The university of Bergen is a research-intensive academic institution that promotes cutting-edge research in a number of disciplines. Cooperation across disciplines is emphasised. Our students and scientists contribute with knowledge and new insights to meet complex challenges that shape our society


Strategy 2016–2022

Priority areas

The University of Bergen has three strategic areas: Marine research, Climate and energy transitions and Global challenges. Within these areas, UiB will contribute to society with excellent research, education, interdisciplinary cooperation and dissemination of knowledge and innovation.
Research infrastructure

Research Infrastructure

The University of Bergen counts with advanced, state-of-the-art research equipment, laboratories, databases, collections, research vessels as well as large-scale research infrastructures. Many of these are National and European Research infrastructures available to all relevant user groups.

Research Strategy
Photo of researchers at Centre for Cancer Biomarkers


UiB shall develop additional leading research environments. By 2022, all our faculties will have world-class academic environments and additional disciplines of high international standard.

Hypochondriacs and cognitive therapy.

Cognitive therapy has lasting effect on hypochondriacs

Even only few hours with cognitive behavioural therapy has very good effect on persons with hypochondria 10 years after treatment.

Marine microorganisms in a a watertank at the Sars Centre at the University of Bergen.

Ocean science in the age of Covid-19

How can the ocean provide knowledge and research for the medicine and food of the future? The Covid-19 pandemic has shown the world community that biodiversity is key to securing solutions for the future and how dependent we are of the secrets of the ocean.