The University of Bergen is a research university with a high international profile that is committed to academic and research excellence. It emphasises basic research, research-based teaching and the development of academic disciplines.
The university encourages an environment of freedom of speech and openness where men and women can engage in knowledge-based and critical reflection while contributing to the advancement of knowledge.
In addition research and
education in the traditional university disciplines, the academic
profile of the University of Bergen has two major focuses: marine
research and co-operation with developing countries: