Our mission is to contribute to society through our expertise acquired through excellent research, education, dissemination of knowledge and innovation.
The faculties and the University museum represent our most important knowledge arenas.
We shall profile the relevance of research and education. Controversy and dissemination of knowledge are a prerequisite for developing academia and a democratic society.
The University of Bergen has been, is now and shall continue to be an international research university in which all activity is based on academic freedom and curiosity-driven research.
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We arrange a Welcome Programme each semester for all new international students. Throughout the Programme we will introduce you to different aspects of being a student in Bergen and Norway through practical information and entertaining lectures. This is also an excellent opportunity to meet other new students, as well as UiB staff members. You can also visit our International Centre or your own faculty information centre if you have any queries what so ever.
As a student at the University of Bergen automatically become a member of the Student Welfare Organisation (Sammen). You become a member when you pay the small semester fee (currently NOK 590), which is also required in order to register each semester.
All UiB international students have the benefit of guaranteed housing with the Student Welfare Organisation in Bergen (Sammen).
The University Library is a public research library at the University of Bergen which is organized directly under the university board and the university director. The main task of the library is to provide information and documentation services for research, teaching and dissemination at the University of Bergen.
Norwegian health policy aims to ensure that everyone, irrespective of their personal finances and where they live, has access to good health and care services of equal standard.
The university campus in Bergen is for the most part located in the city centre, which gives you a unique opportunity to make use of the city in between your studies.
The main task of the Student Welfare Organisation (Sammen) is to support your well-being during your time as a student in Bergen. Sammen exists to keep students safe, healthy, and cared for. You can relax and focus on your studies knowing Sammen has your needs covered!
My overall experience at my university is excellent. Lecturers are approachable and they train us to think out of the box. They train you well both theoretically and practically for laboratory work. We have a minor project and a major project in the second year of the course, which not only builds our skills in lab but also our presentation skills.
The University of Bergen has a rich student life with lots of events going on all of the time. The student milieu has by many people been described as awesome.
Bergen is a nice city with a good student life. It also has a strong economics community with some of Norways top professors. However, I found that the teaching was one-dimensional and there was a lack of emphasis on critical thinking and discussion in the economics courses.