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The University of Bergen (UiB) is Norway’s largest marine university, with research and education of a high international standard and several world leading research environments.

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Mikroplast

Norwegian researchers will find out if microplastics are dangerous for us

Nobody knows the effect of micro plastics on our body. Now, Norwegian researchers have joined the hunt for answers.

Marine reseach
Andreas Hejnol looking at sample

A new view of evolution

New discoveries from the University of Bergen can knock a hundred years old hypothesis on the evolution of the nervous system off its perch. The results are published in Nature.

Science
ROV

Exploring the deep ocean

From the 1300 m deep Norwegian fjords, the coral-associated grounds on the outer continental shelf, the Barents Sea, and to depths down to 3000 m along the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge. SponGES researchers has worked 24/7 to study very different deep-water sponge grounds.

Exciting progress in the SUSTAIN project
Drillsite at Surtsey

Looking at the deep biosphere through drill holes in a volcano

Our researcher Steffen Leth Jørgensen is one of the principle investigators of the SUSTAIN project and along with an international team of researchers he will exploit the opportunity to investigate the deep biosphere on the volcanic island Surtsey.

Marine Supercluster
Sara Daniels, Jarl Giske, Alice B. Aiken, Dalhousie University

Canada draws inspiration from Bergen supercluster

When Halifax, Canada aims to establish its own marine supercluster, it is Bergen they look to for inspiration.