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“I’m in love with Bergen”, says one of the five Tunisian exchange students that the Department of Foreign Languages has welcomed this spring semester.
Under the subject “Teaching Responsible Research and Innovation at University”, the conference gathered more than 150 people from all over the world. Lecturers and attendees discussed about how research and innovation should respond to the needs of society and how universities can contribute towards a responsible scientific education
Nadzeya Husakouskaya is a Ph.D student at SKOK. On the 30th of March she re-opened her exhibition titled “Opposite: being reflected in Marikana Women” at European Humanities University (EHU) in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Former ERC Advanced Grant holder Christopher Henshilwood leads an exciting new project with roots in archaeology, but drawing on various disciplines. The project is in the final round of qualifying for Centre of Excellence status in Norway.
Using skeletons, biological anthropologist Stian Suppersberger Hamre studies the food and travels of Scandinavians who lived 1,000 years ago.
Four research centres at the University of Bergen have gone to the second round in the process of becoming a Norwegian Centre of Excellence.
The current issue of the Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy (vol. 4, nr. 3, 2016) features papers by two of our department members: Christian Erbacher has written on 'Wittgenstein and His Literary Executors' and Alois Pichler has reviewed Mauro Engelmann's (who visited us as guest researcher in the fall of 2015) book Wittgenstein's Philosophical Development:... Read more
As one of the leading groups of post-normal science, researchers from SVT are heavily represented at the conference "New Currents in Science: The Challenges of Quality" in Ispra 3 -5 of March, organized by the Joint Research Centre, European Commision.
From April to September 2016 Malgorzata Kot will be studying at the University of Bergen as taking part in the project on student and academic staff mobility within EEA Grants/Norway Grants conducted by the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Researchers from the SVT has contributed heavily to the new issue of Food Phreaking. In Vitro Meat was one of the case studies in the EPINET project integrating different ways of assessing the good and the bad of new technologies.
Our early ancestors, Homo sapiens, managed to evolve and journey across the earth by exchanging and improving their technology. Research from the University of Bergen shows that cultural interaction has been vital to the rise of humankind.
The four-year project `Anti-Exceptionalism About Logic' has received a grant from the Norwegian Research Council in the category `Young Researchers'. The project leader is Ole Hjortland (Department of Philosophy), and the project will fund a postdoctoral researcher and a PhD student.
Associate Professor Christian Jørgensen’s creative approach to communicating science is lauded. The Centre for Academic Writing receives award for its improvement of education methods.
To support the efforts of the UN Conference on Climate Change 2015 (COP 21) in Paris, the Editors-in-Chief of Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (COSUST) have organized a Virtual Special Issue focusing on climate change. Professor Jeroen van der Sluijs from UiB is one of the selected contributors.
Prof Christine M. Jacobsen is one of the contributors at a roundtable on gender studies in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. It has now been published in About Gender, International Journal of Gender Studies.
The LINGCLIM project arranged a multidisciplinary conference on climate change in Bergen.
Despite a strong domination of men, many women worked and lived at Bryggen (“The German Wharf”) in Bergen during the Middle Ages. Sigrid Samset Mygland wanted to find out who these women were.
Soon you will be identified by body odour and your behaviour in public places. UiB researchers investigate the public's feelings about a higher degree of identification.

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