Category Archives: Seminars and conferences

Empowering Women in Research (free webinar)

At scientifyRESEARCH, we are on a mission to empower researchers with funding information and enable the best research funding decisions. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are hosting this webinar to discuss empowering women in research. We will talk about what we know best – research funding. Judy Mielke, Founder of scientifyRESEARCH, will share information about research funding dedicated to women.

This year, we are honored to have two guest speakers who have dedicated their time and attention to empowering women in research via Higher Education Resource Services-East Africa (HERS-EA), an educational non-profit organization incorporated in 2014 in Uganda and hosted at Makerere University Gender Mainstreaming Directorate. An affiliate of HERS Denver, Colorado, USA, HERS-EA advances women in East Africa (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda) using similar strategies to those of HERS. The goal of the HERS-EA is to raise the proportion of women in leadership and management positions especially in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in East Africa to at least 50%. During this webinar, you will learn about the research driven interventions they implement

NorDoc Summer School 2023

Antibiotic resistance is an acute threat of global dimensions. In 2019, 1.3 million people are estimated to have died as a result of infections caused by resistant bacteria. Yet, no new class of antibiotics has reached healthcare in nearly four decades. Today, we have reached the point where new drugs alone are no longer sufficient and the problem is so complex that collaboration is absolutely necessary.

NorDoc Summer School 2023 will focus on how we can handle one of the greatest challenges of our time. We will meet in Uppsala and Stockholm, the intersection of Swedish life science, to learn from and about the many interdisciplinary initiatives that have their hub here, several with branches across the world. Register now.

Leger Uten Grenser – Informasjonsmøte i Bergen

Leger Uten Grenser is pleased to invite you to our Information Meeting event, that will take place on:

13 March 2023 in Vaskerelven 8, 5014 Bergen (Kulturhuset)

Leger Uten Grenser/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)is looking for both medical and non-medical professionals who can provide life-saving relief where the needs are the highest. The organization is doing an information meeting about fieldwork in Bergen, this March 13.

Please register through the online form below for the event. The event will be in person.

Registration here:

For questions, please contact our office directly by email at the following address:

Info meeting in Bergen, 13th March

You will meet our project finance manager and field worker, Kaja Sviland, who has been in assignments with MSF, sharing her experience and giving you insights on how it is to work in the field for MSF.

Date: 13.03.2023

  • Time: 18.00 – 20.00
  • Place: Vaskerelven 8, 5014 Bergen (Kulturhuset)
  • Register: – free entrance . Please invite any of your friends/colleagues that may be interested to join Leger Uten Grenser

About Leger Uten Grenser:

Leger Uten Grenser is a neutral and independent medical aid organization that saves lives and relieves needs. MSF provides health care in war and conflict zones, deploys rapidly on the ground after natural disasters, and provides healthcare to people on the run. We help those who need it the most – no matter who, no matter what, no matter why.

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GDPR enforcement in practice and the road ahead – guest lecture

Five years in, the GDPR has raised the bar for data protection significantly.  What role will new regulation, such as the EU’s DSA and DMA, play. Tobias Judin, who is head of the international department at the Norwegian Data Protection Authority, will hold a guest lecture.

GDPR enforcement in practice and the road ahead – guest lecture | Research Group for European Law | UiB
Zoom 13.02.2023 – 12.30–14.00

Armauer Hansen 2023 Anniversary

2023 marks 150 years since the discovery of the leprosy bacillus. This landmark in the history of global health will be celebrated throughout the year, and on February 28 – the date of the first observation of the leprosy bacillus – we invite you to a commemoration in the University Aula.

The Armauer Hansen 2023 Anniversary | University Leadership | UiB
University Aula in Bergen 28.02.2023 – 11.00–13.00

Upcoming events at the International Centre

Tax seminar
Sign up and join us for an online information meeting regarding paying tax in Norway.
This is useful if you are moving to Norway, shifting between Norway and other working countries, or working from abroad. We will have this seminar 2 Fridays per month, from 11.00 to 11.30. The next seminar will be on February 10th. In the registration form you can choose which date you want to sign up to. Read more here.

Mobility seminar
Are you planning a research stay outside of Norway? Join our mobility seminar 16th February to learn about practicalities and necessary steps of planning a research stay abroad. You can register here.

Visit to The Norwegian archive for Queer History
The “Skeivt arkiv” is the Norwegian national archive for queer and LGBTQ+ history. Their key mission is to collect, document and communicate Norwegian and Scandinavian queer history. We will have a guided visit on February 22nd from 14.00 to 15.00. You can register here.

Introduction course
This course is step 2 of our introductory seminars for new international employees. The course will take place on March 29th from 12.30 to 15.30, in Zoom. You can register here.
Please complete step 1 (short e-learning course) before attending.

Tax return seminar
Every year we host a tax seminar for international employees to assist with understanding and filling the tax report in Norway. The seminar is held in English by tax lawyers. It will take place around march/April, we will confirm the date later. You can sign up here.

For new employees
• When you receive your Norwegian ID number, remember to send it to
This also applies when you receive your Norwegian bank account number.
• If you need to book an appointment with us, you can do it through our calendar.

