Daily Archives: Friday March 7th, 2014

This week’s editorial

Eva Gerdts

With focus on education and research

The Solberg government is referring to knowledge as “the new oil” for Norway. Focus is on the university and college sector as the key to the knowledge society.  In January, the Minister of Education and Research, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, presented 7 main points for how the government will proceed in its examination of the issue. The University and college sector will have both its funding and structure reviewed, and a course of action will be presented in a Government report in 2015.  The government will also consider how changes in funding may strengthen both education and research, while also focusing on how scientific employees are looked after.  A central point that was highlighted was the need for developing a strategy in order to motivate researchers to apply for EU funding.  In addition, the government will look at recruitment, employment structure and career development.  It is great that we have these floodlights shining upon us!

However, does K2 or MOF have a strategy for input to this important process?  Here it is important to get involved.  You can read more via this link.


Message from the IT-department

On Tuesday March 11, the IT-department has to perfor necessary maintenance work on “fellesområdene” under the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.  Normally, this can be found under P: in Windows, but there could be different project-areas also contained under this with different letters.

Between 7 pm and 10 pm on Tuesday March 3, the system will be cut off for approximately one hour when the maintenance work is being performed.  Thus, it is recommended to log off the system before going home, and not do any work during this time period.  If the “fellesområder” do not work after 10 pm on March 11, a restart of the computer should fix this.

If there are any problems, please contact Brita at 555847000 (during work hours) or report an issue at https://bs.uib.no/ .  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

NFR-grants awarded Professor Rolf Kristian Berge

The Lipid group headed by project leader Rolf Kristian Berge has been awarded grants for two NFR-projects. One grant is awarded within the BIONAER programme where research on bioactive peptides are to be conducted, and another is awarded within the BIOTEK 2021 programme where research focuses on bioactive fatty acids.  K2 congratulates!

Request for participants to research project at UiB

Have you ever been treated, or viewed as, or felt, different on the basis of skin color/ethnicity/facial features?  Department of Education under the Faculty of Psychology are looking for participants to a research project which aims to understand how topics such as differential treatment, identity, belonging and exclusion is felt and communicated through personal stories.

Click on the link below to read more about this (In Norwegian)

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Network luncheon – Bergen Postgraduate School of Clinical Medical research

The Bergen Postgraduate School of Clinical Medical research invites all interested PhD-candidates to a network luncheon on Tuesday March 11 at 11:30 am in conference room 109f next to the auditoriums at the BB-building.  PhD-candidate Bent Aarli will present his project “Tidal-volume flow limitation: A new method for evaluating pulmonary function in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease” and PhD-candidate Vivian Lohmann Veum will present her project “A 12 weeks randomized trial of modest restricted very-high-fat diet and an isocaloric low-fat diet.”  After this a free lunch will be served.  Sign up for the network luncheon by sending an e-mail to Hildur.skuladottir@gmail.com