Faculty of Medicine

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The Faculty of Medicine is one of 7 faculties at the University of Bergen, and has about 1900 students. The Faculty consists of 5 departments, which provide the foundations for its teaching and research activities.

The Faculty of Medicine offers courses and degrees at Bachelor's, Master's and PhD level

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Largest ever genetic study of age of puberty in girls shows links with weight gain

Genes can indirectly influence the age at which girls have their first period by accelerating weight gain in childhood, a known risk factor for early puberty, a study from the University of Bergen and University of Cambridge has found. Other genes can directly affect age of puberty, some with...

Marc Vaudel

UiB-researcher wants to find out how fetus's genes control pregnancy

Many women experience symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue, and abdominal pain in the first part of pregnancy. Ground-breaking research from UiB can provide new answers to how genes can trigger such symptoms.

Portrait photo of Bob Langer at the CCBIO symposium.

The 2024 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience awarded to Professor Robert S. Langer

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters June 12th announced the 2024 Kavli Prize Laureates in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. Among these are Robert S. Langer (USA), sharing the 2024 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience with Armand Paul Alivisatos (USA) and Chad A. Mirkin (USA).

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A step towards personalized diabetes treatment

Research at UiB and Haukeland gives insight into a particular form of diabetes that can be treated with alternative drugs.

Alberto Ascherio

5 quick questions about Epstein-Barr-virus and Multiple Sclerosis

Honorary Doctor Alberto Ascherio led the research that demonstrated a connection between the Epstein-Barr virus and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Here he answers five key questions about this topic.

Doctoral education

The aim of the research program at the Faculty of Medicine (the PhD degree) is to qualify the candidate for research activities and other work requiring a high level of scientific insight within the Faculty's research fields.

The Faculty of Medicine also administers the dr.philos. degree, which is an independent degree without supervision and organised research training. The two degrees are considered equal in status.

Read more about our doctoral education.