International Collaboration

Department of International Collaboration (DIC) was established in 2003. Haukeland University Hospital (HUH) is the leading hospital in Norway, participating in international collaboration with hospitals in the South. We coordinate an increasing number of international projects.  Our vision is to have a comprehensive and broad medical collaboration with selected partner hospitals in Africa and Asia.

At any given time the department coordinates around 20 projects, and about 25 HUS employees are stationed abroad in one of the projects. 
Department of International Collaboration (DIC) was established in October 2003 at the initiative of the board of Haukeland University Hospital (HUH). The department coordinates the international activities towards partner institutions in the South and reports directly to the management at HUH.
The mandates of DIC are personnel administration and providing service to the clinical departments when it comes to administration of international projects. DIC assists the clinical departments in project design, application to donors and monitoring of the projects, including reporting on expenditures and budgets.

The department provides updated information about the collaborating countries and has the formal contact with donors and Norwegian Embassies. DIC is responsible for signing of new agreements with donors, collaborating institutions and government agencies in the collaborating countries.

DIC coordinates a steadily increasing number of projects in collaboration with the partner institutions in the South. The department is mainly financed through external projects, but also receives an annual, earmarked allocation from HUH for international activities for employees at HUH.

Jon Wigum Dahl – Head of Department

Office: +47 55 97 33 60
Mobile: +47 95 89 05 39
Mr. Dahl has been employed since the department was established in 2003. His background is as a political scientist, and previously he worked seven years in ILO/UN service in Geneva, Switzerland and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Mr. Dahl was also manager for Health and social services Fusa Municipality, coordinator for internationalization in the city of Bergen, and office manager at Center for International Health, University of Bergen.

Grete Marie Eilertsen – Project coordinator

Office: +47 55 97 47 69
Mobile: +47 97 95 77 23
Ms. Eilertsen has been employed since the department was established in 2003. She has a master in Development Geography/Social Science from the University of Bergen. She is responsible for the HR management, and for Haukeland University Hospital’s projects in Malawi, Ethiopia, Tanzania/Zanzibar and Nepal. In addition she is administrative Coordinator for the emergency team at Haukeland University Hospital (HUH).

Silje Seterås – Project coordinator

Office: +47 55 97 33 70
Mobile: +47 97 11 00 06
Ms. Seterås has been employed since 2004. Her background is within business and administration from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She is responsible for external funded projects in Tanzania/Zanzibar and Nepal, and is the finance coordinator at the department.

Camilla Skjelbred – Consultant

Office: +47 55 97 21 56
Mobile: +47 90 97 19 27
Ms. Skjelbred has been employed since 2014. She has a bachelor degree in economics and management, with a major in business administration from Bergen University College. She is responsible for the shipment of containers to our projects, and she is assisting in the finance management of DIC; providing practical support to the international FK participants at HUH; maintaining updated webpages; and in general support the running of the office.



  • Monday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday CLOSED
  • Sunday CLOSED

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Haukeland Universitetssjukehus Avdeling for Internasjonalt Samarbeid Postboks 1400 5021 Bergen, Norway


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