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Household cleaning can be as bad as smoking for lung function

Cleaners who have regularly used cleaning sprays over 20 years were found to have reduced lung function equivalent to smoking 20 cigarettes a day over the same period, a UiB-study shows.

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SDG Conference is to be annual event

At the SDG Conference Bergen, Rector Dag Rune Olsen promised to make the University of Bergen climate neutral by 2030. The university will also host an annual conference on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Video from the SDG Conference Bergen 2018

Video links to the full plenary sessions from the SDG Conference Bergen 2018.

RESEARCH FUNDING

Mare Nullius: Professor Edvard Hviding awarded Toppforsk grant

Social anthropologist Edvard Hviding is one of three University of Bergen researchers to receive five years of major funding from the prestigious Toppforsk programme, awarded by the Research Council of Norway, for his project Mare Nullius.

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Strengthening health priority in Ethiopia with Gates-Millions

A grant of 3 million US dollars from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is enabling Professor Ole Frithjof Norheim and his research group to teach health priorities to Ethiopian students.