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Here you can find information about UiB's programme portfolio, exchange programmes for employees and students, and international networks.

The Section for Internationalisation of Education administers international educational cooperation at UiB. The Section provides information and guidance in relation to preparedness for students abroad. If academic employees need to develop their competence through an international exchange, the Section can assist in organising this.

Programme portfolio

The Erasmus+ and Lifelong Learning programmes
The Erasmus+ programme is a large programme for collaboration with higher education in Europe. UiB has more than 700 Erasmus+ agreements with 300 different universities. The Erasmus+ programme is funded through the EU system, and there is a special grant scheme associated with the programme. You can find an overview of the Erasmus+ agreements in UiB's Erasmus database.

The NORHED programme
NORHED (The Norwegian Programme for Capacity Building in Higher Education and Research for Development) is Norway's new programme for research and education in poor countries, and it is to enhance educational institutions in low and middle income countries (LMIC) within education and research. NORHED is based on equal partnerships between institutions in the collaborating countries and in Norway, and aims to achieve results in the form of a larger and better qualified workforce, and more and better research at the institutions in the South.

The NOMA programme
The purpose of NOMA (Norad’s Programme for master studies) is to support the development and operation of master's degree programmes in the South based on higher-education collaborations between countries in the South and Norway.

The Eurasia programme
This programme is about higher education collaboration in Eurasia, in the form of project collaboration between institutions in Norway and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Moldova and Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The programme has a special grant scheme for students.
The University of Bergen has various programmes that receive funding from the programme.

The Nordplus programme and the Nordlys network

The Nordplus programme
For several decades, the Nordplus programme has been a link between the University of Bergen and partner institutions in neighbouring countries for both student and teacher exchanges. UiB collaborates with most higher education institutions in the Nordic and Baltic countries through 20 different Nordplus networks.

The Nordlys network
UiB is a member of the Nordlys network, which is an interdisciplinary Nordplus network for the large universities in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, the Faeroe Islands and Norway. The Nordlys network is the largest and most extensive of all Nordplus networks. The main Nordlys activity is student exchanges in fields in which there are no disciplinary networks.

International Joint Degrees

Erasmus Mundus
Erasmus Mundus is an EU-funded programme that started in 2004. The goal of the programme is to facilitate joint degrees and programmes of study, and to thereby raise the quality of European education and promote dialogue between peoples and cultures. UiB is a partner institution in four Erasmus Mundus programmes.

Other joint degrees
In addition to the Erasmus Mundus programmes, UiB is a partner institution in joint degrees and joint programmes of study funded by, amongst others, the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Exchanges

Student exchanges (students going abroad)
The University of Bergen aims to have 30 per cent of its students going on an international exchange during their course of study. The University has many agreements with partner institutions around the world, and these facilitate exchanges at the bachelor's and master's degree levels. This also includes summer courses at some of the partner institutions.

Teacher exchanges through the Erasmus+ programme (Norwegian)
Teacher mobility is another Erasmus+ programme initiative that everyone who teaches at Norwegian institutions of higher education can take advantage of. This also applies to PhD Candidates and Postdocs employed at UiB.

International networks

The Utrecht network
The Utrecht network comprises 31 universities in 28 countries. Among other things, the network works on student mobility, employee exchanges, the internationalisation of curricula and summer schools.

The Tibet network
The University of Bergen is a member of the Network for University Co-operation Tibet-Norway. The network is an academic collaboration between institutions in Tibet and Norway, and includes research and teaching in a number of disciplines.

Administration of the agreements

The University of Bergen has a number of general and discipline-specific agreements with partner institutions worldwide that form the basis for mutual student mobility.
 
Preparedness for students abroad

The preparedness plan applies to UiB students who are abroad and is to make their stay abroad safer. It is to reduce the risk of serious and unfortunate incidents, and provide the best possible assistance for UiB students abroad who need help.

Competence development

Exchanges for employees
The Erasmus+ programme facilitates exchanges for employees of the University of Bergen, both within the academic and administrative field