Bergen University College

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Coordinates: 60°23′04″N 5°19′59″E / 60.3845°N 5.3331°E / 60.3845; 5.3331

Bergen University College
Høgskolen i Bergen
Established 1994
Type University College
Rector Ole-Gunnar Søgnen
Admin. staff 750
Students 7300
Location Bergen, Norway

Bergen University College (Norwegian: Høgskolen i Bergen or HiB) is a Norwegian public institution of higher education, established in August 1994 by the merging of six former independent colleges in Bergen, Norway. The total number of students is about 7300, and there are 750 academic and administrative staff.[1]

It provides professional education within health and social sciences, engineering, economic and administrative science, music and teaching. It offers education on bachelor and master level, continuing education, and on doctoral level.


The college is organised in three faculties:[2]

  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering and Economics
  • Faculty of Health and Social Sciences


HiB emphasizes professional studies, but also offers postgraduate programs through the doctoral level in some fields, and currently has six research centers [2] to support its specialized postgraduate programs, providing opportunities for PhD research:

  • Center for Evidence Based Practice
  • Center for Arts, Culture, and Communication
  • Center of Innovation
  • Center for Care Research, West Norway
  • Center for Educational Research
  • Centre for New Media


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