University of Bergen

The University of Bergen (Universitetet i Bergen) is 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 more than 14,500 students. It is one of seven universities in Norway.


Home students (European citizens) do not pay fees to the university. Students are however required to be members of the student welfare organisation. As of Fall 2009, this fee (semesteravgift) is NOK 470 (approx. US$ 80) per semester, and provides access to several services, including cultural activities, childcare, refunds for many medical expenses and subsidized accommodation.


The University in Bergen currently is ranked as the 144th best university in the world, out of 9000 universities. In 2006, the University of Bergen appeared unranked on the THES - QS World University Rankings among the 201-520th best universities in Europe. In 2007, the university was ranked as the 225th best in Europe, in front of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the University of Tromsø, which ranked as the 301st and 292nd best respectively, but behind the University of Oslo, ranked as the 188th best university.On the 2009 THE–QS World University Rankings list, the University of Bergen was ranked inside the top 200 for the first time.

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 (AHKR)
* Department of Foreign Languages (Arabic, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, German and single courses in Chinese (IF) [1]
* Department of Linguistics, Literary and Aestethical studies (LLE)
* Department of Philosophy and First Semester Studies (see Examen philosophicum and Examen facultatum) (FOF)
* 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
* 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
* School Science Center

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

* Centre for International Health
* Dental University Hospital
* Department of Clinical Dentistry
* Department of Clinical Medicine
* Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care
* Department of Surgical Sciences
* Institute of Medicine
* Laboratory Animal Facility
* The Department of Biomedicine
* The Gade Institute

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

University of Bergen ranked 144th in the 2009 THES-QS World University Ranking
University of Bergen ranked 133th in the 2010 QS World University Ranking
University of Bergen ranked 121th in the 2011 QS World University Ranking

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