Daily Archives: Thursday April 30th, 2015

Draft for new UiB strategy

Per BakkeThe draft for the new UiB strategy valid for the years 2016-2022 has now been sent out for comments, and the issue will be handled by the university board during summer 2015. The institutes have been asked to provide input to the faculty, which will submit a joint input from MOF. The draft for the new strategy can be found  (in Norwegian) here You should set aside some time in order to review the document.

Some of you will say that this is not relevant for my day-to-day work, and my comment will not make a difference anyhow. This is wrong. The institutes, and the individual researcher, must increasingly provide his/her own funding, and we have to increasingly relate to society around us. Thus, the UiB strategy will, more than ever before, have an impact on our day-to-day situation. Your input will be given weight in K2’s input to MOF. MOF is one of five faculties at UiB.

I will therefore strongly encourage all of you to read through this draft and submit any input you may have to me already by Monday May 4 as the deadlines in this process are very tight.


Client operation on MAC

The IT-Department has offered client operations at MACs for a while. In the near future they will offer conversion to client operations with the IT-Department’s set up to those who have MACs at MOF. Read more about this set up here: https://it.uib.no/Mac (in Norwegian). Computers that are not part of the IT-Department’s client set up will be removed from UiB’s network, but they will still be able to obtain all resources via vpn: https://it.uib.no/en/VPN,_Virtual_private_network. User support will not be provided for these computers If there is any interest, the IT-Department will offer courses or information meeting before the converting begins.

If you wish to participate at such a course/meeting, please notify aud.utheim@uib.no.


Invitation to Bioinformatics Conference



This is a reminder of the one-day conference on
“Applied Bioinformatics in Diabetes and Obesity”.
Hosted by KG Jebsen Center for Diabetes Research.

We still have some seats available. If you wish to participate, please register as soon as possible (details below).

There is also an opportunity to listen to single talks without signing up for the conference package.

Time: Tuesday May 5th from 08.00-16.00
Place: Bikuben (new Helse Bergen conference facility next to Haukeland Hotel).

Information and detailed program can be found here.

The subsidized participation fee is kr. 500, and includes coffee breaks with refreshments and a light lunch. Pre-registration is mandatory for the conference package. Send an e-mail to: elin.horntvedt@uib.no


Please include name, position and affiliation.