The University's strategic focus on global challenges is based on global development and globalisation processes.
UiB works specifically to promote interdisciplinary research on Migration, Health and Inequality, as the key themes within its strategic initiative on global challenges. Several faculties have established high quality research within these three themes, and the university seeks to further develop this research in an interdisciplinary setting.
The three themes are closely linked, but can also stand alone.
The UN's Sustainable Development Goals directly address both inequality and health. Access to healthcare and health risks are among the most significant differentiating factors in the world today. Failing health and health services are often both a result, and a cause, of inequality.
Migration is often caused by hunger and wars, and migration occurs within individual countries as well as between countries and continents. Migration characterises today's economy, political agenda and culture.
Read more about some departments, centres, projects and networks at UiB working specifically on issues related to global challenges.
Department of Health Promotion and Development (The Hemil Centre)