Research Excellence

Meet the European Research Council (ERC): Frontier Research in Norway

Join us for an exclusive event dedicated to excellent research!

Universitetsmuseet i Bergen
Welcome to this international event at the University Aula in Bergen.
Charlotte Eide, UiB

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The University of Bergen (UiB) is proud to welcome the President and Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC) to Bergen. 

We extend an open invitation to the entire research community to participate in this open event in the University Aula, where you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Explore the significant role of excellent research in Norway and Europe through a panel dialogue featuring the ERC President, the President of the Norwegian Research Council and UiB’s Rector.  

  • Gain insight into the ERC’s perspectives, including trends, future developments, and the principles guiding the work of the ERC Vice-Presidents, across different research domains.  

  • Hear firsthand from ERC-funded researchers about their pioneering accomplishments and get invaluable insights into their journeys.  Learn how ERC grants can elevate your career and research with substantial funding opportunities for different career stages. 

You are welcome to engage with ERC representatives, speakers and colleagues in plenary sessions and in the networking breaks.  

This event is organised in collaboration with The Research Council of Norway.

Programme Wednesday, 26th June

TimeActivities and speakers
09:45Coffee and tea 

Welcome speeches
Margareth Hagen, Rector, University of Bergen
Eystein Jansen, Vice-President, ERC and Professor, University of Bergen


The role of excellent research in Norway and Europe - panel debate
Maria Leptin, President, European Research Council
Mari Sundli Tveit, President, The Research Council of Norway
Margareth Hagen, Rector, University of Bergen

Moderator: Torsten Persson, ERC Scientific Council member


The ERC's perspectives on trends and developments in international research 
The ERC's three Vice-Presidents give short statements from their research domains
Gerd Gigerenzer - Vice-President for Social Sciences and Humanities
Eystein Jansen - Vice-President for Physical sciences and Engineering 
Jesper Svejstrup - Vice-President for Life Sciences


Frontier research in Norway
ERC grantees from Norway present their ERC projects and how running an ERC funded project has influenced their careers.

Speakers TBA


Networking Lunch

13:45End of event


Practical information

Please register here, for online and physical attendence.

It will also be possible to follow the event online (link will be provided here).