a whole.
The University stands for independent knowledge, cultivated through long-term research interests and practices. This makes the institution important both for a thriving democracy and for the development of tomorrow’s community, cultural life and business sector.
The knowledge that is produced at the University is being imparted through a broad network of scientists and research groups; a broad spectrum of study programs; at institutes, faculties and centres; as well as through the University library and Bergen museum. The University’s work in building knowledge and qualifications is important and valuable to the local, national and international communities, and the institution has a range of means to interact extensively both culturally and societally with the world around it.