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Monthly Archives: October 2021

We miss our UNIS colleagues already!

Is there a better way to celebrate the loosening of covid restrictions than an impromptu visit to Svalbard? The answer is NO. Several of the UiB-based crew (along with the new iEarth coordinator, Thea Krossøy) joined our northernmost colleagues for the UNIS Learning Forum the 5th and 6th of October. This, the 8th offering of…

About assessment and the development of teaching – Learning Forum 2021

From Tuesday, October 5th to Thursday, October 7th, the eighth UNIS Learning Forum took place with 95 participants (80 on-site and 15 online) from all departments as well as a group of 10 students. bioCEED was well represented during the Learning Forum with several staff and students travelling from Bergen to attend the forum and…

First published contribution to Bikuben student journal

We are happy to finally share the first published contribution to Bikuben student journal

“Let’s talk about sex: Exploring evolutionary explanations for the persistence of sexual reproduction in eukaryotes”

In this text from his studies, Mads. S Michalsen summarizes some of the leading explanations of why sexual reproduction has persisted through evolutionary time, despite the apparently high costs (compared to asexual reproduction).

A Presentation of Cooperative Learning Principles and Structures

On Thursday 7th of October, Ståle Ellingsen and I were invited to talk about our work with cooperative learning in the weekly seminar at the Department of Chemistry, UiB. The Department of Chemistry has recently formulated some common general guidelines for laboratory reports at the bachelor level. The different laboratory courses have been assigned different…

New faces in the bioCEED UNIS family!

Marlena Wegner and Samira Terzenbach are the new bioCEED student representatives at UNIS during the fall semester. Marlena Abril Wegner is currently a bachelor’s degree student in Biology. Her home university is the Freie Universität in Berlin. Since July, she is studying at UNIS where she follows two courses, AB 201 – Terrestrial Arctic Biology…