Department of Earth Science (GEO)'s overall goal is to develop new knowledge of the Earth's structure, formation history and the driving forces for its dynamic behavior.
The research activities at the department of Earth Science (GEO) are concentrated in thematic groups; Geophysics, Geodynamics and Basin Studies, Geochemistry & Geobiology, and Quaternary Geology and Paleoclimate.
Education: The Department of Earth Science offers education in several fields within the earth sciences, offering programs from 2 to 8 years duration.
What are we researching on?
At the Department of Geosciences, we research a number of different geoscientific topics. The strategic focus areas for our research are Energy, Resources, Climate, Environment and Geo Hazards.
Geosciences and sustainability
Geologists and geophysicists have key competencies to solve tomorrow's challenges, as described in the UN's sustainability goals and the UN's Paris Agreement. The UN has given the University of Bergen (UiB) a leading role in the work of promoting the sustainability goals, and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers several courses that directly address specific sustainability goals.
Trond Mohn Foundation recruitment (TMS-scholarship)
Willem van der Bilt is granted TMS-scholarship (2020-2025). Read more here.
Steffen Leth Jørgensen is granted BFS-scholarship (2016-2021). Read more here.
Andreas Born is granted BFS-scholarship (2016-2021). Read more here.
Nele Meckler is granted BFS-scholarship (2015-2020). Read more here.
Bjarte Hannisdal is granted BFS-scholarship (2013-2018). Read more here.
Nicola McLoughlin is granted BFS-scholarship (2010-2015). Read more here.
European Research Council (ERC)
Nele Meckler is awarded ERC Starting Grant from EU (2020-2025). Read more here.
Nele Meckler is awarded ERC Starting Grant from EU (2015-2020). Read more here.
Eystein Jansen and Kerim Hestnes Nisancioglu is awarded ERC Synergi Grant (2014-2019). Read more here.