Daily Archives: Friday August 26th, 2022


Start of the semester – new possibilities

The start of the semester always seems filled with a special energy. The students seem particularly motivated this year. Hopefully your batteries are full after the summer vacation. Maybe this is the time to try out some new teaching techniques?

The first group of “Vestlandslege students” counting 200 students are now entering into clinical courses. MED3 and MED4 have been revised to handle increased student numbers and to improve teaching and learning. Change is never completely smooth, and I hope we will all work together to provide the best possible teaching and overall experience for the students. Then we may adjust the plans along the way.

K2 wishes to put together a working group to look into possibilities for developing postgraduate educational courses as a means of income to help turn the economy around. Please tell us if you have any good ideas!

The deadline for nominations to the Helse Vest Teaching Award 2022 is September 20th: : Kven er din kandidat til Utdanningsprisen i Helse Vest? – Helse Vest RHF (helse-vest.no) .

Mette Vesterhus
Head of Teaching

The Research Council Innovation Award

The Research Council’s Innovation Award is given to an individual, business or public entity that has achieved innovation through the strategic use of research. To be eligible, the candidate must have received Research Council funding.

For the award, we are always looking for candidates who are involved in moving boundaries for what is possible within a field. The winner receives honor and glory and half a million kroner. The money will be used for innovation activities.


Eitri Medical Datathon

Dear all,

We are hosting the Eitri Medical Datathon, September 16-19, 2022 and are looking forward to seeing many of you there!

The event will consist of two parts – the Datathon during the weekend and the Datathon conference on Monday September 19.

During the datathon, we will form teams of clinicians, data scientists and other enthusiasts. The teams together with mentors/experts from US, Singapore, France, and UK will solve health challenges using real world data and AI. It is an excellent opportunity to work with world leaders in the field!

The conference will bring together clinicians, data scientists, industry, policy makers, and other experts to talk about AI use in healthcare – opportunities and challenges.

For more information, please, check out the website https://www.eitrilab.no/datathon2022, or email us (torleif.lunde@uib.no or maija.slaidina@uib.no).

To participate in the datathon, sign up here: https://www.eitrilab.no/datathon2022

To participate in the conference, sign up here: https://www.eitrilab.no/events/datathon-conference

Hope to see many of you at the event!

Best wishes,