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Welcome to the Department of Physics and Technology (IFT)!
Our research activities span a broad spectrum of topics within physics and technology, including microelectronics, optics, space science, reservoir physics, nanoscience and process technology.

In addition to a bachelor's program and a doctoral education, IFT offers master's degrees in Reservoir and Geoenergy, Physics and Energy- and Process Technology

If you have questions about your studies or exams, please contact our student advisors.

Election to the IFT department board

IFT: Election of Board Members 2022

Representatives for Group B (temporary employees in teaching and reseach positions) and Group D (students) are to be elected for the period 2022 – 2023.


Groundbreaking research by IFT researchers ends up in Nature

The ASIM instrument aboard the International Space Station (ISS) – built by a team of, among others, several members of the Birkeland Center for Space Research (BCSS) / IFT – was the only instrument out of seven that detected the giant flare and recorded the main eruption phase of a magnetar without...


Creating a smarter ocean

The ocean industries have the potential to double their economic growth in the next ten years. Meanwhile, the health of the oceans is at stake. SFI Smart Ocean plan to create an ocean observation system which will sustainably ensure economic growth. 

Bodil Holst

"Funded at just the right time"

Had it not been for the Trond Mohn Foundation, Bodil Holst would have worked as a patent consultant in Munich. Thanks to a recruitment grant in 2007, however, she is now one of the most innovative researchers at the University of Bergen.

Porøse medier

A world of porous materials

Researchers demonstrate how we can make use of pores to solve some of the greatest challenges before us – such as the global climate crisis.

Research centres at IFT

Department of Physics and Technology has an extensive international collaboration including CERN and the European Space Agency (ESA). The department is also hosting a Centre of Excellence (SFF), is actively involved in two Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI), and is contributing to two Research centres for Environmental friendly Energy (FME).