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PhD programme at GFI

While the University of Bergen as a whole has almost ten times as many Master students compared to PhD students, the Geophysical institute (GFI) in fact hosts more PhD students than Master students.

GFI ph.d.-forum Finse

Participants at the annual Ph.d.-forum stay at Finse in 2008.
Participants at the annual Ph.d.-forum stay at Finse in 2008.
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Ellen Viste

On average, there are two PhD students for each professor at GFI. This high ratio is the result of the GFI´s strong research focus, as well as the ability to acquire external research grants (notably from the Research Council of Norway and the European Commission Framework Programmes) which fund 90% of our PhD candidates.

Usually about 50% of our PhD students come from abroad (e.g., China, England, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Iceland, India, Iran, Italy, Russia, Spain and Sweden) and the gender ratio is very close to 50:50.

For more general information about the PhD research training at the University of Bergen click here.