Faculty of Medicine

Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine is one of 7 faculties at the University of Bergen, and has about 1900 students.

The Faculty consists of 5 departments, which provide the foundations for its teaching and research activities.


Vitamin D may reduce mortality

A normal intake of vitamin D can reduce the risk of death substantially in people with cardiovascular disease.


– Migrants are healthier than Norwegians

According to researcher and doctor, Esperanza Diaz, Migrants are healthier than Norwegians in general. Norwegians may have something to learn from the migrants´ lifestyle.


Household cleaning can be as bad as smoking for lung function

Cleaners who have regularly used cleaning sprays over 20 years were found to have reduced lung function equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes a day over the same period, a UiB-study shows.


13 million NOK for research towards phenylkentonuria

Aurora Martinez’ Pluvia receives NOK 13 million from the Norwegian Research Council for research on a cure for phenylkentonuria


Strengthening health priority in Ethiopia with Gates-Millions

A grant of 3 million US dollars from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is enabling Professor Ole Frithjof Norheim and his research group to teach health priorities to Ethiopian students.

Doctoral education

The aim of the research program at the Faculty of Medicine (the PhD degree) is to qualify the candidate for research activities and other work requiring a high level of scientific insight within the Faculty's research fields.

The Faculty of Medicine also administers the dr.philos. degree, which is an independent degree without supervision and organised research training. The two degrees are considered equal in status.

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