Gunnar Aksel Bjune

Professor Emeritus - Department of General Practice
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Phone +47 22850640
Visiting address Kirkeveien 166 Fredrik Holsts hus 0450 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1130 Blindern 0318 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Global health (emphasis on infectious diseases)
  • Health programs (control of infections, implementation research)
  • Tuberculosis and other mycobacterial diseases (from molecules to arts)
  • Training of health personnel for research

Courses taught


  • Professor, international health, UiO (1996 to present)
  • Professor, international health, University of Bergen (1992-96)
  • Prosjektleder for utvikling  av vaksine mot meningokokk-B-sjukdom, Folkehelsa (1986-92)
  • Specialist in medical microbiology and immunology
  • Associate Professor in immunology, UiO (1978-80)
  • Researcher, later Scientific Director of Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (1973-76, -84-85)
  •, UiO, 1980 (Immunology of leprosy)
  •, UiO, 1970

Positions held

  • Boards: Several boards and task-forces in WHO (member/leader)
  • UiO’s North-South Council, NUFU/Norad Fellowship Programme (member/leader)
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Armauer Hansen Research Institute (member/leader)
  • Scientific Advisory Board, EpiLab, Khartoum, Sudan (member)


Most important ones abroad:

  • National Institute for Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Ethiopia
  • Amhara Regional State Health Bureau, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
  • EpiLab, Khartoum, Sudan


Tags: Global South
Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:45 PM - Last modified May 31, 2016 3:18 PM