Check your tax card
You can now check your tax card for 2023. If you do not make any changes, your tax deduction percentage will remain unchanged. You can contact the tax administration if you have questions regarding your tax card.
If you were on the PAYE scheme in 2022 and became a tax resident of Norway (you lived in Norway for 183 days), you will be transferred to the ordinary tax scheme this year.

If you have a temporary ID number (D-number) remember to apply for a new tax card this year. If you don’t apply for a tax card, you will get 50% taxes. Make sure you collect your annual statements for 2022 from UiB, bank, financial institutions, NAV or other applicable sources to check that your tax statement for 2022 is correct. You should receive these statements during the month of January or early February.

Event calendars
There are many interesting events, courses, and seminars at UiB throughout the semester. We suggest subscribing to the UiB main calendar and the International Centre calendar.

Global Health Challenges and Solutions

MatchPoints Conference, 11–13 May 2023
Aarhus University, Denmark

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown how quickly a disease can spread across the globe with devastating consequences for people’s health and the world’s economies. And it’s unlikely to be a one-off. Whilst some infectious diseases are being eradicated, new and unknown diseases are emerging – and many diseases that can be treated in countries with advanced healthcare systems are spreading in parts of the world less able to handle them.

UIB Opp 2.15 Preparing for your next Horizon Europe proposal

This course will provide a practical guide on how to build on past and current projects funded by the EU, navigate the vast Horizon Europe framework program, and build core concept of research proposals.

The European framework program Horizon Europe supports is the EU’s main funding programme for research and innovation. Running from 2021 to 2027 with a budget of 95.5 billion euros, it is the most extensive research funding programme globally. It supports a wide range of research and innovation activities, including primary and applied research, innovation projects, and networking activities, and provides funding and opportunities for researchers in all fields and at all career stages.

28.02.2023 – 09.00–11.30
FIA sine lokaler, Jekteviksbakken 31, 2. etg.
Hiwa Målen

Påmeldingsfrist: 21.02.2023 – 12.00

Påmeldingsskjema UiB Opp 2.15

Editor-in-chief of the Lancet Lancet Regional Health – Europe to share insight on how to get published and make an impact in society

On the 6th of March Pooja Jha, Editor-in-chief of the Lancet Regional Health –Europe, visits Alrek to meet researchers and students.

06.03.2023 – 09.00–10.30
Midgard Auditorium. Alrek Helseklyngen
Andrea Magugliani

Påmeldingsfrist: 01.03.2023 – 16.00


Bergen Summer Research School 2023

Kindly disseminate widely the Bergen Summer Research School 2023!

Please take a closer look and invite, re-post, tweet and share in your respective networks, and please like and share what is shared!

Your positions and networks are highly valued, and also, hopefully your network’s PhDs may benefit a lot from BSRS 2023.

The application deadline is 1st February 2023.

All courses are developing extremely nicely and I would warmly recommend them for our PhDs near and far!

I recommend Counting every child for PhD candidates in child health and related

I recommend Food and nutrtion security in childhood for PhD candidates in child nutrition and related

I recommend Responsive caregiving in Complex emergencies for PhD candidates in child psychology, pedagogics and related

Those interested in sustainability, democratic processes, school and eduction, check this out

And lastly migration: Please check this out

It is an excellent opportunity to gather people in Bergen!


CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium   

We are happy to invite you to the CCBIO Junior Scientist Symposium Thursday February 2, 2023, from 09:00-13:00, at B301, Sentralblokka, Haukeland University Hospital.

This seminar series is a perfect place to meet and interact with other young scientists. We anticipate lively and interesting discussion also this time. We are looking forward to the keynote lecture by CCBIO researcher Harsh Dongre, who will talk about how to make the jump of academic independence and establish your own research group. The program spans several exiting topics including small molecule drug discovery in prostate cancer, PDX models as preclinical tools for investigating myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), mitochondrial trafficking in the tumor microenvironment and the role of CEL in pancreatic disease. Join us for a perfect occasion for professional input and networking!

Please register within January 30th at 11.00 if you want the FREE LUNCH which is included. If you don’t need the lunch, you can also register later.

When: Thursday February 2, 2023, 09:00-13:00

Where: Auditorium B301, Sentralblokka, Haukeland University Hospital, 3rd floor.

Who: Mostly intended for PhD students and other young researchers, but open for all, and senior scientists are very welcome.

Registration: Use this link (also even if you have registered for CCBIO901 in Studentweb.) There is no charge.

General information: More information about the Junior Scientist Symposia can be found here.

ECTS: Part of CCBIO901, with 3 credits (participation in the program through 2 terms.) All are however welcome for non-ECTS drop-in on each individual symposium.

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Small Animal MRI Course

MIC is happy to announce a basic course in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of small animals, with the aim of giving the participants knowledge on the principles, the theory and practical use of MRI.

The theoretical part of the course will cover multimodal imaging and the theoretical aspects of MRI. The participants will get hands on practical training on the instruments in the practical part and learn about basic image analysis of MR images.

After the course, the participants should be able to understand how to plan and perform MRI experiments on small animals.

For more information, please see flyer