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Global Challenges

A multidisciplinary strategic area at the University of Bergen.

bergen summer research school 2018

Six PhD Courses on Global Challenges

Next summer, we take on some of the biggest global challenges, from health and cultural heritage in a digital age, to ecology and ethics, food security, and rights as political tools. Register now.

Notes from the field

Waiting in Sweden

Social Anthropologist and WAIT-researcher Shahram Khosravi is currently carrying out fieldwork on irregular migrants in Stockholm. Read his field-report on their experience of waiting, and the effects that prolonged waiting has on asylum seekers.

Conference

Action needed to fight child poverty

Poverty researchers, policymakers and NGOs put forward six concrete measures to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty in Africa.

RESEARCH | MEDICINE

Doctors need Cultural Training

A UiB-study shows that general practioners in Norway show little competency in understanding different cultures. Associate Professor Esperanza Diaz asks for mandatory training.

RESEARCHERS TO WATCH

Research for the worst off in the labour market

Georg Picot has long done research on temporary employment. For his next project he wants to study low-wage employment and how the state influences wages.