History, Affiliations and Rankings
Bergen University, sometimes known as the University of Bergen, is a research-intensive state university in Bergen, Norway. It is Norway's second-oldest university, having been founded in 1946 by an act of parliament based on many previous scientific organisations dating back to 1825. It is one of Norway's four "established universities," with faculties and programmes in all of the typical subjects of a classical university, including medicine and law, which are generally reserved by law for established institutions. The university is affiliated with the European Union Association (EUA), Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), and the Coimbra Group. According to the QS World Rankings 2021, the university is ranked #194 and #201 as per Times Higher Education 2021.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The university campus in Bergen is mostly located in the city centre, providing you with a unique opportunity to explore the city in between classes. The majority of the university's campus and administration are located in the Nygrd neighbourhood, the campus is frequently referred to as Nygrdshyden or simply hyden, which means "the hill."The university comprises 7 faculties including the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Psychology, and Faculty of Social Sciences. The university has 3 main priority areas in Marine Research, Climate and Energy Transition, and Global Challenges. UiB will contribute to society in these areas through exceptional research, education, multidisciplinary collaboration, and knowledge and innovation dissemination. Tuition fees are not charged at the University of Bergen, as they are at other Norwegian universities, and this applies to overseas students as well. Students, on the other hand, are required to join the student welfare organisation.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Dag Rune Olsen (August 1, 2013–present) is the current elected rector of the University of Bergen. The Faculty of Fine Art, Music, and Design, which was created in 2017, is the newest of the university's seven faculties. The Bergen University Library and the Bergen University Museum have faculty status. In addition, the university is associated with notable people including Erna Solberg (Former Prime Minister of Norway), Knut Olav Amas (Director of the Fritt Ord), Monica Maeland (Former Chief Commissioner of Bergen).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
It is a medium-sized European institution with around 15,000 students and over 3400 employees. It is a city university with core parts of the campus located in Bergen's downtown area. The University of Bergen is a research and educational institution with seven faculties and 54 institutes and academic centres that cover a wide range of disciplines.