The University of Bergen aims to to have world-class academic environments in all faculties. The Bergen Research Foundation (BFS) is a generous contributor to this goal.
The University of Bergen has recruited five international excellent scientists in order to strengthen a number of leading research groups.
These five top-notch scientists are being funded via the Toppforsk programme, a joint collaboration between the generous contributions from the Bergen Research Foundation (BFS) and UiB own funds, for a total amount of 137 million NOK (approximately 14 mill EUR).
By offering these scientists special terms and support, the UiB-BFS collaboration has strengthened UiB´s international research profil
The five researchers are:
- Stefan Kölsch, Bergen fMRi Group
- Michael Fellows, Bergen Algorithms Research Group
- Valeriya Lyssenko, KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes Research
- Don Kalb, Department of Social Antrhopology
- Michael Baumgartner, Department of Philosophy (starts autumn 2017)
The Toppforsk programme emphasises the long-standing collaboration between BFS and UiB, where BFS has contributed generously to young researchers who are in the process of creating their own research groups.
Toppforsk is building on this work by recruiting established researchers to Bergen - to research groups where UiB already have leading research.
Producing world leading research environments in Norway is one of the most important areas in the Norwegian Government’s long-term plan for research and higher education 2015–2024. This is also the ambition of the University of Bergen (UiB) strategy for 2016–2022 – “Ocean, Life, Society”.