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Knowledge that shapes society

The University of Bergen’s strategy for 2016–2022 ”Ocean, Life, Society” documents our values, our position and our role, and how our priorities are set for developing the University of Bergen in line with these.

Read the strategy here (PDF)

The University of Bergen has been, is now and shall continue to be an international research university in which all activity is based on academic freedom and curiosity-driven research.

Our mission is to contribute to society through our expertise acquired through excellent research, education, dissemination of knowledge and innovation.

The faculties and the University museum represent our most important knowledge arenas.

We shall profile the relevance of research and education. Controversy and dissemination of knowledge are a prerequisite for developing academia and a democratic society.