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University of Bergen

The University of Bergen is a public university located in Bergen, Norway. The university today serves 17,000 students, is one of eight universities in Norway. Although the university was founded as late as 1946, academic activity had taken place in Bergen since the founding of Bergen Cathedral School in 1153, the Seminarium Fredericianum in 1750 and the establishment of the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy in 1817. Academia and higher education would be advanced in the city with the establishment of Bergen Museum renamed University Museum of Bergen, in 1825. Founded by Wilhelm Frimann Christie and Jacob Neumann, the museum became a venue for both research and education specialized on natural science, featured prominent researcher like Michael Sars, Daniel Cornelius Danielssen and Fridtjof Nansen. Bergen would become a city with several arenas for higher education and research with the Geophysical Institute being established in 1917, the Chr. Michelsen Institute in 1930, the Norwegian School of Economics in 1936 and the university in 1946.

The University of Bergen has an elected rector Dag Rune Olsen. The university has 7 faculties, the newest being The Faculty of Fine Art and Design, established in 2017; the University of Bergen Library and the University Museum of Bergen have a faculty-like status. Most of the university campus and administration is located in the Nygård neighbourhood, which has resulted in the campus area being referred to as Nygårdshøyden or høyden, meaning "the hill". In 2010 the university was ranked as number 135 worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 181st worldwide by the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings. UiB was ranked number 148 worldwide in the July 2010 Webometrics Ranking of World Universities; the URAP has ranked UiB for 2014/2015 as the 219th worldwide. The University of Bergen, in common with other Norwegian universities, does not charge tuition fees, which applies to international students. Students are however required to be members of the student welfare organisation.

As of Fall 2015, this fee is NOK 590 per semester, provides access to several services, including cultural activities, refunds for many medical expenses and subsidized accommodation. 40kr of the fee is a donation to the SAIH, a student charity. However most of the students give the donation; the Faculty of Fine Art and Design was established on 1 January 2017. It is composed of the earlier Grieg Academy – Department of Music, the Bergen Academy of Art and Design; the Art Academy – Department of Contemporary Art The Grieg Academy - Department of Music Department of Design Centre for Medieval Studies Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities Centre for Women and Gender Research Department of Archeology, Cultural Studies and Religion Department of Foreign Languages (Arabic, French, Japanese, Spanish and single courses in Chinese Department of Linguistics and Aesthetical studies Department of Philosophy and First Semester Studies The Grieg Academy – Department of MusicThe faculty revised its structure and names in August 2007.

The Faculty of Law was established as a separate faculty in 1980, with legal studies and research having been conducted at the university since 1969. The faculty is one of three Norwegian institutions which offer legal studies, the other two being the law faculties at the University of Oslo and the University of Tromsø; the faculty offers a five-year programme leading to a Master's degree in law and a three-year PhD programme, has 1900 students. As of January 1, 2018, the faculty is organised into the following seven departments: Department of Biological Sciences Department of Chemistry Department of Earth Science Department of Informatics Department of Mathematics Department of Physics and Technology Geophysical InstituteThe Faculty is tied to a number of centres: Centres of Excellence in Research: Birkeland Centre for Space Science Centre for GeobiologyCentres of Research-based Innovation: Sea Lice Research CentreCentres of Excellence in Education: BioCEEDOther important units and centres: Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology K.

G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research CBU - Computational Biology Unit Norwegian Ocean Observation Laboratory Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Innovations Bergen Offshore Wind Centre Since January 2013 the faculty is organised in the following departments and units: Department of Biomedicine Department of Clinical Medicine Department of Clinical Science Department of Clinical Dentistry Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care Centre for International Health Laboratory Animal Facility The University of Bergen is the only institution in the Nordic countries where the study of psychology has been assigned to its own faculty. Established in 1980, it educates psychologists and is responsible for the University's pedagogic education. Department of Administration and Organization Theory Department of Comparative Politics Department of Economics Department of Geography Department of Information Science and Media Studies Department of Social Anthropology Department of Sociology Centre for Development Studies Centre for Gender Studies Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies The University has an Arboret

