Doctoral Education (PhD)

The University of Bergen has an international profile and offer opportunities to conduct both traditional and cross-disciplinary research as a part of the doctoral education.

We offer PhD education within the humanitieslawmathematics and natural sciencesmedicine and dentistrypsychology, and social sciences

Doctoral Ceremony

New PhDs celebrated in University Aula

246 new doctorates were awarded by the University of Bergen in 2015. On Friday 29 January the new PhDs of the autumn semester were celebrated.

BSRS 2016

Bergen Summer Research School 2016: Water, Climate and Society

Water experts will gather in Bergen from June 13-24 for the international summer school for PhD students and junior researchers. Application deadline was April1, 2016 (extended).


The PhD interviews

From life in Chinese organisations to steroid use and neck injuries – catch up on highlights from this year's PhD research at the University of Bergen in 2015.


The PhD Interview: Pollen from the past may predict the future

Vivian Astrup Felde studies the relationship between pollen and plants. She looks for changes in vegetation in Norway. Her research could provide answers to what to expect of the future climate.


Educating a new generation of cancer researchers

At the Centre for Cancer Biomarkers, future cancer researchers meet internationally renowned researchers as part of the education.

Bergen Summer Research School

The Bergen Summer Research School targets PhD students, junior staff, and researchers and takes an interdisciplinary approach to global development challenges.

The theme in 2016 is Water, Climate and Society. Information about the programme, application deadlines and more can be found here.

Welcome to the University of Bergen

We expect our PhD candidates to be engaged with not only local and national, but also international and global challenges.
Anne Lise Fimreite