Department of Biological Sciences (BIO)

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Our study programmes:

Bachelor's (3 years) in Biology and Molecular Biology

Master's (2 years) in Biology (7 specialisations) and Molecular Biology

Integrated master's (civil engineer, 5 years) in Aquaculture

Integrated master's (5 years) in Aquamedicine


Do you have questions about our study programmes? Please contact the Study Section (studie.bio@uib.no)
See an overview of our courses.

Election - 2022

Department council election 2023, Department of Biological Sciences

New members representing group B (temporarily employed staff in teaching and research positions) and group D (students) are to be elected for the period of 1.8.2023-31.7.2024

Kunming-Montreal deal summary

Cheat sheet to the Kunming-Montréal Global Biodiversity Framework

In December 2022, two years after it was planned, 196 nations signed on to the historic Kunming-Montréal Global Biodiversity Framework (KM-GBF).

New Science paper
bile av elv i Amazonas med grønt frodig landskap rundt

Human impact destroying the Amazon ecosystems faster than ever

A new Science paper shows that human-caused changes to Amazonian ecosystems are hundreds to thousands of times faster than those of natural climatic and geological processes.

Report from COP15
Ipbes at COP15

It’s a Deal!

On December 19th, the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) was adopted at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal. A landmark deal for conservation and management of nature and protection of biodiversity worldwide, this framework sets ambitious goals for how...

BIO's vision

BIO aims to produce fundamental and pioneering knowledge of the origin of life, its development, processes and systems, and help solve major global challenges.