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Department of Information Science and Media Studies

Studenter Media City Bergen

The Department of Information Science and Media Studies is the result of a merger between the two former entities – The Department of Information Science and The Department of Media Studies. The two disciplines joined forces in 2004 against a technological backdrop where convergence within various media and communication forms called for increasingly interdisciplinary research. Core research efforts at the Department includes the study of information and communication technologies, their social and historical developments, their institutional contexts, their contents and their use(r)s. The department runs a number of research and innovation projects, and both the education and the research is closely linked to an active and internationally oriented research environments.

We are located in Fosswinckelsgate 6. and in The Norwegian Media Cluster at Media City Bergen.

Centre for Research-Based Innovation (SFI)
Klyngesatsing blir viktig for fremtidig samarbeid mellom næringsliv og akademia.

MediaFutures: Research Centre for Responsible Media Technology & Innovation

Researchers, media and technology companies in Media City Bergen will establish a centre for developing responsible media technology for the future. The University of Bergen (UiB) and partners from research and industry have now been granted status as Centre for Research-Based Innovation (SFI) .

MediaFutures
MediaFutures

Seven new positions at MediaFutures

Activities at MediaFutures are increasing and the center has just announced seven new positions. The positions in questions are all recruitement positions within media studies and information science.

News
New Research Project about Covid-19, climate change and media use

New research project about Covid-19, climate change and media use

Researchers from The University of Bergen have received funding for the project “Media Use in Crisis Situations: Resolving Information Paradoxes, Comparing Climate Change and the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

New book
Silicom Valley og marken over mediene

New book about tech giants and news consumption

Nordicom is out with a new book. “Silicon Valley och makten över medierna” is written by Carl-Gustav Linden where he deals with the tech giants’ power over our news consumption.

Award
Award winners

AI students win best paper award

Infomedia master students presented report on the limitations of the state-of-the-art in bias mitigation. Their project report was awarded the best paper award at Norwegian Informatics Conference.