2022 at a glance

At a glance

Historic upheaval.

Hauptgebäude der Universität Bern und die Ukrainische Flagge

Through the Scholars at Risk program and Compass UniBE project, the University of Bern was able to offer simplified access to higher education for student refugees from Ukraine.

Horizon Europe.

Flagge EU und Schweiz

Despite enormous efforts and replacement measures, the country’s exclusion from the world’s largest research network continues to be a source of concern at the University of Bern. It has now joined the ENLIGHT European research alliance in order to create better exchange opportunities for students and researchers.

Further development jeopardized.

Eingang eines Universitätsgebäude

The University’s basic funds only grew at a slow pace, meaning that a structural deficit can be expected in as early as the medium term. Unfortunately, the shortage of space also continues to increase. Here, the University continues to rely on good collaboration in order to stand its ground in the competitive market.

Strategy renewed.

Die Strategie 2023 der Universität Bern

With its Strategy 2030, the University is adhering to tried-andtested basic elements while adding digital transformation and the building situation as sub-strategies. The faculties will also develop their own strategies based on this overarching strategy.

Teaching of tomorrow.

Studierende in einem Hörsaal

Even after returning to the lecture halls, students continue to benefit from experience gained from digital remote teaching. The University of Bern has also prompted a great deal of interest and recognition, even internationally, through its projects on good teaching practices, with two examples being the MEDEA Awards and The Guild.

Promoting innovative research.

Eine Person übt sich in innovativer Forschung

Through the new Innovation Office and launch of the UniBE Venture Fellowships, the University has created many incentives for researchers to communicate new knowledge to society.

Major celebrations.

Ein voller Festsaal

The School of Dental Medicine (ZMK), the Institute of Astronomy (AIUB) and the Center of Competence for Public Management (KPM) celebrated major anniversaries in 2022. And even the University itself had reason to celebrate: It was listed for the first time among the world’s best 100 universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.