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UiB scientists have found the lampshell’s ancient forefather, and discovered that the shells and bristles of the lampshells have a much older origin than priveously thought. The results are published in the scientific journal PNAS.
The Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) 2017 application deadline is coming up on March 1. Join us this summer for a cross-disciplinary research school exploring some of the most pressing challenges facing our world.
With support from the Research Council of Norway, the graphics company Vizrt and the University of Bergen are developing a world-leading tool for online video editing.
“Japan is a good match for the University of Bergen”, says Dean Nina Langeland at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry who recently headed a UiB delegation visiting several Japanese institutions.
Amund Måge has been appointed new marine director at the University of Bergen. One of his first tasks will be to include the entire university in its strategic marine research initiative.
The mobile phone has become the journalist's primary tool. New technologies are being integrated in the journalism and new media studies at the University of Bergen.
A Norwegian government committee looking at the sharing economy proposes that sharing platforms such as Uber, Airbnb and others should be subject to regulations and taxation.
One UiB researcher departs for Denmark, while five excellent European researchers come to UiB to conduct research. They have received Marie Curie fellowships from the European Union in collaboration with researchers at the University of Bergen.
Birgit Kopainsky is partner in a project about sustainability and resilience in European agriculture. The project recently received more than 4.8 million Euros from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
Enhanced commitment to excellence in research and better integration of the social sciences and humanities. These are among the recommendations made by eight Norwegian university rectors in the interim evaluation of the Horizon 2020 programme.
The sociologist Gisle Andersen wants the climate debate to be viewed more from a societal aspect. For this to happen, he believes the social sciences should get more actively involved in both research and the public debate.
Selfie journalist and social media influencer Yusuf Omar inspired the audience at the Mobile spotting in the media-conference in Bergen.
Dagny Faksvåg Haugen at the UiB has been given the great mission to coordinate an EU-funded international project, looking into palliative care for dying cancer patients in 7 countries worldwide.
– Art is the night watch of the world, the guard when times get tough, said Rector of the University of Bergen, Dag Rune Olsen, at the opening of the new Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design in the University Aula on Wednesday 4 January.
The renowned sociologist Kari E. Wærness has been awarded the Royal Norwegian Order of Saint Olav. She receives the order for her services to society.
A selection of the excellent research conducted at the University of Bergen in the past twelve months.
The Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities has been extremely successful with their EU applications. We asked centre director Matthias Kaiser to reveal the secret of their success.

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