The first Staff Mobility Week at UiB we named Bergen International Week, the following year it was changed to Staff Mobility Week.
The first staff week we offered in Bergen, BiW, was held in June 2010. BIW had 54 participants from 15 different countries. On the first evening of BIW, we had a guided tour of Bergen before everybody went up to Mount Fløien for BBQ.
The concept of BIW was to contribute to international exchange of experience and networking for both participants as well as UiB's own administrative staff. We wanted to increase the knowledge of our guests of the university and the city- within a social and positive framework. This should be a contribution to continued good recruitment of both students and researchers to UiB from abroad.
The first staff week we offered in Bergen had two groups:
Welcome by the Library Director Structure, strategy and challenges for the University library
BORA – our institutional repository
Information Literacy Education
Department of Special Collections
Tour of The Picture collection
Digitalisation of UB
Tour of the Manuscripts and Rare Book Collection
Research Documentation at University of Bergen
Bibliometrics – quantitative analyses of scientific publishing
Gender statistics at The University of Bergen
Welcome and introduction to the group
Tour and info of the welfare organisation
Presentation of the student democracy/politics
Tour of the student house
The Bologna process
Visit at the faculty
-Running an international office
-Reception of International students
-Recruitment- how to get “the best&brightest?”
-The LLP Erasmus programme