Tag Archives: 18/2014

The 18th Broegelmann Lecture

BrøgelmannProfessor Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren will hold the 18th Broegelmann Lecture with the title «Insights on the molecular specificity and biological function of NK cells». The lecture will be held on Friday May 16, 13:00-14:00, in the Main Auditorium (Store Auditorium), Haukeland University Hospital.
For more information

Financial status at K2

Per BakkeFor the most part of last year, the financial situation at K2 was a recurring topic in this column and at various meetings. The general tone was that there was a large deficit. As late as November last year, I presented a prognosis which showed that by 2017 we would accumulate a total deficit of kr 18 million, even if we phase out all current positions where natural retirement will occur. After meetings with the Dean’s office we received a permanent compensation for part of our salary expenses.

This, in addition to us cutting expenses to the bone, has resulted in K2 achieving financial balance by March this year. The salary expenses reveal an underutilization of 0.5 million NOK in relation to the budget, which is caused by leave of absences and sick leaves. The prognosis thus predicts that the financial situation at K2 will be in balance this year.

The final deficit last year turned out to be kr 3.1 million. We are in dialogue with the faculty regarding a back-payment plan for this. Even though the situation remains tight, we are about to acquire control of the financial situation. The next goalwill be a situation where the institute has room for financial maneuvering. I will return with more information about this.


Bergen City Marathon

Three teams from K2 participated in the relay of Bergen City Marathon.

LøpskehormonerThe Hormone Laboratory competed with the team Løpske Hormoner (Runaway Hormones) in the class Relay Mixed Teams, and finished at 65th place with time 1:42:34.



stafettlag-damer-ernaeringThe nutrition students participated with two teams in the Relay Women Teams, and they finished at 3rd and 8th place. For more information (in Norwegian).


We congratulate everyone from K2 who participated in BCM!

Alumni Days May 9-10 2014


University of Bergen invites for the first time to Alumni Days Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of May. It will be an eventful weekend with academic replenishment, happy reunion and social activities at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and the entire University. For more information (in Norwegian).

NB! New registration deadline is Sunday May 4th. Employees have a different registration form. The program is available here (in Norwegian).

Seminar – Perspectives in Translational Medicine

Wednesday next week there will be a new seminar in the common seminar series for K1 and K2.

Title: “Searching for novel diabetes treatment modalities with stem cell technology and systems biology”
BFS Career Grant Recipient 2013: Helge Ræder
Time and place: Wednesdag May 7, 14.15-15.00, Store Auditorium, Central Building.
Chair: Eystein Husebye