Pavlin Ivanov (basketball)

Pavlin Ivanov is a Bulgarian professional basketball player for Beroe in the Bulgarian NBL, as a shooting guard. Ivanov was born in Yambol. Ivanov started playing basketball at the age of nine. In 2008 he moved to Benetton Basket youth club and made his professional debut there in the season 2011–12; the next season, he signed for KK Budućnost. In December 2013 he returned to his home town to play for BC Yambol. In 2014-15 he signed for Levski; the next season Ivanov moved to Lukoil Academic. His club won the League and he was awarded finals MVP. In the first days of 2018 he moved to Levski Lukoil with all the first team players of Lukoil Academic, as part of a sponsorship switch between the two clubs, he signed with Balkan for 1+1 years, in November 2018. On February 2, 2020, he has signed with Beroe in the Bulgarian NBL. Ivanov represented the senior men's Bulgarian national team in the second qualification tournament for FIBA EuroBasket 2015, averaging 5.3 points per game. He played in EuroBasket 2017 qualification, averaging 7.5 points per game.

With Bulgaria's youth national teams, he played at the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and 2013 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. Yambolbasketball profile Bgbasket profile Eurobasket profile Eurocup profile

Suspension lift

A suspension lift is a modification to a vehicle to raise the ride height. It is done for the purpose of improving the off road performance of SUVs or trucks and other off-road vehicles, or for cosmetic purposes. Suspension lifts can enable steeper approach and breakover angles, higher ground clearance, helps accommodate larger wheels and tires. Due to the raised center of gravity, maximum safe operating angles can be reduced and roadholding is significantly impaired. Suspension lifts are found on a number of high performance sports cars, in which a low ground clearance is used to improve handling, using an aerodynamic effect known as downforce; such vehicles activate the suspension lift while traversing road bumps and ramps to avoid damaging the front underbody of the vehicle when driving on public roads. A lift kit is an aftermarket product package with the parts needed to lift a specific model of vehicle with instructions and customer support; some kits may have only critical or difficult to obtain parts, needing generic or off the shelf hardware and parts to complete the lift.

Some lifts need only a few parts, like lift blocks, the spacers placed between the axles and leaf springs, coil spring/strut spacers and extended shocks, special driveshafts and more. More extensive lifts require many new suspension and drivetrain parts, such as replacement control arms, trailing arms, custom four-link systems, drive shafts; these changes may be necessary because raising the vehicle's ride height can impact drive shaft length, steering geometry, brake lines. Legality is an issue when installing suspension lifts, as many jurisdictions have varying laws on vehicle ride height and placement of lights and bumpers. Many trucks are supported by leaf spring suspensions. Leaf springs offer exceptional articulation, a large payload and can take a substantial amount of abuse. With the correct methods they can be modified to help a vehicle carry more weight, have better articulation or to fit large oversized tires; some vehicles may be equipped with front and rear leaf springs or just rear leaf springs with independent front suspension.

Some methods of lifting are good for the rear, but not for the front, such as lifting blocks. Lifting the rear with blocks is a common way to achieve the desired height; this is done by installing a block, of the desired height of lift, in between the leaf spring and leaf spring perch and installing longer U-bolts. It is a bad method for the front because of safety issues while braking; when braking, the front wheels create the majority of the braking force. The block moves this lateral force, caused by braking, higher above the axle than it did in the stock form; this can cause the block to become displaced from its result in total loss of control. A more accepted way to build up the leaf springs is by using an add-a-leaf; this is done by inserting an extra leaf into the vehicle's leaf pack. Using the add-a-leaf will increase the height, but sometimes makes the suspension ride rough because of the added spring rate. With an adequate budget, the best way to lift with leaf springs is to buy a new set with the lift built in.

An add-a-leaf depends on the integrity of the old springs. They may be a bit worn out, so when the lift is installed, the proposed 2 inch leaves may only have lifted the truck 1.5 inches. The new leaf spring pack will give the true lift desired; these packs can be bought at various increments of lift and can be combined with lifting shackles to give the proper setup