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Students – do you have a clue?

How do we become a zero-emissions society? Are you curious about how you can make an impact on our future?

Do you have any bright ideas on how Norway (and the rest of the world) can become a zero-emissions society? We invite you to a two-day workshop on the 1st and 2nd of November!

Why should you participate?
– Get access to competent mentors
– Build relevant network
– Learn the Design Thinking methodology
– Receive a certificate from HVL, NHH and UIB for participation
– Cash prize for winner with a total of kr. 50 000.

This workshop is an initiative by Universitetet i Bergen, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Høgskulen på Vestlandet HVLand VIS, in conjunction with the launch of Energy Conversion VEST which will be a cluster of knowledge for conversion to a zero-emission society in Bergen. Prizes sponsored by Sparebanken Vest. Visit the event on Facebook for more information.

New incidents with gray silverfish / skjeggkre

The insect gray silverfish (or long-tailed silverfish, in Norwegian: skjeggkre) should now be regarded as an established part of the population at the first and third floors, and by induction, also at the second floor of Realfagsbygget. While completely harmless, this insect multiplies rapidly and it is very difficult to get rid of once you get it into your house. It is therefore recommendable to take some simple precautions. When unpacking goods of any kind in your office or lab, please bring the paper or carton wrapping down to the basement right away. Do not use the paper bin in the mail room. Moreover, clear your floor space from unnecessary clutter, making the whole floor accessible to the cleaning personnel. Do not leave backpacks or bags at your office floor (escpecially over night!) and avoid transporting good hiding places (carton boxes etc) between home and UiB. For more information, see here.

Service Portal project

The University of Bergen is introducing a new system for all types of user inquiries – a single, common service portal for employees and students. The new system will replace the current Issue tracker and will be an information base for user guides and descriptions of procedures. The new service portal is being launched on 11. November 2019, at which point Issue Tracker stops receiving new issues. The main objectives of the new service portal are: A single gateway to administrative services; Information and inquiries in one place; Employees and students get help more quickly; Automation and increased self-service, and Better flow and coordination of cases between divisions

På rektors oppfordring; søk Aker Scholarship

Dette er en super mulighet for alle våre dyktige studenter.

Nettsiden med all informasjon om Aker Scholarship finner dere her: www.akerscholarship.no

Seminar on forensic drug analysis

Aaron Urbas from the National Institute of Standards and Technology will give a seminar on «Combating the New Psychoactive Substance (NPS) Wave with NMR and Raman Spectroscopies»

Tuesday 24th September, 1100-1200



Guest lecture on Material Demand for Energy – Friday Sept 20 @12.15

This Friday, Professor James Metson, University of Auckland, NZ, is visiting Bergen and our department. He will deliver a guest lecture on Materials Demands for Mobility, Energy and Infrastructures for the cities of 2050.
The lecture takes place in Tripletten (3069), at 12.15-13 on Friday September 20. Claim your seat!
In addition to several high-profile rôles including deputy vice chancellor for research and science adviser to the NZ government, Dr. Metson is a PI at MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. His field of expertise is surface chemistry and material science, and he holds a particular interest in the processing and behavior of aluminium oxide. His wider research interests include:
  • Metal oxides, hydroxides and nitrides in catalysis, semiconductor materials, absorbents and refractories
  • Synchrotron radiation and applications in surface and materials science.
  • Alumina microstructure and the impacts of alumina properties in aluminium reduction technology.
Abstract of the talk:  The constraints of materials availability, supply line security and social licence demand a change of thinking in how we assess the optimal solutions for the cities of the future. Materials with high embodied energies or challenging supply lines are only viable if they are readily recycled at low energy cost.  This favours the top of the periodic table and survivors such as aluminium and steel whereas most plastics and even Portland cement become increasingly challenging.

Flott profilering i Aftenposten Viten

FOTO: Shutterstock/NTB scanpix

Evakuering 3.9

Brannalarmen i dag skyldes at det var kraftig røykutvikling fra kantine-kjøkkenet i 2.etasje.

Vi oppfordrer alle som evakueres til å trekke lengre unna utgangspartiene når vi evakuerer bygget. Brannvesenet måtte inspisere før vi slapp inn igjen.


The fire alarm today was due to accident and heavy smoke from the cafeteria-kitchen in 2.floor.

We kindly ask all employees and students to move further away from the doors (and building) when evacuated.


Ole Tumyr – brukeransvarlig


Hildegunn Almelid – vara brukeransvarlig


NKS how-to-use Chemdraw

NKS Bergen inviterer til ChemDraw-kurs 5. september kl 16.30! De byr på massevis av ChemDraw-tips, kaffe og noe attåt, og et kompendium fullt av tips og triks! Dette kurset er aktuelt for kjemikere på alle nivåer: student, stipendiat eller professor! Enten du kan programmet fra før eller bare har lyst til å lære det 🙂
CC: 50 kr / gratis for medlemmer Lokale: Tripletten.
Påmelding via http://bit.ly/2KAuYxh eller e-post: Louise.bergsjo@uib.no

Nano symposium – Kavli laureates and local talents

The nano symposium was as every bit as exciting and stimulating as the program promised. Between the opening lecture by professor Thomas Ebbesen on light–matter interaction and the importance of vacuum (!) and the closing lecture by professor Virginijus Šikšnys on the invention and mechanism of CRISPR-Cas9 for DNA editing, four up-and-coming scientists from UiB presented research and plans for research, among them Mali Husby Rosnes at our department.

Toward the end of the nano symposium, Hege Ommedal received well earned praise for her excellent coordination of the whole event.


For those missing out on the symposium, there is a second chance to enjoy professor Ebbesen’s highly engaging exposition of his science in the Horizon lecture today, see details at the top of the Kjemi-Nytt entry page.

In addition, the Kavli symposium Passion for science has also spurred the opening of a new exhibition at the University Museum that addresses the themes of the Kavli Prize: «On the smallest, the biggest and the most complicated» – learn about the University of Bergen’s research in nanoscience, astrophysics, and neuroscience. Enjoy!

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