The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry was established in January 2008 as a result of a merge between the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry. The two faculties came together as a result of a common wish to make dentistry a more integrated part of the overall concept of health in order to be able to offer a more interdisciplinary approach in the fields of education and research.
In addition to medicine and dentistry, the faculty offers programs of professional studies in pharmacy, dental hygiene and human nutrition as well as master degrees in health science, biomedicine and global health studies.
The faculty covers a wide range of research fields. It is also the host of two Norwegian Centers of Excellence (SFF): Centre of Cancer Biomarkers (CCBIO) and the Centre of Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC), four K. G. Jebsens Centers on research in diabetes, neuropsychiatric disorders, multiple sclerosis and brain tumors as well as one ERC-project (advanced grant) within diabetes and obesity research. The infrastructure of the faculty’s research is organized in a total of eight core facilities.
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has a total of about 1150 employees and 1900 students. With the inclusion of it’s more than 500 Ph.D.-candidates the faculty is one of the biggest contributors to the doctoral education at the University of Bergen.
[Photo credits: Haukeland University Hospital and Eyvind Senneset]