bioCEED news

Merit system for teaching at UNIS!

From 2018 UNIS will be a part of the same merit system for teaching as for the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bergen. This was announced by the director Harald Ellingsen during this year’s Learning Forum at UNIS in October.

SFUs spearheading active learning and digitalization in higher education

On November 23rd-24th, the Norwegian Agency for Digital Learning in Higher Education (Norgesuniversitetet) and the University of Bergen hosted the National conference: Digitalization in higher education. The conference included topics related to the digitalization of teaching, assessment and dissemination, digital tools as support for student-active learning methods and employment relevance in the study programs.

Check out NOKUT’s podcast!

NOKUT (the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) has recently started its own podcast-channel “NOKUT-Podden” designed for teachers and educational experts.

bioCEEDSters – on the inside of bioCEED!

My name is Gro, I am employed as senior scientist at the Institute of Marine Research, the national applied research institute connected to the ministry of Trade and Fisheries. My personal expertise is ecology, ethology and governmental ecosystem state- and advisory reports. This means I need to keep myself informed on marine science on all…

bioCEED’s first movie night at UNIS

In the beginning of November, student representatives at UNIS arranged a movie night on marine plastic pollution. This evening, around 40 students, both from biology and other departments attended to learn more about, and discuss the issues related to the increasing amount of plastic in the ocean. Geir Wing Gabrielsen from the Norwegian Polar Institute…

Reaching new heights in Calgary – ISSOTL2017

It was a very excited group of UiB/bioCEEDers that went to Calgary, Canada, to join the ISSOTL2017 Conference – Reaching new heights. We traveled there to be conference participants and presenters, but also to learn. Next year it is our turn to host the ISSOTL conference in Bergen!

Visiting friends in Minnesota

A few weeks back bioCEEDers Oddfrid Førland and Vigdis Vandvik visited our collaborators Sehoya Cotner and Cissy Ballen at the Biology Teaching and Learning Unit at University of Minnesota.

ArtsApp gets FINNUT grant.

On October 19th, the Research Council’s programme for Research and Innovation in the educational sector (FINNUT), granted financial support to the project “ArtsApp: How technology affects motivation and interest in learning of biological species”. The project will receive funding for the next three years. The project is led by Professor John-Arvid Grytnes from BIO in…

How to get the best job – a job application student seminar in Bergen

bioCEED’s student representatives n Bergen thought that students needed a job application seminar, specific for biologists, so… they organized it! On October 26th, 40 students, mostly master students, gathered to listen to Eivind Olsvik from Sammen Råd & Karriere and Ørjan Totland, head of the Department of Biology at UiB who presented good tips regarding…

Introducing BIO’s field course in paleoecology… in a video!

Bringing students to the field and showing them what the real life of a biologist is like is certainly one great way to give rise to vocations. Alternatively this can be the chance to spare them precious time and energy, should they come to realize that this is not the life they wanted for themselves.…

NOKUT hosts student seminar to build bridges between Centres of Excellence

13.-15. October, NOKUT invited engaged students from different organisations to a student gathering in Asker. The theme for the seminar was «students as partners in their own education: how Centres of Excellence include and stimulate students in their work». This included the development of the centres, teaching, centre projects, programme designs and learning resources.