About us

About us

Faculty of Biosciences contributes to shape future food production through basic as well as applied research on the production and use of plants, livestock and fish. We are approx. 200 scientific/technical employees plus 21 employees in the Faculty administration.

The faculty consists of the two departments Department of Animal and Aquaculture Sciences, IHA and the Department of Plant Science, IPV.

 Management at the faculty:

Dean Kari Kolstad
Head of Department at IHA and head of the research committee  Gro Steine
Head of Department at IPV (coming soon)
Head of the study committee Dag Inge Våge
Administration Manager John J Øyaas

Beside the management team, head of the research education committee Anne-Berit Wold

 The faculty is organized in research section under the two institutes:

Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences   

Breeding and quantitative genetics ─ leader Bjørg Heringstad
Ethology and Animal Environment ─ leader Inger Lise Andersen
Nutrition and Physiology in Monogastric Animals ─ leader Øystein Ahlstrøm    
Ruminant Nutrition and Physiology ─ leader Margrethe Eknæs    
Genome Biology ─ leader Sigbjørn Lien


Department of plant Sciences

Agroecology ─ leader Geir Lieblein
Genetics and Plant Breeding ─ leader  Åshild Ergon
Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology ─ leader Sissel Torre
Plant Protection and Food Crops ─ leader Siv Fagertun Remberg

The faculty hosts one of the centers for research-driven innovation (SFI) – Foods of Norway.


Bachelor programs in Norwegian:


Master programs in Norwegian:

Urbant landbruk 

Master programs in English:

Animal Breeding and Genetics
Animal science 
Genom Science
Plant Science 


PhD programs:

Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Plant Sciences




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