News archive for Global Challenges
Two researchers from Bergen were involved in a project evaluating women´s perception, utilization and experience of a professional midwifery service in rural Afghanistan in the time around childbirth.
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.
Strategy area for Global Challenges has allocated funds to promote scientific interfaculty cooperation in 2018.
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.
The Centre for International Health at the University of Bergen offers a Master Degree in Global Health.
If universities are to contribute to societal attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals, it requires them to take on a different role, posit SpaceLab/CET researchers.
The first doctorate of UiB’s Faculty of Social Sciences was awarded to Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed at the Department of Social Anthropology. His relationship with Professor Gunnar Håland started when he accommodated this "European" who was looking for a place to stay during a Sudan visit in the 1960s. Read Professor Ahmed's celebration of Gunnar here.
Professor Kjersti Fløttum, Department of foreign languages at the University of Bergen (UiB) was invited to have a lecture and attend a meeting in the French Ministry of Environment, Energy and Sea in Paris 17th Dec 2017.
Tor Halvorsen and colleagues with book on UNs sustainable development goals.
Poverty researchers, policymakers and NGOs put forward six concrete measures to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty in Africa.
Researchers at the Department of Biomedicine participate in an international research project that has now found a promising compound which could turn into an effective drug against malaria.
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.
A UiB-study shows that general practioners in Norway show little competency in understanding different cultures. Associate Professor Esperanza Diaz asks for mandatory training.
How do we know that our activities for utilization of research have effects that benefit sustainable development?
Justin Tongun is a PhD student at the Centre for International Health (CIH). His home is in South-Sudan.
Five «students» been selected to take part in the capacity-building project funded by the Gates Foundation.
UiB’s highest education prize for 2017, the Owl Prize, has been awarded to the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Occupational Health in Developing Countries”.