Global Challenges


Global Challenges

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.

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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.

Centre for International Health

Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC)

Centre on Law and Social Transformation

Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK) 

Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP)

Department of Comparative Politics

Department of Geography

Department of Health Promotion and Development (The Hemil Centre)

Department of Social Anthropology


Global Health Norway