Bergen University College (Norwegian: Høgskolen i Bergen or HiB) is a Norwegian public institution of higher education, established in August 1994 by the merging of six former independent colleges in Bergen, Norway. The total number of students is about 7700, and there are 750 academic and administrative staff.
It provides professional education within health and social sciences, engineering, economic and administrative science, music and teaching. It offers education on bachelor and master level, continuing education, and on doctoral level.
Education and research at the college will cover knowledge needs of the community, and help contribute to the meetings both local and global challenges, among other climate, energy, welfare, poverty, education and demographic changes.
This constitutes the academic profile of the college:
- Technology, Economy and Innovation: Knowledge for EiT innovative society and business
- Energy Technology: Knowledge for sustainable production and efficient use of energy
- Information and communication technology education and research within these program development with emphasis on distributed ICT system and technical application of such system
- Fine Arts: Developing creative competence related to the form, content and presentation
- Education science: Exploring the meeting between education, science and professional practice
- Evidence-based practice: Eit basis for quality in education and professional practice
- Care Research: Knowledge for overview is acquired, medical care services, with particular emphasis on services for the elderly
- Community work: Knowledge for preventing and reversing negative social processes in communities in Samspel with members in the current environment