The Rectorate

Vice-rector for Innovation, Projects and Knowledge Clusters, Gottfried Greve

Professor Gottfried Greve was appointed as Vice-Rector for the period 2021-2025. Greve is vice-rector for innovation, interdisciplinary activities and large projects, with responsibility for following up the University's academic priority areas, innovation work, knowledge clusters, and research infrastructure.

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Phone: +47 55 97 52 75
Cell phone: +47 995 81 464
E-mail: Gottfried.Greve@uib.no
Visiting address: Mus├ęplass 1

Gottfried Greve has a cand. med. at the University of Bergen. He is a specialist in paediatrics and has been a professor of paediatrics since 2000. Greve has previously been research group leader, deputy director for teaching, and he was vice-dean for education at the Faculty of Medicine for one year. Greve was a co-founder of Hjertefondet ved UiB (the Heart Fund at UiB) and has been chairman of the fund's board. He was also the initiator and one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the Energy Centre for Children and Adolescents at Haukeland University Hospital. The centre is a research and clinical centre for physical activity in children and young people who need special accommodation. The centre works across disciplines, professions and institutions. From 1997-2021 he was section chief physician in the section for congenital heart diseases at the Department of Cardiology, Haukeland University Hospital. Greve still has an assisting position as chief physician in the same subject area.

Greve started his research with studies of how the heart changes structurally with reduced blood supply. He later worked on genetic changes that are important for the development of cardiomyopathies. Greve has worked at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital; both in Houston, at the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals and later at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. For several years, Greve has led the research group WestPaed Research, which mainly works with children and young people at risk for chronic health problems. In recent years, he has worked to improve the health services for children and young people with complex health problems through the project "Services across" where patients and relatives meet outpatiently by teams with complementary expertise.

Over the years, Gottfried Greve has participated in research collaborations with several research environments in Norway, the Nordic countries, England and the USA. He has supervised a large number of students in their work on master's theses and several doctoral candidates. He has published approximately 100 scientific articles, book chapters and media articles, and has participated in several report working groups, committees and boards.