Strategy 2023–2030

Strategy for education

UiB shall educate Norway’s most attractive candidates. By 2022, a total of 85 per cent of the degree candidates will have a relevant job two years after they complete their education.

Photo of students at bioCEED
At bioCEED, students get practical experience from placement in research, business and administration already during their first semester. The centre applies new technology and untraditional methods to educate biologists of the future.
Eivind Senneset

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We intend to achieve this:

by offering research-based education, follow-up and guidance of high quality delivered by strong academic environments, and by taking responsibility on a national level for areas of education in which we possess high professional competence and outstanding academic prerequisites. We will establish additional centres of excellence in education and actively contribute towards seeing to it that as many students as possible complete their studies and acquire good learning outcomes. We wish to attract the most motivated students and to recruit particularly talented researchers early in their careers.

by ensuring good cohesion and progression between the bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees.
By 2022, the student segment completing the bachelor programmes will have increased. At the master’s degree level, the student segment will have increased to 80 per cent. We shall make provisions to ensure that doctoral dissertations can be completed in a standard period of time.

by creating learning arenas and work forms that promote good academic integration and that stimulate students to perform optimally. Our teachers shall always be committed to further developing their own teaching expertise, and shall quickly embrace and use suitable new teaching and assessment practices. Digital learning arenas shall be an important part of university-level and continuing education, and a part of our overall commitment to education. By 2022, at least 50 per cent of our teachers shall have participated in in-service training pertaining to university-level pedagogy.

by having widespread cooperation with the best educational institutions abroad. By 2022, at least 40 per cent of our degree candidates will have had an academic exchange experience as part of their degree programme. The number of visiting international students will have increased by 20 per cent.

by developing Bergen as a city of research and ­education in close cooperation with other research and training institutions in the city. We shall use our knowledge clusters actively to develop new educational programmes and forms of education, including those that transcend the educational ­institutions in Bergen and in Western Norway.