Daily Archives: Friday April 19th, 2024

The Crown Prince Rides Again

The eternal crown prince or deputy is a figure who often finds themselves in the shadow of the leader and thrives there, yet still plays a hopefully important role in the organization. If we believe the descriptions online, the crown princes’ perpetual presence in this position can be both a blessing and a curse. What it has been for me, others will judge, but now I will from May 1st lead you safely through spring and summer until a new institute leader is in place, hopefully by September 1st.

In the meantime, there is much exciting happening. First up is the K2 seminar on April 30th. There we will thank Pål for the great effort he has made for K2 over 6 years. Never have K2 researchers brought in more BOA funds than in the last years under Pål’s leadership. In addition, there will be presentations about artificial intelligence, gene studies, and what the new KG Jebsen Center lead by Gjertsen and Chera will be dealing with. There will be talks about the work environment and chemical handling, Vestlandslegen and our jubilants will be marked. As always, there will be good food and time to mingle with colleagues. In May and June, there will be a Faculty lunch and Institute Council, exams including OSCE, so stay tuned.

As always, there are application opportunities. The Trond Mohn Center for Women’s Research is announcing grants, there is a call for sketches for a new round of Norwegian Center of Excellence plus much more, detailed in K2 news.


UiB Opp 2.18 Practical Use of AI in Research and Administration

Do you want to explore and leverage the opportunities that AI offers in your daily work? The course focuses on providing a thorough introduction to AI, giving you an overview of its development and the ethical issues that accompany it. This course is tailored for both researchers and technical administrative personnel.

Where: Bjørn Christiansens hus (Christiesgt. 12) Sem.rom. 110
When: 13.05.2024 – 09.00–11.30
Registration deadline: 06.05.2024 – 12.00
The course is conducted in English


Feedback opportunity for Horizon Europe work programme 2025

This is an opportunity to provide input for the development of the Horizon Europe ‘main’ work programme 2025. Responses submitted through the survey will contribute to the co-design of the work programme 2025, covering all 6 clusters, research infrastructures, European innovation ecosystems, the 5 EU Missions and the New European Bauhaus facility.

The feedback opportunity is open for 3 weeks from 15 April and closes on 6 May 2024 midday, CET.

The feedback is being collected at the level of the ‘Destinations’ or Missions. To structure the input, the Commission services have provided an orientation document for each Destination and Mission, outlining the impacts and outcomes expected from the actions to be funded in 2025.

  • Expected outcomes explain what a group of successful projects should achieve overall in the medium term, and on the way to the longer-term

If you are interested in providing feedback for multiple Destinations and/or Missions, please fill in a separate questionnaire for each one.

Who should provide feedback? Everybody with insight and knowledge on the specific topics, independent of career level.


From breakthrough technologies to game changing innovation – EIC opportunities

Where: Digital and The Research Council of Norway, Drammensveien 288, Lysaker
Target group: Researchers, companies, TTO, research leaders, research and innovation administrators, EU advisors and innovation advisors
Registration deadline: May 6 at 23:00
Digital: Live streaming
When: 7 May 08:30–12:00

The EIC is Europe’s leading innovation program to identify, develop, and scale up breakthrough technologies and ground-breaking innovations. The EIC wants your breakthrough technology to reach the market and has tools ranging from research, through commercialization, to scaling. Few Norwegian researchers and companies apply for the EIC.


Open Day at UiB Ferd

Office Relocation and Open Day. We are excited to announce that with the arrival of spring, we are transitioning to our new offices at Langesgate 1-3. Starting from Tuesday 23.04.2024 you can find us at the vibrant heart of the campus, conveniently located right beside the museum. UiB Ferd have open day from 10:00-12:00 and serve coffee/tea and Bergens skillingsbolle. Hope to see you there?

23.04.2024 – 10.00–12.00

Langesgate 3

Disputation – Alexander Vietheer | May 3rd 2024

Trial lecture: May 3, 2024, at 10:15 AM

Location: Auditorium, Glasblokkene 2, block 8 Topic: “Human fetal growth restriction: pathophysiology, consequences, and treatment in high and low-income countries”

Photo/Illustration: Nina Vietheer

Public Defense: May 3, 2024, at 12:15 PM

Location: Auditorium, Glasblokkene 2, block 8 Thesis Title: “Human Embryonic Development: Effects of Physical Activity and Sleep in Physiological Pregnancies”

1. Opponent: Professor Kaarin Mäkikallio, Turku University Hospital, Finland
2. Opponent: PhD Vasilis Sitras, Oslo University Hospital
3. Committee member: Professor Sven Gudmund Hinderaker, University of Bergen

The defense will be chaired by Professor Nils-Halvdan Morken.

Open to all interested parties

Press Release (Only Norwegian)