University of Bergen

October 5, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


The University of Bergen is a public
university located in Bergen, Norway. Although founded as late as 1946,
academic activity had taken place at Bergen Museum as far back as 1825. The
university today serves approximately 17,000 students, and is one of eight
universities in Norway. Tuition
The University of Bergen, in common with other Norwegian universities, does not
charge tuition fees, which also applies to international students. Students are
however required to be members of the student welfare organisation. As of Fall
2015, this fee is NOK 590 per semester, and provides access to several services,
including cultural activities, childcare, refunds for many medical
expenses and subsidized accommodation. 40kr of the fee is a donation to the
SAIH, a student charity, but this is optional. However most of the student
give the donation Rankings
In 2010 the university was ranked as number 135 worldwide by the Times Higher
Education World University Rankings, and 181st worldwide by the 2015/16 QS World
University Rankings. UiB was also ranked number 148 worldwide in the July 2010
Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. The URAP has ranked UiB
for 2014/2015 as the 219th worldwide. Organization
The University of Bergen has an elected rector, currently Dag Rune Olsen. The
university has six faculties; the University of Bergen Library and the
University Museum of Bergen have a faculty-like status.
=Faculty of Humanities=Centre for Medieval Studies
Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities
Centre for Women and Gender Research Department of Archeology, History,
Cultural Studies and Religion Department of Foreign Languages [1]
Department of Linguistics, Literary and Aesthetical studies
Department of Philosophy and First Semester Studies
The Grieg Academy – Department of Music The faculty revised its structure and
names in August 2007.=Faculty of Law=
The Faculty of Law was established as a separate faculty in 1980, with legal
studies and research having been conducted at the university since 1969.
The faculty is one of three Norwegian institutions which offer legal studies,
the other two being the law faculties at the University of Oslo and the
University of Tromsø. The faculty offers a five-year programme leading to a
Master’s degree in law and a three-year PhD programme, and currently has
approximately 1900 students.=Faculty of Mathematics and Natural
Sciences=Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research
Centre for Geobiology Centre for Pharmacy
CIPR – Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research
Department of Biology Espeland Marine Biological Station
Department of Chemistry Department of Earth Science
Department of Informatics Department of Mathematics
Department of Molecular Biology Department of Physics and Technology
Geophysical Institute Laboratory for Electron Microscopy
Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology
School Science Center=Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry=
Since January 2013 the faculty is organised in the following departments
and units: Department of Biomedicine
Department of Clinical Medicine Department of Clinical Science
Department of Clinical Dentistry Department of Global Public Health and
Primary Care Centre for International Health
Laboratory Animal Facility=Faculty of Psychology=
The University of Bergen is the only institution in the Nordic countries
where the study of psychology has been assigned to its own faculty. Established
in 1980, it educates psychologists and is responsible for the University’s
pedagogic education.=Faculty of Social Sciences=
Department of Administration and Organization Theory
Department of Comparative Politics Department of Economics
Department of Geography Department of Information Science and
Media Studies Department of Social Anthropology
Department of Sociology Centre for Development Studies
Centre for Gender Studies Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic
Studies People
=Faculty=Frank Aarebrot
Bruce Kapferer Gjert Kristoffersen
Else Øyen Mary Flanagan
=Alumni=Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen
Knut Olav Åmås Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi
Karl Ove Knausgård Erna Solberg
Tore Renberg Other notes
The University also has an Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
References External links
Official site All academic units
List over research groups Humanities IT centre
Wittgenstein Archives of Bergen – Ludwig Wittgenstein
Utrecht Network