Fisheries, aquaculture and marine products currently account for 10 billion euros each year. By 2050, this number will have risen to 60 billion euros. Western Norway accounts for 56% of all Norwegian research and education in the marine sciences. The marine tradition at the University of Bergen (UiB) stretches back to the nineteenth century and the oceanographic research carried out at what was then called Bergen Museum, and which today is known as the University Museum of Bergen.
Today UiB is Norway’s largest marine university, with research and education of a high international standard and several world leading research environments. Bergen is the thirteenth largest marine research city in the world, if measured by scientific publications.
UiB is a partner in the Bergen marine research cluster, a collaboration between the major marine research environments along with partners from the marine industries. The cluster aims to create a collaboration that will increase the international impact of the research conducted in Bergen. The interdisciplinary approach of UiB and the marine cluster, coupled with state of the art marine technology and future-proof education, makes this the all-time largest commitment to research in Bergen.
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