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Students at the Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities is a multidisciplinary faculty that currently teaches more than 3700 students and offers a substantial number of programmes leading to a wide range of academic and professional qualifications. These cover a variety of disciplines within the areas of philosophy, language studies, history and cultural studies, aesthetic and literary studies.

Centre of Research Excellence
Jill og Scott Rettberg

The Center for Digital Narrative has been awarded the status of Centre of Excellence

The Center for Digital Narrative (CDN) has been awarded the status of Center of Research Excellence. The center will investigate new forms of digital narrative in electronic literature, digital games, social media and AI-driven storytelling.

Discovery of 80 000 year old bone tools from SA. Pictures showing experimental methods to find out how the tools were used.

UiB scientists discover 80 000-year-old bone tools

An international team of archaeologists, led by a UiB scientist, has identified the oldest bone tools from southern Africa. The tools are 60,000 to 80,000 years old and were likely used for debarking trees and to dig into the ground.

Personer leker med små jordkloder på et jorde
May 08

Living with Climate Change

Upcoming conference – SAVE THE DATES – 8–9 May 2023. December 1st: Deadline for submitting abstract (see guidelines below)

ERC Starting Grant
Portrait photo of Marry-Anne Karlsen

What role does expert knowledge play in asylum litigation?

Migration researcher Marry-Anne Karlsen at the Centre for Women's and Gender Research (SKOK) at UiB has been granted prestigious funding by the EU to do research on expert knowledge in asylum litigation.

Research grants
Scott Rettberg og Ingrid Halland

Millions granted to humanities research

Professor Scott Rettberg and associate professor Ingrid Halland receive 12 million each from the Research Council of Norway for projects at the intersection between technology and aesthetics.