Strategy 2019–2022
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.

Photo of researchers at Centre for Cancer Biomarkers
The Centre for Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO) is a centre of excellence that studies how cancer cells are affected by the micro environment in tumours, and the importance this has for the spread of cancer.
Ingvild Festervoll Melien

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We intend to achieve this:

by having strong academic disciplines within a broad range of academic fields. Our researchers will be able to ensure widespread publication of their findings in renowned channels and gain acknowledgement of their ideas in the largest international research programmes.

by cooperating internationally on research and education. We will make provisions to facilitate travel abroad for our doctoral candidates so that they can take advantage of research residencies and make use of the professor II scheme as an advisory function. The education programme will be linked tightly to our excellent research environments.

by making provisions for academic development within our areas of commitment and profiling them actively.

by clearly exercising strategic ownership in our ­research enterprises.

by establishing new work methods to organize and manage academic cooperation that better ­transcends the boundaries between disciplines and faculties.

by further developing the University library to ­become a library of excellence for research and learning, in collaboration with other leading universities in Norway and abroad. We will make provisions to ensure that the University museum’s collections are among the foremost in Europe.