A strong and varied R&D community boosts business

Bergen has a solid research and development community, with leading centres of expertise in important industries. Ocean industries are at the core of the region’s R&D efforts.

Marine research and marine industries are two of the most important focus areas of our time. The sea will be vital to resolve the major issues facing the world in terms of food, climate, health and energy.

The University of Bergen, the Institute of Marine Research and several leading marine groups are now joining forces to establish Havbyen Bergen, Ocean City Bergen. The aim is to create Europe’s strongest integrated cluster for ocean-related education, research and innovation. 

Research institutions 

Educational institutions 

Vibrant student environment

Over 30.000 students study in Bergen, at some of the best knowledge-based institutions in Norway. This includes the University of Bergen, the Norwegian School of Economics and the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.