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Department of Earth Science

Facts

The Department of Earth Science was established January 2003 by merging the 'Department of Geology' and the 'Department of Solid Earth Physics'. The department is located on the 3rd. and 4th. floors at the southern end of the University's Science Building. Research is carried out within 4 thematic groups: 'Geodynamics', 'Quaternary Earth Systems', 'Basin- and Reservoir Studies' and 'Geochemistry & Geobiology'.

The department has more than 110 research positions and 34 technical/administrative positions. Our employees are from more than 30 different countries.

The department is partner in three centres:
The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research

The Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research

K.G.Jebsen Centre for deep sea

 

Key figures

  • Scientific staff 33
  • Technical staff 22
  • Administrative staff 12
  • Post Docs. 22
  • Ph.D. 60
  • Other external funded positions 9
  • Emeritus 5
  • Prof. /Associated Prof. II 9
  • Master degree students: 105
  • Bachelorstudents: 193
  • Research groups 4
  • Laboratories 26
  • Budget 2011: 110 mill NOK (basic funding from UiB 62, external funding 48)
  • Scientific publications 2013: 141
  • PhD  2016: 4
  • Master Degrees 2016: 69

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