About the Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine was initially established in August 1946. In January 2008 it merged with Faculty of Dentistry.
The two faculties came together as a result of a common wish to make dentistry a more integrated part of the overall concept of health in order to be able to offer a more interdisciplinary approach in education and research. In addition to medicine and dentistry, the faculty offers programs of professional studies in pharmacy and dental hygiene, a bachelor programme in and human nutrition as well as master degrees in health science, biomedicine and global health studies, among others.
The faculty covers a wide range of research fields. It is the host of two Norwegian Centers of Excellence (SFF): Centre of Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO) and the Centre of Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC), two K. G. Jebsens Centers on research on auto immune diseases and genom-directed therapy in cancer. The infrastructure of the faculty’s research is organized in a total of eight core facilities.
Faculty of Medicine has a total of about 1150 employees and 1900 students. With the inclusion of it’s more than 500 Ph.D.-candidates the faculty is one of the biggest contributors to the doctoral education at the University of Bergen.