General Description

The University of Bergen (UiB), is a young, modern university with about 14 500 students and 3,200 faculty and staff, making it a medium sized European University ( Six faculties cover most of the traditional university disciplines. Within the faculties are included 60 different specialized departments, multi-disciplinary research centers and institutes. The University is engaged in the European Union’s Framework programmes for research, technological development and innovation and has been designated as a European Research Infrastructure and a Research Training Site in several scientific fields. UiB also hosts four National Centers of Excellence awarded by the Research Council of Norway. In 2014, the Research Council of Norway awarded funds to UiB for the development of infrastructures that include Health Registries for Research, Remotely Operated Vehicles for Deep Marine Research, Earth Surface Sediment Laboratory and the Norwegian Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Platform. The Faculty of Psychology, offering a professional study program for psychologists, is responsible for the pedagogical training of the University of Bergen’s own staff, contributes towards the pedagogical aspects of teacher training and offers academic degrees within a wide range of studies. The faculty’s main focus areas in research are connected with health, education, development-related research and basic research in its widest sense.

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