Objectives and Content
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- has broad knowledge about the use of living organisms, molecules or biotechnological methods
- has knowledge about examples of established biotechnology products and processes in Norwegian industry
- has basic knowledge about the political landscape of bioeconomy and circular economy
- has basic knowledge about innovation systems, immaterial rights, business models, value chains and financial support
- har good knowledge about ethical and societal issues relating to responsible research and innovation, including an understanding of sustainable exploitation of natural resources, and framework for access and benefit sharing of genetic resources
- can solve real life challenges in enterprises by the application of living organisms, molecules or biotechnological methods as tools
- can find, evaluate and refer to various sources of information, and apply these to promote solutions
- can conduct a defined development project under supervision and according to established ethical scientific conducts
- can analyze relevant challenges relating to innovation
- can reflect on sustainability, environmental and ethical aspects of innovation, and societal responsibility
- can communicate theories about and methods for industrial biotechnology
- can contribute to creative and innovative processes
Level of Study
Semester of Instruction
Spring. The course runs next time spring semester 2024.
All activity in this course is mandatory. The number of seats depends on the number of supervisors and projects available. Max. 10 students.
This course has a limited capacity, enrollment is based on application. The application deadline is Wednesday in week 2 for the spring semester. Please see this page for more information. You will receive confirmation of whether you received a seat in Studentweb no later than Monday the week after the deadline.
It is compulsory to attend the first lecture/orientation meeting, or you risk losing your seat. If you are unable to attend the first lecture, you must contact the Study Section (firstname.lastname@example.org). The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on Mitt UiB.
Place of Instruction
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, seminars and group work. Oral presentation of group work.
Activity / Hours per week: 2 hrs
Activity / Weeks: 14 weeks