The University of Bergen (Norwegian: 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 eight universities in Norway (the others being the University of Oslo, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the University of Tromsø, the University of Stavanger, the University of Agder, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and the University of Nordland).
The University of Bergen, in common with other Norwegian universities, does not charge tuition fees, which also applies to international students. Students are however required to be members of the student welfare organisation. As of Fall 2012, 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.
In 2010 the university was ranked as number 135 worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and 121st worldwide by the 2011 QS World University Rankings. UiB was also ranked number 148 worldwide in the July 2010 Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.
The University of Bergen has an elected rector, currently Sigmund Grønmo. In August 2013 he will be followed by Dag Rune Olsen. The university has six faculties; the University of Bergen Library and the University Museum of Bergen have a faculty-like status.
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) 
- Department of Linguistics, Literary and Aesthetical 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 at the University of Bergen, seen from Magnus Lagabøtes
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
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Coordinates: 60°23′17.11″N 5°19′22.34″E / 60.3880861°N 5.3228722°E