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Follow UiB researchers on Instagram

Screenshot of the University of Bergen's Instagram account, where researchers from the university post images from their daily work.
STRIKE A POSE: Now you can follow researchers from the University of Bergen on Instagram.

The University of Bergen (UiB) opened an Instagram account, a photo sharing social media, last autumn. The idea is to show the variety of research conducted at UiB and will give an insight into the day to day activities of researchers. The images show some of our professors and assistant professors at work in the office, in the laboratory, on field trips.

Broad and comprehensive research

Our researchers are active world wide. So you will see pictures of archaeologists doing excavations at Blombos Cave in South Africa, where they are looking for answers to questions about what early humans can teach us about climate change today. Other archaeologists are closer to home, digging out Viking treasures in Northern Europe.

There is a space scientist from the Birkeland Centre for Space Science, which is a Norwegian Centre of Excellence (SFF) and whose head, Professor Nicolai Østgaard is the recipient of an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

Conservators at the University Museum of Bergen share the process of moving more than a million objects as part of the museum’s relocation process. On top of this, our Instagram account offers researchers from disciplines as far afield as geology, law studies, climate change, religion, botany, media studies and more.

Direct research dissemination

The images are shared and explained by the researchers themselves, hence our Instagram account is a snapshot of current research at UiB. It is an immediate and very visual way of communicating science, which connects research and the public directly. A good reason for sharing.