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:

Constituted Dean Dag Inge Våge
Head of Department at IHA and vice-dean for research  Gro Steine
Head of Department at IPV Siri Fjellheim
Vice-dean for education Dag Inge Våge
Administration Manager Nini Hammergren 

Beside the management team, head of the research education committee  Øystein Holand

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

Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences   

Breeding and quantitative genetics ─ leader Peer Berg
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

      Horticulture - leader Anne-Berit Wold
      Agriculture -  leader Marian Schubert
      Technical Section - leader Hilde Raanaas Kolstad


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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