Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care

IGS General Assembly 10 Jan. 2018

Summarizing 2017 at IGS

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IGS Vision: Better Health, Better Society

The Department of Global Health and Primary Care (IGS) will contribute to better health across all sectors of society, nationally and globally, and will particularly aim to reduce inequalities within health. Read the IGS Research Strategy.


IGS re-organises

  • All employees at IGS belong to a Thematic Area.
  • Each Thematic Area Leader has the Personnel responsibility for the people in that area.
  • Membership in the various research and education groups at IGS remains flexible.


Tall for forskning og utdanning

  • Original Publications 2016: 365
  • Level 2-publications 2016: 91
  • 27 PhD defenses in 2017
  • Approx 150 PhD candidates
  • 39 Master theses were passed in 2017


Prizes IGS 2017


Other high points from 2017


New Education Leader at IGS

  • Edvin Schei
  • Pedagological Kick-off meeting: 14.3.2018 12-16 including lunch


New Deputy Leader at IGS

Trond Riise steps down and Ingvild Sandøy takes over.


Global Challenges

MED / IGS / CIH are responsible for one of three multidisciplinary priority areas at UiB

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Plans for 2018

  • New organisation structure
  • Research and Education considered equivalent
  • Improving leadership
  • Better profiling of Centres


  • Research: strengthening application routines


  • Education:
  • New Education strategy
  • 6 weeks field placements in General Practice
  • New Master programme in Health and Society being planned


New Health Campus