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Department of Earth Science

Facts

The Department of Earth Science was established January 2003 by merging the 'Department of Geology' and the 'Department of Solid Earth Physics'. The department is located on the 3rd. and 4th. floors at the southern end of the University's Science Building. Research is carried out within 4 thematic groups: 'Geophysics', 'Quaternary geoljogy and Paleo Climate', 'Geodynamics and Basin studies' and 'Geochemistry & Geobiology'.

The department has more than 110 research positions and 34 technical/administrative positions. Our employees are from more than 30 different countries.

The department is partner in three centres:
The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research

The Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research

K.G.Jebsen Centre for deep sea

 

Key figures

  • Scientific staff: 38
  • Technical staff: 38
  • Administrative staff: 8
  • Post Docs: 17
  • Ph.D.: 38
  • Other external funded positions: 18
  • Emeritus: 6
  • Prof. /Associated Prof. II: 4
  • Master degree students 2019: 97
  • Bachelorstudents 2019: 106
  • Research groups: 4
  • Laboratories: 26
  • Budget 2018: 197,7 mill NOK (basic funding from UiB 99,8, external funding 97,9)
  • Scientific publications 2018: 188
  • PhD  2018: 8
  • Master Degrees 2018: 58

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