The new K2-strategy for 2016-18 is under development. The strategy plan is based on the suggestions brought forward at the K2 strategy seminar in January. At the seminar the leaders of the research groups and the platforms, as well as the members of the institute council participated. Afterwards, the department management has developed the plan further. The architect behind the plan is Vidar Steen. The plan is divided into sections on research, teaching, recruitment, infrastructure and competence, as well as HSE. Vidar has argued that the various aims in the strategy plan should be Specific, Measurable, Ambitious, Realistic and Time specific (SMART). The plan covers slightly more than one-1- page. This is so short that we will hopefully remember it and make use of it.
The strategy plan attached to this editorial is the current version of the plan. It should be stressed that it is not final. I want everybody, you included, to read it and comment on it. All comments are welcomed. Send you comments to Irene within Friday, March 4th. The department management will then revise the plan and discuss it with the extended management team of the department. The final version of the plan will be approved by the Institute Council.
In the last issue of News from SiU there is an article about the research project at K2 on the Leishmania parasite, which is a collaboration between Norway and Brazil. See here.
From 26 February 2016 the elevators into the 5th floor will be closed from 4 pm to 8 am.
Access by I.D. card only.
The Research Council of Norway has received information on a research prize. See attachment.
The Research Council of Norway
Tlf: 22 03 70 93
As you known, UiB has signed an agreement with UNESCO about a UNESCO Chair at the University of Bergen, which will be organizationally affiliatied with the Centre for the Studies of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) at the Faculty of Humanities. Only permanent employees are eligible to apply, and the position is therefore advertised internally.
See SVT’s website using this link.
Section Manager HR and Service
Faculty of Humanities
University of Bergen
Tel: (+47) 55 58 80 95
In the series “The Major Societal Challenges” UiB and Bergens Tidende take a look at what the refugee crisis means for the Norwegian health care system. This topic will be discussed on an open meeting Saturday 5 March at 3 pm in the University Aula. Continue reading
We wish to invite you all to the next K1/K2 Seminar in 2016!
Title: “Novel Concepts in Diagnosis and Therapy of Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD)”
Held by: Hans-Peter Marti, Prof., Renal Research Group, K1.
When: Wednesday, 2nd March, 14.15-15.00
Where: Main Auditorium, 3rd floor, Sentralblokken.
Pizza will be served before the seminar, from 14:05-14.15
See attachment for abstract.