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


Research Strategy


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.

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.
World-class knowledge clusters

Knowledge Clusters

The establishment of knowledge clusters is one of several working methods by which UiB will reach its goal to develop outstanding research and education environments of excellence.

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.

Research support services at UiB

Research support services

The UiB offers knowledge and advise to researchers, faculties and departments administrations throught the entire life cycle of externally funded research projects


New ocean research initiative in China

The University of Bergen has entered into an expansive collaboration in marine research with the Ocean University of China in Qingdao.

Successful SpaceX-launch

Technology from UiB safely attached to the ISS

The ASIM payload, built and designed partly at the University of Bergen, safely reached the International Space Station the 4th of April.

Astonishing discoveries

Shines new light on human evolution

Groundbreaking research puts human evolution in a new perspective as significant archaeological findings reveals sign of modern human behavior 300 000 years ago.

Bergen Research Foundation Starting Grants 2017

Millions to recruitment of excellent researchers at UiB

Three applicants have been granted the BFS Starting Grants 2017. In total, the projects, that covers the middle age, mathematics and the beginning of the universe, get more than 50 million NOK.


– A proud day

UiB's new Centre of Excellence is officially open.