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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.

BSRS 2017

Join the Bergen Summer Research School

The Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) 2017 application deadline is coming up on March 1. Join us this summer for a cross-disciplinary research school exploring some of the most pressing challenges facing our world.

Bioinformatics

Pushing bioinformatics further

Computational Biology Unit, a leading hub of bioinformatics research in Bergen, Norway, aims to boost computational biology research and education in the country. Now, they are seeking the best young researchers.

PRIORITY RESEARCH AREA 2016-2022

Meet our new marine director

Amund Måge has been appointed new marine director at the University of Bergen. One of his first tasks will be to include the entire university in its strategic marine research initiative.

NEWS

Scientists found 30 plastic bags in whale's stomach

A sick goose-beaked whale was found on the west coast of Norway. Its stomach was filled .as much as 30 plastic bags, and many smaller pieces of plastic. The whale was emaciated, and scientists believe that the plastic had gathered in such an amount in its stomach that it had created a plug, stopping...

NEWS | ECONOMICS

How to regulate and tax the sharing economy

A Norwegian government committee looking at the sharing economy proposes that sharing platforms such as Uber, Airbnb and others should be subject to regulations and taxation.

BIOLOGY

The professor who changed his branch of science

Despite being Professor Emeritus, John Birks has no plans of slowing down. He hopes to continue his research activities for many years.

EDUCATION | MEDIA STUDIES

How mobile took over the media – and education

The mobile phone has become the journalist's primary tool. New technologies are being integrated in the journalism and new media studies at the University of Bergen.

Horizon 2020

How Norwegian universities want to improve EU’s research programme

Enhanced commitment to excellence in research and better integration of the social sciences and humanities. These are among the recommendations made by eight Norwegian university rectors in the interim evaluation of the Horizon 2020 programme.

NEWS | GEOGRAPHY

EU funding for climate dynamics project

Birgit Kopainsky is partner in a project about sustainability and resilience in European agriculture. The project recently received more than 4.8 million Euros from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.