Owners and Partners
The University of Bergen (40%)
The University of Bergen is a young, middle-sized European university, with 14 500 students and about 3 200 employees. The University of Bergen covers the majority of disciplines, organized in six faculties and 60 institutes and professional centers. UiB is a part of a global network of research institutions and universities, and holds an international profile.
Bergen Hospital Trust (40%)
Bergen Hospital Trust is a merger of previous independent institutions in the Bergen region. Haukeland University Hospital is the largest, and is one of the most specialized hospitals in the Nordic countries, with several competence centers and special functions both on national and regional level. In addition to patient treatment, the research activity is extensive. Bergen Hospital Trust is owned by the regional trust Western Norway Regional Health Authority.
The Institute of Marine Research is the largest marine research institution in Norway, providing professional consulting to authorities, industry and society. IMR conducts research on marine resources, marine environment, coastal zone and aquaculture, with the primarily focus on the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea, the North Sea and the Norwegian coastal zone. IMR provides collaboration between research and administration and is owned by the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs.
Bergen University College
Bergen University College offers a wide range of vocational studies within the fields of economy and administration, technical subjects, teacher education and health and social science. Bergen University College has about 6 000 students and 600 employees placed in three faculties; Faculty of Engineering, Health and Social Sciences and Education. The college aims to be the most important vocational college in Western Norway.
Christian Michelsen Research
CMR is a research organization with focus on technological research and innovation. The company was established in 1930, as the first independent research institution in Northern Europe. CMR comprise four business areas: Prototech AS, Gexcon AS, CMR Computing and CMR Instrumentation. CMR conduct research on industrial development and is placed in the intersection between research and industry. CMR is owned by UiB (50 %), Uni Research (35 %), Statoil (5%), Sparebanken Vest (5 %) and CGG Veritas (5 %).
Uni Research was established in 2003, and conducts research within all the academic fields of the university. The research is normally conducted in close collaboration with the academic environment of UiB, but do also carry out assignments for public and private principals. Uni Research is owned by UiB (85 %) and the Foundation for University Research in Bergen (15 %).
The National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES) is a research institute affiliated to the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs. Research at the institute is performed through four programmes: Seafood and Health, Seafood Safety, Aquaculture Nutrition and Surveillance. The institute gives advice to government, food authorities and the aquaculture- and fishery industries concerning health and safety of seafood, and operates independently of the industry.
Nofima Ingrediens is one of the business areas of the research group Nofima, established in 2008. Nofima aims to be a driving force behind the development of Norwegian food production. Nofima Ingrediens supplies research, analytical services and pilot production to ingredient, feed, food and pharmaceutical industries.