Ocean - Life - Society

Photo showing the city of Bergen
Eivind Senneset

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A red thread runs from the skeletons in the Whale Room in the Natural History Collections of the Museum of Bergen, via Fridtjof Nansen’s trailblazing studies of nerve cells in the hag sh, and to the outstanding geobiological deep-sea research currently being conducted.

From Armauer Hansen’s discovery of the leprosy bacillus to the advanced research on cancer biomarkers, via ground-breaking research on the brain, to intervention studies on the health of mothers and children in Africa and Asia.

From the Bergen School in Meteorology to the modern Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research.

From Stein Rokkan’s world famous studies of political processes and con icts to inter-faculty cooperation in research on democracy and the state based on the rule of law.

From the emergence during the 1800s of unique collections, archives and dictionaries to today’s prize-winning studies of the Middle Ages and archaeolo- gical excavations.

A red thread runs through the academic environment that has evolved on the Nygård Heights, in the Haukeland area and at Årstadvollen, and what now comprises an international research university: Ocean, Life, Society.

We will build further on these traditions and continue to be an innovative uni- versity, where the boundaries between disciplines are crossed and knowledge frontiers are pushed forward on the path towards a sustainable, global society.