University of Bergen

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Formation1946
HeadquartersBergen, Norway
TypePublic University
Norway's second most important university

The University of Bergen (Universitetet i Bergen) is a public university located in Bergen, Norway. The university today serves approximately 17,000 students, and is one of eight universities in Norway.

History

University Museum of Bergen

Although the university was founded as late as 1946, academic activity had taken place in Bergen since the founding of Bergen Cathedral School in 1153, the Seminarium Fredericianum in 1750 and the establishment of the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy in 1817. Academia and higher education would also be significantly advanced in the city with the establishment of Bergen Museum, later renamed University Museum of Bergen, in 1825. Founded by Wilhelm Frimann Christie and Jacob Neumann, the museum became a venue for both research and education specialized on natural science, and featured prominent researcher like Michael Sars, Daniel Cornelius Danielssen and Fridtjof Nansen.[1]

Bergen would eventually become a city with several arenas for higher education and research with the Geophysical Institute being established in 1917, the Chr. Michelsen Institute in 1930, the Norwegian School of Economics in 1936 and finally the university in 1946.[2]


 

Employee on Wikispooks

EmployeeAppointedEndDescription
Nils Udgaard19971997Associated with Russo-Soviet studies

 

Alumni on Wikispooks

PersonBornNationalitySummaryDescription
Trine Eilertsen1 May 1969NorwayEditorNorwegian journalist and editor who wrote about the "mythical gathering" after being criticised for attending the 2015 Bilderberg.
Erna Solberg24 February 1961NorwayPoliticianPrime Minister of Norway 2013 to 2021


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