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Department of Information Science and Media Studies

The Department of Information Science and Media Studies is the result of a merger between the two former entities – The Department of Information Science and The Department of Media Studies. The two disciplines joined forces in 2004 against a technological backdrop where convergence within various media and communication forms called for increasingly interdisciplinary research. Core research efforts at the Department includes the study of information and communication technologies, their social and historical developments, their institutional contexts, their contents and their use(r)s.
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MEDIA RESEARCH

Gaming her way to professorship

Kristine Jørgensen has been appointed professor at the University of Bergen. She is Norway’s first woman to become a professor focusing on computer game studies.

RESEARCHERS TO WATCH

In love with the machines

Marija Slavkovik has always been attracted to machines. In fact, she has turned artificial intelligence into the core theme of her research.

EDUCATION | MEDIA STUDIES

Media education in front in Bergen

In August, six new and innovative media study programmes are launched in Media City Bergen. Academic Director Ole J. Mjøs looks forward to welcoming new media students to Bergen.

MEDIA CITY BERGEN

UiB to participate in world-leading media innovation project

With support from the Research Council of Norway, the graphics company Vizrt and the University of Bergen are developing a world-leading tool for online video editing.

NEWS | MEDIA

The rise of the selfie journalist

Selfie journalist and social media influencer Yusuf Omar inspired the audience at the Mobile spotting in the media-conference in Bergen.

Researcher Profile