Daily Archives: Friday June 23rd, 2017


Per BakkeThis is the last K2Nytt editorial before the summer vacation and my last as head of the Department of Clinical Science. I will take the opportunity to express my gratitude to all of you. More than four years have passed since K2 was established, and a lot has happened these years. It has been ups and downs, but I have always felt a very strong support and kindness from every corner of K2.

With 320 employees coming from four different departments, it has for sure been conflicts of interests and different opinions of how to cope with various challenges. However, I have always felt that people have taken a strong interest in where to go, and have sincerely wanted a good solution. The occasions when some did not have it their way, the final solution has always been accepted.

There will soon be a call for the position as new head of K2. I hope that many will consider applying. It is a very rewarding job. It is a fantastic bunch of people at K2, be it the administrative, technical or scientific staff. I want the next head of K2 to be met with the same kindness as has been offered me. There are still many tasks to take on at K2.

Thanks a lot, all of you!


HSE corner: Empty the backup freezer in 1M before the holiday

Since we are now entering a period of absence from work and potentially warm weather, the backup freezer must be cleaned and emptied before going on holiday.

There are currently several (forgotten) samples in the freezer that are not on the list of content. We request that everyone take responsibility for a check of samples that have been left behind, and remind you that the use of the freezer must be agreed with Julie Stavnes.

Delivery of postal mails and parcels during the summer 2017

Due to the summer holiday, the Transport and Park Section (TPS) will deliver internal and external postal mails and parcels only once a week from Monday 26 June to Friday 11 August, and earlier in the day than usual.

Units that are closed during the summer, should report this to TPS as soon as possible.

Any questions can be addressed to the post manager Knut-Egil Larsen:

Tel. office: 55 58 20 71
Mobile: 905 04 899
E-mail: Knut-Egil.Larsen@uib.no

Read more here. (Link in Norwegian.)

Goods receipts in the Laboratory Building during the Cycling World Championships

The goods receipts in the Laboratory Building will be open as usual in week 38 during the UCI Road World Championships, but it will also be staffed with a person at night.

This week, BRING and the other major suppliers will mainly supply goods to HUS after 19:00 and at night.

Therefore, you should avoid ordering supplies for week 38, and instead increase your orders in the weeks before and after the World Championships.

Career day for PhD candidates | Thursday 5 October

Welcome to career day for all PhD candidates at the Faculty of Medicine! It will take place 5 October from 10:00 to 14:00 in auditorium 4, in the BB building at Haukeland. Some of our graduated PhD candidates and institutions from both public and private sector will come and hold presentations.

Detailed programme and information about registration will be sent later, but please save the date.

Parts of the programme might be held in Norwegian. You will get more information about that with the programme and registration mail.

Group leader training autumn 2017

Every semester, The University of Bergen organizes a course in pedagogy over three days for group leaders (colloquia leaders, seminar leaders) who will work on teaching assignments during the semester. The course is organized by the Program for University Pedagogy at the Department of Education at the Faculty of Psychology.

Please register by sending an e-mail to Kåre Helleve.

Read more here. (Link in Norwegian.)

Course in entrepreneurship in healthcare

The School of Health Innovation has now opened their second course – Entrepreneurship in healthcare – to applicants.

The school is an initiative from the University of Oslo, NTNU in Trondheim and Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Stockholm, and is developed in collaboration with Nansen Neuroscience Network (NNN). The course is also open to applicants from the University of Bergen.

This time the target group is those who have taken course 1 and other researchers with expertise in the field.

Deadline for application: 30 June.

Dementia Research Prize 2018

Nasjonalforeningen for folkehelsen wishes to stimulate research in the field of dementia, and therefore announce a dementia research prize, which will be awarded during a ceremony in Det Norske Teatret February 2018.

Proposals for candidates must be submitted before the deadline of 30 August 2017. A separate form (in Norwegian) must be used for this.

Read more here. (Link in Norwegian.)