Tag Archives: 03/2015

Both UiB centrally and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (MOF) have a strong focus on the use of digital methods in teaching

Eva GerdtsBoth UiB centrally and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (MOF) have a strong focus on the use of digital methods in teaching. We are going to implement e-learning methods and digital exams.  At K2’s Exam and Teaching Seminar autumn 2014 the production of video segments and digital lectures was discussed.  Subsequent to the seminar, many of us have discovered that our MOF work place is equipped with PC’s without camera, microphone or loudspeakers.  In order to improve on this, MOF has now equipped the guidance office in Armauer Hansen’s Hus with a suitable PC containing the software Teachsmith/Camtasia Relay which may be used for screen recordings.  This is available for all lecturers.  Please contact Eirik Dalheim at MOF if you wish to use the equipment to make files for your teaching.

UiB has, together with UiO and UiA, decided to obtain the exam system “Inspera Assessment”, which will be used to carry out digital exams. In addition to traditional essay writing, this system also supports multiple choice and other types of questions.  The program may also be used for automatic grading of such questions.  At the program council seminar in February, digital exams will be one of the topics discussed, and courses will be offered lecturers in charge of courses who wish to implement digital exams.  If you are responsible for a course and wish to implement digital exams in spring 2015, please notify your contact person in the Academic Administration by 20.01.15.



Information meeting on organization development project

The purpose of the organization development project at UiB is to develop the central administrative services so that they in the best possible  way support the university’s tasks within research, teaching and dissemination.

 All employees are hereby invited to an information meeting about the first reports from the work groups in the organization development project.

The meeting will take place in Egget at Studentsenteret on Monday January 26 at 13.00 – 16.00.

At the meeting the leaders of the six first sub-projects will present the work groups’ recommendations, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

A more detailed program will be uploaded to the project website prior to the meeting.

 We will serve a simple lunch at the entrance to the auditorium.  Thus, we kindly ask employees who wish to participate to register by January 22. 

Use this link to sign up.

Information about the project and the work group reports can be found at the project website:






Open breakfast meeting February 4 – Clinical Studies and Cancer Treatment Trials

Oslo Cancer Cluster and LMI hereby invite anyone interested to an open breakfast meeting in a political meeting series.

The meeting series focuses on how Norway will ensure that its cancer patients are treated at the best possible international level – today and in the future.

For more information (in Norwegian)


Guest lecture – Professor Hilde Nilsen

Professor Hilde NilsenProfessor Hilde Nilsen from the University of Oslo is presenting a guest lecture at the department. The lecture is entitled “Causes and consequences – the role of base excision repair in aging and age-related diseases”. Time and place: Wednesday January 21, at 13:00 in the seminar room, 9th floor, Laboratory building. Everyone is welcome to attend.
For more information

Public defence week 4

SalminenPirjo-Riitta Salminen
will have her public defence on Friday January 23, 2015
Trial lecture: Friday January 23, 2015, 11.30
Topic: ” Translating the cardiac conditioning paradigm from animal models to patient care”
Place: Stort Auditorium, Haukeland Univeritetssykehus

Public defence: Friday January 23, 2015, 13.30
Place: Stort Auditorium, Haukeland Universitetssykehus
Title of dissertation: ” Myocardial protection and antiapoptotic intervention at reperfusion. Experimental studies in translational porcine models of myocardial ischemia and reperfusion”
1st opponent Professor Gary F. Baxter, Cardiff University, U.K.
2nd opponent Professor Kristian Bartnes, Norges arktiske universitet, Tromsø

Press release (in Norwegian)