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Department of Administration and Organization Theory

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Politics - Administration - Organization

Administration and Organization Theory is the comparative analysis of politics, administration, and organization. It belongs to the study of political science and it is founded on political and social theories.

Do you want to study public administration and political science?

We offer a two-year Masters Programme in Public Administration (MPA), taught in English. We also offer courses taught in English at the bachelors level.

If you need information regarding your studies and student services you can contact the study advisor or The Information Centre at The Faculty of Social Sciences.

 

Why did our students choose the MPA programme?

See what motivated some of our students to attend the programme, and what they have learned from it.

What is life like as a student at the UiB?

Practical information about student life at the university, date of exams, scheduling and more can be found at this page.

New book
Book cover, Smart Hybridity

Smart hybridity

Per Lægreid with book chapter in new book about smart hybrid arrangements.

HLPF 2019
The University of Bergen delegation at the 2019 High-level Political Forum consisted of (left to right): Tor Halvorsen, Tore Furevik, Edvard Hviding, Kikki Kleiven, and Sverre Ole Drønen.

Strengthening the science-policy nexus at the United Nations

The University of Bergen visited the High-level Political Forum to strengthen the science policy advice in the approaches to and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We recount the proceedings from two hectic weeks in seven brief chapters.

Special issue
Rykkja og Lægreid

Rykkja and Lægreid guest editors for special issue of IPMR

International Public Management Review are out with a special issue spesialutgåve on Governing and Organizing for Crisis Management and Civil Protection with two guest editors from the Department of Administration and Organization Theory.

News
Ivar Bleiklie

Student funding, study debt and free higher education in Norway

Professor Ivar Bleiklie interviewed by BBC World Business Report.

New book
Child Rights and International Discrimination Law: Implementing Article 2 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Children’s right to non-discrimination

Skivenes and Søvig have edited a book on the implementation of children’s right to protection from discrimination.

What kind of job can you get?

Every year approximate 10-15 international candidates complete the Master’s Programme in Public Administration. With a degree in Public Administration, the opportunities are many. 

On this page you can read some short interviews with former students.

Career opportunities

Alumni

Join UiB Alumni

  • The word alumni is Latin, and means "former student at a school".
  • UiB Alumni is a venue for alumnis, professionals and students associated with the University of Bergen (UiB). The webpage provides information and news from the Department and the University.

Join our alumni group