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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.

TROPICO Online Series 2020
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TROPICO-project launches digital workshops

The EU Horizon 2020 project TROPICO invites you to participate in three virtual sessions, presenting ongoing research and discussing relevant topics related to the project.

New publication
Rykkja og Lægreid

Rediscovering Nordic Cooperation

Lise Rykkja and Per Lægreid with new article on Nordic Administrative Collaboration

New publication
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Understanding Felt Accountability

Kristin Rubecksen, Lise H. Rykkja and Per Lægreid are co-author on new article in Governance.

New publication
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Covid-19 and reputation management

Per Lægreid and Tom Christensen with new article that analyse the Norwegian governments handeling of the Corona pandemic

New publication
Ishtiaq Jamil

Representative and responsive bureaucracy in Nepal?

Ishtiaq Jamil and Hasan Muhammad Baniamin asks if this a mismatch or a realistic assumption in new publication.

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.

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