Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA) contributes to the development of a sustainable, knowledge-based bio-economy
FBA aims to be a leading arena in the High North for education, research and knowledge dissemination in aquaculture and ecology. This is fostered by a unique genomic platform and characterised by strong interaction between disciplines.
FBA meets the needs for employment and value creation in the knowledge-based bio-economy. This is defined by the European Union as sustainable production and transformation of biomass to food, fibre products, industrial products and energy.
The faculty bases this work on talented people, up-to-date infrastructure and advanced methodologies - all supported by high academic quality standards and scientific integrity.
Scientific production and quality is assessed according to NIFU-STEP. Our ambition is to rank among the top educational establishments for marine biological sciences in Norway.
The University of Nordland campus is on the outskirts of the coastal city of Bodø, just north of the Arctic Circle. This is an ideal location for the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture.
The faculty is one of the leading academic environments within marine biosciences and aquaculture in Norway. It has modern facilities for students and researchers in the main university buildings, including advanced equipment for the study of genomics, one of today’s cutting-edge fields of research. These facilities are augmented by a large, well-equipped research station on the water’s edge, just a 15-minute walk from the main campus.
Teaching and researching
Students find a convivial, supportive atmosphere with curricula that blend fundamental science with practical applications. Read more
Research is conducted by world-class teams continuously pushing at the frontiers of knowledge while retaining a clear grasp of social and economic sciences. Research programmes are designed for relevance to marine industries; e.g. aquaculture, marine and coastal development and offshore energy including oil and gas. Read more