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Anja Hegen

Senior Adviser, mainly responsible for ERC, SFF and SFI
  • E-mailAnja.Hegen@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 97 39+47 464 69 416
  • Visitor Address
    Allegaten 55
    5020 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7800
    5020 BERGEN

I am part of the advisory team for externally financed projects at the Divison of Research Administration UiB. My main responsibilities are the Norwegian Center of Excellence scheme (SFF) and the European Research Council (ERC).

I coordinated the internal UiB process for RCNs SFF III call (stage 1), for SFF IV in 2015/16 and work in our divisions coordination team for SFF V. I worked as an administrative coordinator at SFF Birkeland Center for Space Sciences where I helped to organise the centre opening in March 2013 and took part in the day to day running of the center.

For ERC applicants the advisory team spreads information about calls, helps with proposal writing and organises  training events for Starting or Consolidator Grant proposers who are invited to an interview in Brussels. We also offer information documents on ERC interviews and organise regular proposal writing courses and information seminars. 

I act as a local contact point for other programs as well: FET open, LEIT Space, Teaming and Twinning and COST networks.

I also work with proposals from other areas like the MSCA program and collaborative projects (Research and Innovation Actions RIA).


Academic article
  • 2011. Efficient in vivo vascularization of tissue-engineering scaffolds. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. E52-E62.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2012. Funding your research from the European Framework Programs for Research and Innovation. 3 pages.
  • 2008. Co-culuture of endothelial cells and mesenchymal stem cells on 3D scaffolds.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Hegen, Anja.Funding your research from the European Framework Programs for Research and Innovation. I: Micro-acoustics in marine and medical research. Bergen: Kotopoulis 2012 ISBN 978-82-303-1945-1. s. 185-187

UiB Pundt, J., Kaap, S., Hegen, A. und Kohrs, K. (2007) Potenziale des Bildungsmarketings am Beispiel von Promotionsstudiengängen. Hochschulmanagement 4/2007

Hegen A, Blois A, Tiron CE, Hellesøy M, Micklem DR, Nör JE, Akslen LA, Lorens JB. (2010) Efficient in vivo vascularisation of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2010 Sep 23

Xing, Zhe; Xue, Ying; Ibrahim, Salah Osman; Yang, Z-Q; Hellem, Sølve; Tiron, Crina Elena; Hegen, Anja; Arvidson, Kristina Fyrberg; Lorens, James; Mustafa, Kamal. Co-culture of endothelial cells and mesenchymal stem cells on 3D scaffolds. 86th General Session & Exihibition of the IADR; 2008-07-02 - 2008-07-05

UiB Hegen, A., Koidl, S., Weindel, K., Marme, D., Augustin, H. G. and Fiedler, U. (2004). Expression of Angiopoietin-2 in endothelial cells is controlled by positive and negative regulatory promoter elements. Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol. 24, 1803-1809.

Fiedler, U., Scharpfenecker, M., Koidl, S., Hegen, A., Grunow, V., Schmidt, J. M., Kriz, W., Thurston, G. and Augustin, H. G. (2004). The Tie-2 ligand Angiopoietin-2 is stored in and rapidly released upon stimulation from endothelial cell Weibel-Palade bodies. Blood 103, 4150-4156


I studied Biology at Darmstadt University of Technology and hold a PhD in Biology from the University of Freiburg. I worked as a post doc at the Dept of Biomedicine at UiB. My areas of expertise are cell biology, angiogenesis and tissue engineering. I also supervised (MSc) students and technical personnell.

I am currently enrolled in an MBA program for higher education management (120 credit points) at the University of Oldenburg (Germany) besides my job  to increase my knowledge and understanding of higher education administration.

 I studied higher education marketing, conflict management, budgeting and financing, organisational theory and leadership, finance management and investment, higher education law, politics and economy, project management, research management and controlling. I also completed courses on e-learning and strategic management and gained insight in HR with a course in Diversity Management. My master thesis will be in the area of research management.

I participated in the ESMU-Humane winter school for senior university administrators in 2012 as the only Norwegian participant.

As a member of the annual conference organising committee at the European Association of Research Managers (EARMA) I am currently in charge of organising the Track on pre-award research strategies and policies together with my colleague Emmanuel Babatunde.

I was a Management Committee member for COST actions: TN 1301- Sci Generation to give European scientists better career chances and TD 1408 INTREPID on interdisciplinarity in Research Funding Cycles

In 2011, 2012 and 2016 I organised the track for research management at UiBs international staff week.

Since 2011 I was involved in several programs about acquisition of external funding for UiB (also at faculty level).

In 2009/2010 I helped to organise the first UiB training program for young research leaders.

I currently work with a pilot program for research administrators and managers of different career stages in Norway.